Centering Prayer

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that helps us consent to God’s presence and action in us…thereby deepening our relationship with God.   This Silent Prayer or Prayer of Presence comes from our Christian tradition practiced by the desert fathers and mothers and now developed into a method for today’s Christians called to Contemplative Prayer.  The Prayer Group meets Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm for Silent Prayer; Scripture with Lection Divina, and Reflection. Workshops and Retreats are sponsored throughout the year. All are welcome. 

Contact Phone Email
Dennis Gehrlein 724-941-9406 ext.109  
Mary Broglie  724.942.5818





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Introduction to Centering Prayer

Do you seek the still, quiet voice of God within? Contemplative prayer is God’s personal and unique gift to us and has been part of our Christian heritage for centuries. An introductory workshop will be held at St. Benedict the Abbot to help explain the gift of contemplative prayer and to deepen our relationship with God. The simple process of Centering Prayer will be presented and time allowed to experience it first-hand. The program will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and is being presented by experienced practitioners commissioned by Contemplative Outreach. Cost is $20 (scholarships available if needed). For more information or to sign up, please call our Pastoral Associate, Dennis Gehrlein at 724.941.9406 ext. 109 or email Mary Broglie at

Click here to download the informational flyer and registration form.