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Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is also known sometimes as Christian Meditation. It is a way of entering into the discovery of the knowledge and love of God through silence. In centering prayer we learn to let go of the distractions that keep up preoccupied through the rest of the day and we rest in God's presence.

Although it has ancient roots in the church's tradition, as a modern, international movement, this practice of prayer was begun in the 1970s  by three American Trappist monks:  William Meninger, M. Basil Pennington and Abbot Thomas Keating and was heavily influenced by the writings and teachings of another Trappist monk, Thomas Merton.

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