Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month it is held from 1-2pm and then on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month it will be held in the evening. (If there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, there will not be one held.) If dinner is being served at our Center on this day, you are welcome to arrive at 6pm and purchase a meal ticket too ($10). Please call us in advance at 410-442-3120 to let our staff know that you’d like to purchase dinner.
Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our openness, through receptive silence and restful surrender, to God’s action and healing grace. For our one-hour sessions, we will gather to pray together in silence, attentive to the stillness within, and reflect together on readings related to our prayer life. The sessions are relaxed and informal. You are invited to dress comfortably and feel free to bring a meditation cushion, if you would like. Please arrive 5 minutes early so that we can begin promptly at 7pm. Guided by Amy Kulesa and Gerry Cohee.
Amy Kulesa serves as the Director of Associates for the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA. She earned an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M.S.W. in clinical social work practice from Rutgers University. She is completing certification with the Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality in Pittsburgh, PA, and is a Secular Franciscan. She enjoys facilitating retreats in which participants have the opportunity to discern the narrative of their own lives within the larger story of God’s abundant healing, grace and mercy.
Gerry Cohee is a retired supervisor, educator, teacher, mentor, college instructor and musician. He earned an MA in Leadership in Teaching from Notre Dame of MD University and a BS in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. A student engaged in meditation and contemplative practices for more than 25 years, Mr. Cohee is now honored to share his expertise with Bon Secour’s community of Centering Prayer practitioners.