HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
5650 Vista Boulevard, Sparks, NV
INTRODUCTORY CENTERING PRAYER WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 4, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Centering Prayer Workshop will teach a method of silent prayer that is rooted in the Christian contemplative heritage. It is a gentle silent method of consenting to God's presence and healing action within us. By taking time to "rest in God" each day, we open ourselves to the gift of God's presence.
Come and learn more about this prayer method
The program includes talks by Contemplative Outreach presenters and instructional DVDs by Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Basil Pennington. Participants will practice Centering Prayer together. There will be time for questions and discussion.
There will be six follow-up sessions on Zoom each Wednesday evening thereafter, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., on December 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 2021 and January 5th and 12th, 2022.
The book, Open Mind Open Heart, by Fr. Thomas Keating will be available for purchase. Coffee and tea will be provided, please bring a food item to share.
To register for the workshop, please call:
Therese Coen at 775-901-8033
"Be still, and know that
I am God." Psalm 46:10
Days of Reflection, Retreats
We hold several introductory workshops and days of reflection each year. During Lent we meet at Lake Tahoe for a three-day silent retreat.
This is a group focused on the contemplative dimension of life and Centering Prayer.
We welcome you to community if you have attended an introductory workshop on Centering Prayer or if you are visiting the northern Nevada area and have an established Centering Prayer practice. We hold several introductory workshops each year.
Centering Prayer follows Jesus's teaching (Matthew 6:6): "If you want to pray, enter your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Centering Prayer is resting in God.
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer.
We have several prayer groups that meet weekly in northern Nevada:
A group in Carson City on Wednesday mornings
Three groups in Reno on Mondays and Thursdays
A group in Gardnerville on Tuesday evenings
These are links that will help you on your spiritual journey and the practice of Centering Prayer.
The fundamental goodness of human nature, like the mystery of the Trinity, Grace, and the Incarnation, is an essential element of Christian faith.
Our basic core of goodness is our true Self. Its center of gravity is God.
These are Scripture passages that allude to the practice of Centering Prayer.