Welcome to Centering Prayer

If you are searching for God or for a way to get to know Him better, this silent gentle way of praying may be for you.

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God is present to each one of us, at the centre of our being, every moment of our lives, regardless of our religion, race, nationality or position in life.  He is loving us with a love we cannot begin to imagine.  He knows us intimately and longs to make Himself known to us. In Centering Prayer we sit silently in His Presence and allow our usual thoughts flow past without paying any attention to them. We allow ourselves to be present to God, to let God love us. It is an ancient way of prayer presented in an updated form.


Introductory Workshops for Centering Prayer 

September 14th Saturday

Venue:  Inspire Business Centre, 16, Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald, BT161QT     

Time:   9.30am-1.00pm.  Presenter: Michele Berry.

September 21st   Saturday

Venue:  St Laurence O Toole Parish Church, Kilmacud, Co Dublin     

Time:   11.00am-1.30pm.  Presenters: Siobhan Semple & Laura Gilthorpe   

Contact: Rose Mary Logue 01 2983881. Email     rmlogue@eircom.net

September 28th Saturday   

Venue:  The Parish Centre in Clane, Co Kildare.    

Time:  10.30am-1.00pm.    Presenters: Kathleen Ormond & Stasia Redmond 

Contact: John Farrelly: 087 2466892. Email: johnpfarrelly@gmail.com

November 23rd Saturday. Introductory retreat day        

Venue: The Family Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo.     

Time:   10.30am-4.30pm. Presenter: Niamh Brennan  

Contact: The Family Centre, Castlebar Tel 094 9025900 Email: info@thefamilycentre.com


September 21st – Centering Prayer Retreat Day in Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry, Co Galway.

September 27th-29thWeekend Centering Prayer Retreat in Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre, Crossgar, Co Down. 

October 19thNorthern Gathering (Centering Prayer Day) in Agape Centre, Lisburn, Road Belfast. Contact Michele +447808137622 or email: micheleg44@yahoo.com 

November 6th – 13th – Post Intensive Centring Prayer Retreat in Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre, Blackwater, Co Wexford. Contact: Kathleen  M: 0876017709 E: contemplativeoutreachireland@gmail.com

Contemplative Outreach Dublin

August 25th-28thHeartfulness Retreat in Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co Galway. Contact Kylemore Abbey 095 52011 or email: mary@kylemoreabbey.ie