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Centering Prayer with Father William Meninger, OSCO

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Father William Meninger, OSCO, will present a weekend retreat at Dominican Center at Marywood on October 19/20.
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Father William Meninger, OSCO

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Dominican Center at Marywood is offering a weekend retreat called Centering Prayer and its Origins in the Cloud of Unknowing. The retreat will be led by Father William Meninger, OSCO, a long-time student of the 14th century Cloud of Unknowing,  He was one of the three monks who developed Centering Prayer in the United States and is, therefore, uniquely qualified to share the origins of Centering Prayer during our weekend retreat. Come away for a while and pray.

The retreat dates and times, along with a link to registration for all three options are below:

Friday AND Saturday
Date: Friday 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; October 19 and 20, 2012.
Cost: $75.00 (includes lunch on Saturday)
Info/Register: CLICK HERE

Friday Only
Date: Friday, October 19 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
Info/Register: CLICK HERE

Saturday Only
Date: Saturday, October 20 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $55.00
Info/Register: CLICK HERE

About Father Meninger
Father William Meninger, OSCO, entered the Trappist Community at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts in 1963. In 1974, he found a dusty little book in the abbey library, The Cloud of Unknowing. As he read it he was delighted to discover that this anonymous 14th century book presented contemplative meditation as a teachable, spiritual process enabling the ordinary person to enter and receive a direct experience of union with God. Fr. Meninger developed a contemplative prayer method based on the 14th-century classic treatise The Cloud of Unknowing. It has led to the prayer method called Centering Prayer. He gives retreats, lectures and workshops on centering prayer, forgiveness, and the Enneagram in the U.S. and abroad. Visit him online at


submitted by: Rosemary Steers, Dominican Center at Marywood


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