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Michael Jensen

Centering Prayer

Find your inner silence

Consider joining us for Centering Prayer.

Here are two explanations of what draws people to this practice:

  • “God’s native language is silence, and I want to develop a deeper relationship with God.  In Centering Prayer I challenge myself to understand and be comfortable in silence – not just with my mind, but with my being.”
  • “Before practicing Centering Prayer I thought I knew what mysticism was, but it was only an intellectual understanding.  Now I understand it with my heart.  It also helped me to understand and appropriately draw from other mystical traditions like yoga and some Buddhist constructs to enhance my Christianity and Catholicism.”

Contemplative Prayer Group

Meet with other spiritual seekers to discuss a book about centering prayer, and then practice Centering Prayer for 20 minutes.

  • Saint Basil the Great, Basilica's Ground Level

  • Fridays, 10:00¬11:00am

Be still and know that I am God--Ps 46:10

 

 

Upcoming Events

Mar 30
2017
Thursday
at
9:15 AM
Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Mar 31
2017
Friday
at
10:00 AM
Find your inner silenceConsider joining us for Centering Prayer. Contemplative Prayer GroupMeet with other spiritual seekers to discuss a book about centering prayer...
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Mar 31 to Apr 1
2017
Friday
at
12:00 PM
At the request of Pope Francis, we are embarking on A Revolution of Love and Tenderness. The source and summit of this revolution is God. It is in God that we find our inspiration...
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Apr 6
2017
Thursday
at
9:15 AM
Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Apr 7
2017
Friday
at
10:00 AM
Find your inner silenceConsider joining us for Centering Prayer. Contemplative Prayer GroupMeet with other spiritual seekers to discuss a book about centering prayer...
Apr 8
2017
Photo Art Sculpture Headshot Jesus on the Cross
Apr 9
2017
Sunday
at
2:15 PM
Palm Sunday Meditation ConcertApril 9 at 2:15pmVespers to follow at 3:00pmThe Basilica of Saint Mary, Choir Stalls The Basilica Schola CantorumTeri Larson, conductorwithBaroque EnsembleLeah...
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Apr 10
2017
Monday
at
9:15 AM
Morning Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls behind the high altar.
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Apr 11
2017
Tuesday
at
9:15 AM
Morning Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls behind the high altar.
Apr 11
2017
Tuesday
at
5:30 PM
This service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, yet beautiful songs, following the Taizé community tradition of communal prayer focused on reconciliation and healing. The service is...