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Centering Prayer Online Retreat

With Fr. Jos Tharakan

March 6, 2021

Fr. Thomas Keating describes Centering Prayer as the keystone of a comprehensive commitment to the contemplative dimension of the Gospel, manifesting as a deepening union with Christ, and practical caring for others. This way of praying in silence opens our hearts and minds to consent to God’s presence and action beyond words, responding to the call of the Holy Spirit.

In this small retreat, you will be introduced to the concepts and method of centering prayer. Presented by Fr. Jos, who had been presenting this retreat for several years, will capture your attention and keep you interested and make it enjoyable. You can ask questions just like in any other class even though we will be distanced from each other in person. The blessing of technology will help us become one group even though we will be sitting behind the screens in the comfort of our homes. Here below are topics that will be introduced and reflected in this retreat.

  1. Introduction to Centering Prayer Practice
  2. Prayer As Relationship
  3. Method of Centering Prayer
  4. Thoughts And Use Of Sacred Word
  5. Deepening Our Relationship with God


Fr. Jos Tharakan
Fr. Jos is a priest and a teacher. He practices Franciscan Spirituality that welcomes everyone and respects and supports the dignity of all people. He has lead retreats all over the world for over 32 years and practiced Contemplative Prayer for over 35 years. He is commissioned by Contemplative Outreach as a Centering Prayer Presenter. Fr. Jos currently serves as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Springfield and serves also as the President of the House Of Blessings. You can read more about Fr. Jos and his works on his website.
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