2019 United in Prayer Day

Saturday March 16, 2019

Celebrate this 27th annual worldwide day of prayer in three ways

  1. Attend a local group retreat.  Check out website for event information. 
  2. Organize your own in-home retreat.  There is a sample schedule to assist planning for an individual retreat on the website.
  3. A 24-hour, worldwide silent prayer vigil will be hosted on March 15-16. All are welcome to sign-up for 30-minute prayer periods, either as individuals or in groups.  Online sign-up at

Some suggestions for spiritual enrichment:

  • The beautiful, free, 19-minute Thomas Keating memorial video:
  • or, choose a video segment from the Part II of the Spiritual Journey series on the Human Condition, in the support of Fr. Thomas’s wish that all practitioners receive the gifts of this teaching. Choose any section you wish. 
  • or, choose a segment from the latest video series That We May Be One: Christian Non-Duality available for purchase in DVD or mp4 versions from the bookstore at

Welcoming Prayer Workshop with Mary Dwyer

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Sunday March 17th, 1:00 – 4:30pm
Xavier University, Hailstones Hall, Rm 19
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207

FREE PARKING   (click for map/directions)

The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day. The Welcoming Prayer helps to dismantle the emotional programs of the false-self system and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored — in the body. It contributes to the process of transformation initiated in Centering Prayer.

Mary Dwyer is a long-time student of Fr. Thomas Keating and has been practicing Centering Prayer since the 1980s. In the early 1990’s, she lived at Chrysalis House, a contemplative live-in community experiment blessed by Fr. Thomas. The community became an incubator of practice and programs of Contemplative Outreach’s growth. Chrysalis House – what she refers to as her “inpatient” or “residential treatment time” – proved to her that a life of prayer, consent and practice is real, stable and deeply rewarding. Mary Mrozowski, creator of the Welcoming Prayer, also lived at Chrysalis House and taught her that a devoted life of prayer was the real work of life; what we did the rest of the time was just how we made a living.


Register at event or contact:
JOHN ORR –; 513.417.7126

Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop

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Saturday April 6th, 12:30 – 4:30pm

Trinity United Methodist Church
5767 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Rd
Milford OH 45150

(Meet in Fellowship Hall)

Everyone is Welcome!

For those new to Centering Prayer/Meditation this workshop familiarizes participants with the method of Centering and its practical application. The workshop offers an opportunity to experience the prayer/meditation. Each workshop is led by an experienced facilitator. Six follow-up sessions with additional study and resources are part of the workshop.


Register at event or contact:
JOHN ORR –; 513.417.7126

 Events with Other Chapters

Contemplative Outreach – Lexington (