Francis House of Prayer
TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER
CENTERING PRAYER WEEKENDS
7:00 PM Friday to 1:00 PM Sunday
December 8 – 10 February 16 – 18
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 5 – 12 (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: $500; $60 non-refundable deposit with registration.
CLASSICS ON CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
5 Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM
January 9 February 6 March 6 April 10 May 8
Grow in the practice of contemplative prayer by coming to these monthly sessions. The evenings include two 20-minute contemplative prayer periods. We will also view a 20-minute segment of Fr. Thomas Keating’s DVD series, Opening to the Presence of God and engage in good spiritual reading on contemplative prayer between sessions. This year we will use The Heart of Centering Prayer, by Cynthia Bourgeault for our reading between sessions. Donation: $75, includes book.
KEEPING THE SABBATH HOLY
FINDING GOD IN THE DEPTHS OF SILENCE
Sunday, March 11 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Is your soul longing for some much needed quiet to heal your scattered life? We will enjoy a Sunday morning of silence. Silence helps us encounter God who offers us peace, compassion for ourselves and others and wholeness of being. You will receive Silent Compassion, a short book by Richard Rohr, to enhance your Lenten journey. Donation: $25, includes book.
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."