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Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mike Smoolca and Nancy Stimac

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the method and principles of this Centering Prayer practice and have the opportunity to experience this ancient method in a quiet, reflective atmosphere. The workshop covers the history, psychology, and theology of centering prayer, and includes prayer sessions as well as a question and answer session.

Offering: $30

Presenter Profiles


Mike Smoolca

Mike Smoolca is an experienced contemplative group and workshop facilitator and a dedicated student of contemplative practices. He is a Contemplative Outreach Presenter and coordinator for Contemplative Outreach of CT and the Northern CT Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society.  Mike is a practicing Spiritual Director who received his certificate from Fairfield University and has been an Internship Partner at the Spiritual Life Center in West Hartford. 

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Nancy Stimac

Nancy Stimac, a longtime contemplative prayer practitioner, is a Centering Prayer facilitator and Commissioned Presenter of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina for Contemplative Outreach, as well as a graduate of the Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Bible School and Lay Ministry programs. She uses her gifts to serve the Catholic Community of Windsor Locks as a prayer group facilitator, Bible study leader, RCIA teacher, lector, evangelization team member and parish council member.

Earlier Event: March 29
Men's Retreat
Later Event: March 31
Confirmation Retreat