Online via Zoom
April 6 and 7, 2022
6 – 8 p.m.
This workshop will introduce you to the method of Centering Prayer and let you experience this prayer of silence. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient contemplative tradition. Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through silence and stillness. There will be opportunities for discussion as well as invitations into prayerful presence. This will be offered in two parts on consecutive evenings. To help promote and deepen your experience of the Centering Prayer practice, we will offer a six- week follow-up series as well.
Facilitators: Alan Krema and Sandra Janowski. Free will donation: $20 suggested.
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Alan Krema is a Commissioned Contemplative Outreach presenter of Centering Prayer and Welcoming Prayer. He is a Wisdom student of Cynthia Bourgeault and facilitates groups based on the Wisdom Way of Knowing. He has completed the Living School program at the Center for Action and Contemplation. Alan currently serves as chapter coordinator for Contemplative Outreach Chicago and is enrolled in the Shalem Institute program for Group Spiritual Leadership.
Sandra Janowski is a retired Social Worker, Addiction Counselor and Community College Adjunct Instructor. She facilitates centering prayer groups on Meditation Chapel and at her Parish. Since 2018, Sandra has served as the coordinator of facilitators for the Chicago Chapter. She is a commissioned Centering Prayer presenter. She has been commissioned by the Institute of Spiritual Companionship and has been a practitioner of Centering Prayer since 2001. Sandy serves on the Circle of Service for Contemplative Outreach Chicago. Sandy is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.