Centering Prayer Workshop November 4 in Lisle

Jack Lloyd
Updated 9/8/2017 5:06 PM
  • Photo credit: Martin HeissMartin Heiss

    Photo credit: Martin HeissMartin Heiss

Contemplative Outreach -- Chicago, an organization that serves people throughout greater Chicago who are interested in Centering Prayer, is offering its sixth annual one-day introductory workshop on the method on Saturday November 4 at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

Centering Prayer is a method of meditation and silent prayer that is grounded in ancient Christian tradition. People who practice Centering Prayer say that it helps deepen their spiritual awareness and bring them closer to God.

This year, attendees at the one-day workshop may choose to participate in an all-day, in-depth introductory session on the Centering Prayer practice, or instead choose half-day sessions on two of the four other topics on the agenda: sacred chant, the perennial wisdom, Taize spirituality, and a look at Thomas Merton's take on yoga.

"Last year's fall workshop brought together about 175 people who either practice Centering Prayer already or are interested in finding out about the meditative, contemplative side of Christianity," says Alan Krema, Chicago-area coordinator for Contemplative Outreach. "Everyone is welcome at this event, and I believe it would benefit anyone who is looking for an opportunity to develop a deeper spiritual awareness."

Complete information is available at or contact or call 847-698-5298.

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