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Be still
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I am God.
(Psalm 46:10)

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 […]


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).



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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Praying Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, Welcoming Prayer, and Compassion Meditation

Church of the Ascension, Elmhurst, Queens

March 6, 8, 10, 13, and 15 at 6:30-9:30 pm

A prayer workshop on Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, and other forms of contemplative prayer will be presented for five evenings during Lent for long-time and new practitioners as well as for the spiritually curious and seekers. There is no fee but a […]