Spiritual Practices

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer complements and supports other modes of prayer — verbal, mental, or affective prayer — and facilitates resting in the Divine Presence. This silent prayer method offers a way to grow in intimacy with God, moving beyond conversation to communion.

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Lectio Divina

Join us in prayer in the quiet of the meditation chapel. Lectio Divina is a Latin term for divine reading. It is a contemplative way of reading the Scriptures, which stills our minds and opens our hearts to God and to the holy in our everyday lives.

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Spiritual Direction

God is constantly inviting each of us into a deeper relationship with all that is sacred. Spiritual direction is a contemplative practice that asks us to deeply feel God’s presence. During each session, a Spiritual Director companions you in your sacred story, holds space for your peace as well as your pain, and offers gentle wisdom and tender observation to guide you to awareness of how the Holy works with you and around you.

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Worship and Prayer at Dominican Chapel

Dominican Chapel at Marywood is open to Dominican Center guests for worship and prayer. Please enjoy this place of peace and tranquility as you encounter the healing presence of the Spirit.

Nature is infused into the design of Dominican Chapel, which highlights and reveals the greatness and glory of the Divine, and places the individual or gathered community in a sanctuary marked by simplicity. Located at the center of the Sisters’ motherhouse, Dominican Chapel welcomes all for prayer and quiet. A meditation space is also available for guests to use during their time at Dominican Center.

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