Reflections and advice on Centering Prayer's possibilities—and its pitfalls—are presented with clarity and simplicity, with a vision of the deeper life of the soul that contemplative prayer can bring about.
M. Basil Pennington, OCSO
Thomas Keating, OCSO, and Thomas E. Clarke, SJ
Foreword by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD
5 x 7¼, 128 pp | 978-1-59473-182-2
A new edition of the classic that helped launch the Centering Prayer movement.
Centering Prayer is a precious part of the ancient spiritual traditions of the West. When Finding Grace at the Center was first published in 1978, people all over the world welcomed this practical guide to a simple and beautiful form of meditative prayer. Reflections and advice on Centering Prayer’s possibilities—and its pitfalls—are presented with clarity and simplicity, with a vision of the deeper life of the soul that contemplative prayer can bring about. Now, with a new foreword by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD, another generation will discover the amazing difference Centering Prayer can make in their lives.
“Provides clear methods and images for the practice and understanding of centering prayer.”
—Catholic News Service
“Father Keating writes with the simplicity and depth that emerges from more than fifty years of practicing to become a ‘friend of God.’… Those of us who learn from him are grateful for—and blessed by—his gifts.”
—Elaine Pagels,author of Adam, Eve, and the Serpentand other books
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