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Is Centering Prayer Catholic? by Connie Rossini

What is Centering Prayer? What are its origins? Is it a form of New Age meditation, or a thoroughly Catholic prayer method that can lead to contemplation? Connie Rossini digs into the writings and public statements of Fr. Thomas Keating, one of Centering Prayer’s foremost proponents. She compares his words with the writings of St. Teresa of Avila on prayer, and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on New Age spirituality. Find out if Centering Prayer is a reliable method for union with God, or a counterfeit that Catholics should avoid.

Chapters Include:

  • The History of Centering Prayer
  • Prayer in Scripture
  • Prayer and Belief
  • The Method of Centering Prayer
  • The Nature of Contemplation
  • The Stages of Prayer Growth
  • Prayer for Beginners
  • Dark Nights
  • The Prayer of Union
  • Signs of Prayer Growth
  • Lectio Divina
  • Grogginess in Prayer
  • Clearing the Mind
  • Prayer as Conversation
  • The Purpose of Prayer
  • The Focus of Prayer
  • The Distinction Between God and Man
  • Our Ability to Know God
  • What is Man?
  • Sin or Psychological Problems?
  • Sin or Ignorance?

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