Aug 19, 2022 to Aug 20, 2022

07:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street
La Crosse, 54601

Event Website

(608) 795-5295

AUGUST 19-20
Friday, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Presenter: Marcia Bentley
Full: $165, includes overnight stay, breakfast and lunch on Saturday
Commuter: $95, includes lunch on Saturday
Registration deadline: August 12

Centering Prayer is a modern form of meditation that began in a Trappist monastery in Massachusetts. It is a Christian prayer of silence, a surrendering of ourselves to God. While some Eastern forms of meditation deal with the disciplined focusing of one’s attention (on breath, for example), Centering Prayer is a prayer of intention—we give our consent to God’s presence and action within us. It is a movement toward the center of our being, from our ordinary psychological awareness to our spiritual being, our true self. The intentional letting go of our emotional programs for happiness and our over-identification with various groups frees us to enter into a deeper relationship with God. Join us as we uncover the dynamics that make up Centering Prayer, practice silent prayer together and sample some of the traditions that have grown up around Centering Prayer.