"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."
THE WELCOMING PRAYER PRACTICE
12 Step Welcoming Prayer Practice Group meets every Thursday 7-8PM Central time. Find link to group on Welcoming Prayer page below or in Meetings & Groups tab.
All are welcome!
The Contemplative Dimension of the 12 Steps with Thomas Keating.
In this video series Thomas Keating speaks with a group of people in 12-Step recovery who are interested in Centering Prayer as an 11th step practice. He teaches the method of Centering Prayer along with its conceptual background. These newly edited videos are available for you to use in your 12 Step CP groups, retreats, or for your personal enrichment.
2023 Fall Online Spiritual Event
"Gratitude for Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery" November 4, 2023 11AM -1PM ET
Join us Free Online Event guest Speaker Matt F from Jefferson City, MO.
Matt F. is a long time Centering Prayer practitioner and has been in recovery for many years. He lived at St. Benedict's Monastery for a time and was a friend of Fr. Thomas as well as Abbott Joseph. He brings us a message of Gratitude and Thanksgiving as he shares his experience, strength and wisdom with us.
WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING - Emotional Sobriety- Thomas Keating Meets Bill Wilson: Finding Freedom through the Contemplative Dimension of the 12 Steps
Jim M, Joelle M, JoAnn S, from St. Louis, MO and Therese W, & Dave D from Phoenix, AZ will discuss the connection Thomas Keating discovered with Bill Wilson especially as Bill struggled with depression and eventually found release. Bill asks the question "how can we, who have successfully used the steps to stay sober, find emotional sobriety in them?".
11th Step Retreat in Frenchville, PA June 28-30, 2024
Nancy Cord-Baran and Michael Gidlewski invite you to join us in this weekend retreat. It is for people who participate in any 12 Step program of recovery and have the intention to improve their meditation practice and enlarge their spiritual life.
The retreat will offer an environment of solitude and silence in community with time for reflection, fellowship and 12 Step meetings. We will present an Introduction to Centering Prayer in the context of 12-Step recovery. There will be an optional Track II for participants who have made this retreat before.