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You're invited to join us for a time of sitting silently in the presence of the Great Mystery - Spirit as you understand and experience it - with the Centering Prayer group of St Clement Catholic Church. The group, which is celebrating its 30th year in 2020, is open to spiritual seekers of all faiths and spiritual orientations. We meet most Saturdays at 9:30am for Centering Prayer followed by sharing time.

Centering Prayer is a way of praying that leads to the experience of contemplative prayer, resting in God beyond thoughts and words. It is similar to Eastern meditation forms such as mindfulness meditation but is usually set in a Christian context. The St Clement group was founded in 1990 and has an ecumenical & interfaith orientation. We invite you to come for practice time, conversation, and discussion!

New to Centering Prayer? Here are links to the local chapter of Contemplative Outreach: https://www.centeringprayerchicago.org/

and the international home of Contemplative Outreach: https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/category/category/centering-prayer

Upcoming events (5)

Online Centering Prayer Saturday

Online event

Centering Prayer is now Online.

With the global pandemic and the need for physical distancing, we are moving Centering Prayer online for the time being. If you've never experienced silent prayer or meditation in an online group, I think that you will find it has its own advantages and challenges. Many people have shared with me that they can still feel the energy of the group. That said, it is not quite the same as being physically together. I hope you'll give it a try and see what it's like for you!

We will meet by Zoom videoconferencing

Time: 9:30am

Schedule
9:30am Gathering
9:35am Welcome and orientation to Zoom
9:40am Centering Prayer (20 minutes)
9:00am Time for sharing
10:30am Closing

To join Centering Prayer Saturdays, please go online to register here: https://integralawakenings.com/resources/upcoming-events/ Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link in 1-3 hours.

Online Centering Prayer Saturday

Online event

Centering Prayer is now Online.

With the global pandemic and the need for physical distancing, we are moving Centering Prayer online for the time being. If you've never experienced silent prayer or meditation in an online group, I think that you will find it has its own advantages and challenges. Many people have shared with me that they can still feel the energy of the group. That said, it is not quite the same as being physically together. I hope you'll give it a try and see what it's like for you!

We will meet by Zoom videoconferencing

Time: 9:30am

Schedule
9:30am Gathering
9:35am Welcome and orientation to Zoom
9:40am Centering Prayer (20 minutes)
9:00am Time for sharing
10:30am Closing

To join Centering Prayer Saturdays, please go online to register here: https://integralawakenings.com/resources/upcoming-events/ Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link in 1-3 hours.

Online Centering Prayer Saturday

Online event

Centering Prayer is now Online.

With the global pandemic and the need for physical distancing, we are moving Centering Prayer online for the time being. If you've never experienced silent prayer or meditation in an online group, I think that you will find it has its own advantages and challenges. Many people have shared with me that they can still feel the energy of the group. That said, it is not quite the same as being physically together. I hope you'll give it a try and see what it's like for you!

We will meet by Zoom videoconferencing

Time: 9:30am

Schedule
9:30am Gathering
9:35am Welcome and orientation to Zoom
9:40am Centering Prayer (20 minutes)
9:00am Time for sharing
10:30am Closing

To join Centering Prayer Saturdays, please go online to register here: https://integralawakenings.com/resources/upcoming-events/ Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link in 1-3 hours.

Online Centering Prayer Saturday

Online event

Centering Prayer is now Online.

With the global pandemic and the need for physical distancing, we are moving Centering Prayer online for the time being. If you've never experienced silent prayer or meditation in an online group, I think that you will find it has its own advantages and challenges. Many people have shared with me that they can still feel the energy of the group. That said, it is not quite the same as being physically together. I hope you'll give it a try and see what it's like for you!

We will meet by Zoom videoconferencing

Time: 9:30am

Schedule
9:30am Gathering
9:35am Welcome and orientation to Zoom
9:40am Centering Prayer (20 minutes)
9:00am Time for sharing
10:30am Closing

To join Centering Prayer Saturdays, please go online to register here: https://integralawakenings.com/resources/upcoming-events/ Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link in 1-3 hours.

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Online Centering Prayer Saturday

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