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Be still
and know
I am God.
(Psalm 46:10)
For a list of groups in New York City, check out our group list. Note that Queens is part of the Long Island chapter, so you can find those listings on their site.

United In Prayer Day, Saturday, March 17, 10:30 am

Dedicated to Healing Violence
Church of Notre Dame Parrish House
405 West 114 Street, New York City
(Amsterdam & Morningside Aves)

Presentation by Father Michael Holleran on Healing, followed by discussion and Centering Prayer session.

12:00 pm Mass at Church of Notre Dame.

For more information contact Father Michael Holleran, 646-221 9794


Summary of Lenten Events

Two Lectio Divina Series,
Two Introductions to Centering Prayer
and a Video Conference Centering Prayer Series

Centering Prayer: An Introductory Workshop 
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
Laughlin Hall, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10AM – 3 PM
Follow-up sessions: Tuesdays, February 20, 27, March 6
 7 – 8:30 PM
For registration/information, please contact Richard Kigel at:
718-698-7514 or

Lectio Divina for Lent
The Church of St. Joseph Parish House 
371 Sixth Ave (Washington Place, West 4 subway station)
Tuesdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20. 7 pm
For additional information, contact Ildiko Viczian 212-673-6016.

Lectio Divina for Lent
St Frances Cabrini Shrine Retreat Room
701 Fort Washington, across the street from the 190thSt. subway stop for the A train. Take the elevator up to the street.
Thursdays in Lent, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb. 15, 22 and Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
For more information, contact Sister Dianne McKenna, MSC, at

Introduction to Centering Prayer
The Church of the Blessed Sacrament
152 W. 71st St., Manhattan
Five hour introduction March 3rd, 10 am – 3 pm
For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Jebara at or 973-714-1409.

Centering Prayer Refresher by Video
Saturday February 17th, 10 am – Noon
Centering Prayer by Video
Six Wednesdays in Lent
February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7 pm EST
To participate, contact Lindsay Boyer at


Lectio Divina Thursdays in Lent at St Frances Cabrini Shrine



Lectio Divina for Lent at the Church of St. Joseph Parish House

371 Sixth Ave (Washington Place)
West 4 subway station
Tuesdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20. 7 pm
Lectio Divina or ‘Holy Reading’ is the traditional practice of listening to the Word of God in Scripture.

The prayerful moments are:
Reading (Lectio),
Reflecting (Meditatio),
Responding (Oratio) and
Resting in God (Contemplatio).

Lectio Divina is intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of Sacred Scripture, the Living Word of God.

For additional information, contact Ildiko Viczian 212-673 6016


Introduction to Centering Prayer at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament

152 W. 71st St., Manhattan
Five hour introduction March 3rd, 10 am – 3 pm

Paula Hastings and Mark Lewis will lead an introduction for beginners that will also be helpful for those who would like to refresh and renew their practice.  All are welcome.  There is no registration fee.  A suggested donation of $20 helps Contemplative Outreach sponsor future contemplative events and training.

It’s recommended that you pack a lunch.  Please RSVP in advance as space is limited.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Jebara at or 973-714-1409.


Introduction to Centering Prayer at St. Luke in the Fields, February 17th



Fr. William Meninger at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament and St. Bartholomew’s

We are excited to welcome Trappist monk and prolific author Fr. William Meninger back to NYC this fall. Fr. Meninger helped to found the Centering Prayer movement, based in part on his great familiarity with the Christian spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing. Please mark your calendars, invite friends, and reserve an early bird spot for the Enneagram Workshop.

Lecture: The Loving Search for God in an Age of Discontent
The Church of the Blessed Sacrament
152 W. 71st St., Manhattan
Monday October 16, 7 - 8:30pm

How do we stay open to God in these times? Join us as Fr. Meninger guides us to an elevated sense of love, insight and experience of God based on the 14th century book The Cloud of Unknowing. Free.

Talk on The Book of Privy Counsel, another work by the author of The Cloud of Unknowing
St. Bartholomew’s Church, 3rd Floor, Room 33
109 East 50th Street (Park Avenue and Lexington Avenues), New York City
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6-9pm
Suggested contribution $30 to benefit St. Benedict’s Monastery.

Workshop: The Enneagram with Fr. William Meninger
Theater at Blessed Sacrament
152 W. 71st St., down the stairs, Manhattan
Saturday October 21, 10am – 6pm & Sunday October 22, 2 – 5pm

Learn about the 9 basic types of people, or the Enneagram, with best-selling author and Trappist Monk Fr. William Meninger. Gain insights into why we behave the way we do and discover specific directions for individual growth. Great for groups and couples too. For more information and registration, visit:

For further information about these events, contact Meghann Wu.


Centering Prayer Group Orientation, Bushwick Abbey


176 St. Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Sunday May 28th, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Please note the time and date of this event has changed.

For those who are interested in a new regular Centering Prayer group at Bushwick Abbey, meetings Wednesdays at 7 pm, we will be reviewing the basics of Centering Prayer, lectio divina and walking meditation.


For more information or to RSVP, contact Knakisha Candanedo at Bushwick Abbey or Lindsay Boyer.



United in Prayer Day

St. Bartholomew’s Church

Vestry Room

Park Ave at 50 St.

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:45 am – 2:15 pm


A day of centering prayer and study of the words of Father Thomas Keating.


For more information contact Ildiko Viczian at 212-673 6016  or Rosemary English at





A Day of Contemplative Prayer

St Francis of Assisi Church

The same workshop will be offered on three Saturdays:
March 11, April 1, May 6, 10:30 – 4:30 pm

Tessie Pia will lead this day of Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer and other forms of contemplative prayer for long-time and new practitioners as well as seekers and the spiritually curious.

The fee for each day is $40. Registration can be done in person at the Reception Desk of St Francis House (135 West 31st Street) or the Adult Education section in  The course will take place at St Francis House, Clare Conference Room, 135 West 31st Street, New York City, between 6th and 7th Avenues.

For more information contact Tessie at