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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.

Beginning in March 2020, we are reading Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault. 

  • Fridays, 10:00¬11:00am
  • Zoom: Contact jandersen@mary.org for Zoom log-in credentials. 

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

 

For more information, or to get the reading schedule, contact Janice Andersen.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Jul 11
2020
Saturday
at
9:00 AM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Confessions are heard in the...
Jul 16
2020
Thursday
at
9:15 AM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our community, Morning Prayer has been suspended until further notice. Morning Prayer is celebrated...
Jul 17
2020
Friday
at
10:00 AM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program will temporarily be held via Zoom. Find your inner silence...
Jul 18
2020
Saturday
at
9:00 AM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Confessions are heard in the...
Jul 19
2020
Sunday
at
5:30 PM
Livestream Taizé PrayerThis service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, beautiful songs, following the Taizé community tradition of communal prayer focused on...
Prayer shawl volunteers
Jul 21
2020
Tuesday
at
10:30 AM
Our parish community has given away over 1,100 prayer shawls through our Prayer Shawl Ministry as visible, tangible signs of love and support to those in need. Each person who receives one is prayed...
Jul 21
2020
Tuesday
at
5:30 PM
Livestream Taizé Prayer Livestream link or at facebook.com/BasilicaMpls.   This service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, beautiful songs, following the Taizé...
Jul 23
2020
Thursday
at
9:15 AM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our community, Morning Prayer has been suspended until further notice. Morning Prayer is celebrated...
Jul 24
2020
Friday
at
10:00 AM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program will temporarily be held via Zoom. Find your inner silence...
Jul 25
2020
Saturday
at
9:00 AM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Confessions are heard in the...