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with Catherine Regan and
Joy Andrews Hayter


Sundays: Sep 16, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sep 23, Oct 7 & Oct 14, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

$85 - Registration for all four sessions 
$40 - First session only, nonrefundable

"Be still and know that I am God."

Are you feeling a desire to deepen your prayer or to learn about the Christian contemplative path?


Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to more fully receive the gift of God’s presence. This is traditionally called contemplative prayer. Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heartour whole beingto God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions. Centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayerverbal, mental, or affective prayerinto a receptive prayer of resting in God. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God.

This introduction to Centering Prayer includes both instruction and group practice in a method that fosters contemplative prayer.




Learn more about Centering Prayer contemplative retreats offered throughout the year.





Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, clinical psychologist, and Centering Prayer coordinator at Mercy Center.  She has a special interest in contemplative practices and the benefits of these practices in our individual and collective lives at this time in our world.

Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love. As a scientist, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.




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  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA and Canada only.
  •  Mercy Sisters and Associates select the RSM-BurlAssoc rate.
  •  Creating an account is optional. Credit card data is not stored.

Or call (650) 340-7474 for assistance.




Refunds can be made only for the series registration. First session payment is nonrefundable.