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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 at St Clement Catholic Church. The group is open to spiritual seekers of all faiths and spiritual orientations. We meet most Saturdays at 9:20am for Centering Prayer followed by refreshments and discussion of an inspiring podcast, article, poem or video.

Centering Prayer is a method that leads to contemplative prayer, the experience of resting in God beyond thoughts and words. It is very similar to Eastern meditation forms such as mindfulness meditation but is usually set in a Christian context. The St Clement group was founded in 1992 and has always had a more ecumenical & interfaith embrace. 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+)

Centering Prayer Saturday

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We'll gather in the basement of St Clement (aka, the Chapel) for 20 minutes of Centering, followed by a refreshment break. After coffee & cookies, we'll have our first ever "Share a Poem" day. You are invited to bring a poem that has personal meaning to you. Please arrive by 9:20am for a brief orientation before the sitting begins at 9:30. Enter to the right of the main sanctuary/church doors, using the below ground wheelchair accessible entrance & ask to be directed to the Chapel.

Centering Prayer Saturday

Location visible to members

We'll gather in the basement of St Clement (aka, the Chapel) for 20 minutes of Centering, followed by a refreshment break. After coffee & cookies, we'll have our first ever "Share a Poem" day. You are invited to bring a poem that has personal meaning to you. Please arrive by 9:20am for a brief orientation before the sitting begins at 9:30. Enter to the right of the main sanctuary/church doors, using the below ground wheelchair accessible entrance & ask to be directed to the Chapel.

Centering Prayer Saturday

Location visible to members

We'll gather in the basement of St Clement (aka, the Chapel) for 20 minutes of Centering, followed by a refreshment break. After coffee & cookies, we'll have our first ever "Share a Poem" day. You are invited to bring a poem that has personal meaning to you. Please arrive by 9:20am for a brief orientation before the sitting begins at 9:30. Enter to the right of the main sanctuary/church doors, using the below ground wheelchair accessible entrance & ask to be directed to the Chapel.

Centering Prayer Saturday

Location visible to members

We'll gather in the basement of St Clement (aka, the Chapel) for 20 minutes of Centering, followed by a refreshment break. After coffee & cookies, we'll have our first ever "Share a Poem" day. You are invited to bring a poem that has personal meaning to you. Please arrive by 9:20am for a brief orientation before the sitting begins at 9:30. Enter to the right of the main sanctuary/church doors, using the below ground wheelchair accessible entrance & ask to be directed to the Chapel.

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