Centering Prayer



 

 

 

 

St. Timothy Centering PrayerCentering or contemplative prayer is an ancient Christian practice involving silent meditation that is conducted to open one's heart and mind to receive the presence of God. All are welcome. Each 30-minute session is a combination of prayer, scripture (lectio divina), and seated, silent meditation. For more information, please contact the St. Timothy office at 824-6244 or by e-mail, or contact Audrey Pessoni.  


 

Centering Prayer is currently on hiatus.  We will update this page when it resumes. Please enter from the lower parking lot door.  Signs will direct you to the room.

 

Want to learn more about St. Timothy’s Centering Prayer Group?  Read all about the origins, traditions, and actions associated with centering or contemplative prayer. Click on the link below for the information from the most recent Centering Prayer gathering.

 

Centering Prayer for July 5, 2015

 

Centering Prayer for July 26, 2015

 

Centering Prayer for August 9, 2015

 

Centering Prayer for August 15, 2015

 

Centering Prayer for August 23, 2015

 

Centering Prayer for August 30, 2015

 

Centering Prayer for September 13, 2015

 

Centering Prayer for September 20, 2015

 


St. Timothy Labyrinth

Labyrinth

 

The labyrinth can provide a way to quiet the mind and to increase awareness of self, the relationship of self to others, and the relationship of self to God. It is a vehicle toward unity, wholeness, and healing. The labyrinth can be used as a tool of discernment for a personal decision as it relates to God's will.

 

As you follow the winding path to the center and back out again you will find yourself moving through all four quadrants several times before entering the center. Open your mind and heart and let the path become for you a mirror of your own life. One should not walk the labyrinth with expectations of grandiose revelation or a mountaintop experience. The simplicity of honest, open-hearted prayer is the goal.

 

The labyrinth at St. Timothy is a 7-circuit design found in the Basilica di San Vitale, in Ravenna, Italy. The church is sixth century, but the floor of the church was re-constructed with this design in the sixteenth century after damaging floods.