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.

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.

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Newsletter for 2020


The Core Team of COI has decided to facilitate two Centering Prayer retreats this year. Facilitation of these retreats will be fully dependent on government restrictions around Covid-19 at the time of each retreat. Should anything change in this regard retreatants will be informed. 

Post- Intensive Retreat, 21st-27th October in Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre, Co. Wexford. This retreat is FULL with a limited number of retreatants registered. 

We are also considering offering an online Advent weekend Centering Prayer retreat on Zoom on 27th-29th November. More details on this later. 

We will keep you informed about retreats for 2021 as soon as we can and as the situation becomes clearer.