Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them.
The Cathedral Centering Prayer group meets meets every Monday evening from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm in the North Meeting Room. The format of our sessions is as follows:
- a 20-minute sit
- lectio divina with faith sharing
- a second 20-minute sit
All are welcome to join us for these sessions. If you are not familiar with the Centering Prayer method, we will introduce you to it before we begin. If you think you want to make Centering a regular practice, we will let you know where and when introductory workshops are held. In these workshops, you learn more about the theological underpinnings of the Centering Prayer method.
If you have questions, please email Barbara Wuest or call her at 414/332-8807.
For more information about Centering Prayer, consult www.contemplativeoutreach.org. Our local chapter is called Contemplative Outreach of Southeast Wisconsin.
Please click to view the Contemplative Outreach brochure about Centering Prayer.
The Centering Prayer Guidelines: An Overview
Have you wondered what Centering Prayer is all about?
Here is your opportunity to learn about it and possibly deepen your own spirituality!
Sunday, February 17 from 10:10 to 10:50 am in the north meeting room.
Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. It is based on the wisdom saying of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: “When you pray, go to your inner room and pray to your father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you” (MT6:6). Fr. Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk, developed four guidelines for entering into the prayer. In this talk, we will go over these guidelines, practice the prayer for five minutes or so, and answer any questions. The presenter, Barbara Wuest, of Contemplative Outreach of Southeast Wisconsin, has been practicing this prayer for more than twenty-five years, has lead Centering Prayer workshops and attended several Centering Prayer retreats over the years. She has been a Cathedral member since 1993.
Please stop in the Atrium for a cup of coffee and join us on the second floor!
Questions – Pat Wisialowski, Pastoral Associate – 414/276-9814.