Centring Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form

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A book that combines the best of Eastern Christian spiritual exercises with a spirituality for the world of today, "Centering Prayer" offers practical suggestions for overcoming the problems that discourage people from praying well.

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A very usable presentation of an early Christian practice.
The name is new but the method ancient. Like all things Christian the origins are Eastern but it is the Near East: Christ himself and then the Desert Fathers of Egypt. Brought to Europe by John Cassian (5th Cent.), endorsed by Benedict of Nursia, this practice of meditation was widespread in Europe through the middle ages. This slim volume gives hitory, simple clear practical instruction for immediate use and the answers to many questions. Over a million copies have been sold since its publication.

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M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O. (1931-2005) was Abbot of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, in Conyers, Georgia. He authored over 20 books, including O Holy Mountain and Daily We Touch Him.

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