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Our Practice - Our World

An Community Event
with Catherine Regan

and Marty Badgett

Sunday, October 20, 2019
1:00 - 4:30 pm

$20 Registration

"In our encounter with God in Centering Prayer our whole being is opened up to experience ourselves united, not only with God, but with all creation."    Basil Pennington (adapted)

Centering Prayer is sometimes spoken of as the Divine Therapy. We usually reflect on this aspect of our practice in reference to our own spiritual journey. Today we continue our exploration of a wider vision of God’s healing action, and consider how our daily practice may actually be a channel for the Divine Presence to bring healing to our world.

This is an afternoon for those familiar with Centering Prayer – beginners and long-time practitioners. We gather to deepen our consent to God’s presence and action in our world. Our time together will include two periods of Centering Prayer, a short talk, a video, and conversation.

Instruction in Centering Prayer will not be offered at the October 20 event. For those seeking to learn Centering Prayer, please register for the Introductory Series beginning September 22, 2019.





Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, clinical psychologist, and Centering Prayer coordinator at Mercy Center.  She has a special interest in contemplative practices and the benefits of these practices in our individual and collective lives at this time in our world.


Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love.  As a scientist, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.

Marty Badgett has been practicing Centering Prayer for the past 25 years. He has facilitated introductory workshops, retreats, and days of prayer for many years. He is currently the Northwest Bay Area Contemplative Outreach coordinator.





Please read all of the following information:

  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA and Canada only
  •  An account is optional—credit card data is not stored
  •  Registration is nonrefundable.

Or call (650) 340-7474 for registration assistance.





Registration for this low-cost day is nonrefundable. If you cannot attend and wish to give your reservation to a family member or friend, please contact us at 650.340.7474 no later than 4 days before the event.