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Two Centering Prayer Groups gather each week to share the silence and feel God’s presence. (This is Contemplative prayer, or prayer without words, which is a deep part of the Christian tradition.):
- The Thursday Prayer Group meets from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the St. Paul’s Manor Chapel at 2635 2nd Avenue.
- The Monday Prayer Group meets from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the Parlor under the Great Hall.
Both prayer groups are ecumenical and attend an annual four day silent prayer retreat in June at Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside.The Holy Spirit is truly present with these prayer groups as we deepen our faith by sharing this ancient form of prayer by the Desert Fathers. We follow the teachings of Father Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton, and Henri Nouwen, and offer a safe place to share our relationship with God.The St. Paul’s Centering Prayer Groups are listed in the newsletter of Contemplative Outreach of San Diego. COSD offers Centering Prayer workshops, follow-up sessions, retreats and other contemplative events. All are welcome who have a hunger to “rest” silently in God’s presence, and are drawn to integrate your body, mind, and spirit into the silence. In our personal practice, we strive to meditate twice daily.“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10. For more information, contact Lucinda Parsons, at email@example.com.