note: There will be no Centering Prayer on either Wednesday, October 31st or Wednesday, November 28th."


Centering Prayer is a form of meditation, of silent prayer, which prepares us to experience God’s presence within.  It fosters a personal relationship with the living God and moves us beyond conversation into silent communion with the Divine. It adds depth and meaning to all our prayer practices.  Centering Prayer is an ancient, contemplative tradition, rooted in the works of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, which has been updated to facilitate its use in the hectic lifestyles we lead today.  It transforms us so that we are able to live in calm and peace despite the chaos around us.


Centering Prayer at St. Paul meets in the Parish Center on the First and Third Wednesdays of every month.  We start to gather at 7 pm and, while people are getting settled, a portion of Open Mind, Open Heart, by Fr. Thomas Keating, is read aloud.  Our 20-minute period of Centering Prayer begins at 7:15, after which we practice Lectio Divina, using the following Sunday's Gospel.  We may also say intercessory prayers and often end the evening with a decade of the rosary.  Newcomers are most welcome!  For more information, please contact Monica Lenci at




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