Francis House of Prayer
TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER
CENTERING PRAYER WEEKENDS
7:00 PM Friday to 1:00 PM Sunday
December 9 – 11 March 10 – 12
A centering prayer weekend provides the time, space and discipline needed to experience the inner stillness which occurs when given the opportunity for frequent centering prayer periods alone and in common. John of the Cross refers to “restful tranquility” and “solitary quietude” when speaking of contemplation. Jesus says, “Come to me all you who are weary, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Mt. 11:28)
Donation: $130/$50 non-refundable deposit. Commuters welcome, all meals included.
7 – DAY CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT
Begins 7:00 PM – Ends 10:00 AM
August 6 – 13 (Sunday to Sunday)
A Centering Prayer retreat invites you to go more deeply into the silence and stillness, which facilitates growth in contemplative prayer and real attentiveness to God’s Word. The schedule provides many optional communal centering prayer periods, which are usually preceded by 20 minutes of lectio divina. Donation: $450; $60 non-refundable deposit with registration.
WHAT IS CONTEMPLATION?
There comes a time in a relationship, even relationship with God, when words become unnecessary. Contemplation is a form of prayer where a person simply sits in the mutual exchange of love between God and him/her. It is both challenging and refreshing. Now may be the time for you to learn about it. Perhaps God is inviting you into this form of prayer in order to transform you into your deepest self in God.
Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Donation: $20, includes materials
THE LABYRINTH AND THE PORTIUNCULA
We will alternate between 20-minute centering prayer periods in the Portiuncula, our outdoor chapel (in English, The Little Portion, named for the chapel that St. Francis built in Assisi) and walking meditation on our labyrinth. If your body needs centering and your soul craves peace, come spend this gently refreshing evening at Francis House.
Date: Thursday, June 8
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Donation: Love Offering
Please register for all programs by calling 609-877-0509. Be sure to include your full name and PHONE NUMBER and the title of the program on our voice mail. Registering by phone is preferred!
If you wish to register by email, refer to "Contact Us."