Centering Prayer is a precious part of the ancient spiritual traditions of the West. When Finding Grace at the Center was first published in 1978, people all over the world welcomed this practical guide to a simple and beautiful form of meditative prayer. Reflections and advice on Centering Prayer’s possibilities—and its pitfalls—are presented with clarity and simplicity, with a vision of the deeper life of the soul that contemplative prayer can bring about. Now, with a new foreword by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, another generation will discover the amazing difference Centering Prayer can make in their lives.
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Provides clear methods and images for the practice and understanding of Centering Prayer.
—Catholic News Service
Father Keating writes with the simplicity and depth that emerges from more than 50 years of practicing to become a ‘friend of God.’ . . . Those of us who learn from him are grateful for—and blessed by—his gifts.
—Elaine Pagels, author, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
Basil Pennington [was] a gifted, creative, powerful and wise teacher—one of the truly precious souls of our generation.
—Lawrence Kushner, author, Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary
M. Basil Pennington was a Trappist monk. He authored over 60 books, including Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form, Monastic Life, and A School of Love: The Cistercian Way to Holiness.
Thomas Keating is known throughout the world as an exponent, teacher, and writer on contemplative prayer. A Cistercian (Trappist) monk of St. Benedict’s Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado, he is a founder of the Centering Prayer movement and of Contemplative Outreach. He is the author of numerous books, particularly the trilogy of Open Mind, Open Heart; Invitation to Love; and The Mystery of Christ. He served as abbot at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts for 20 years before retiring to Snowmass, where he now resides.
Thomas E. Clarke is a well-known Jesuit writer and spiritual father. He has authored and coauthored several books, including Befriending the Earth and Playing in the Gospel: Spiritual and Pastoral Models. He now resides at Bethany Retreat Center in Highland Mills, New York.