Meditation is a form of contemplative prayer in which we move beyond words, thoughts, and images. We open ourselves to God’s mysterious and silent presence within us and it becomes more and more the reality of our lives. From this place of prayer we engage in our work in the world.

This spring, Wisdom Ways invites you to experience Christian contemplative prayer.

Christian Meditation Programs

Tuesday Evening Meditation


Meditation During Lent

Lent is a time of preparation.  Through prayer and fasting, we ready ourselves to enter into the celebration of the central Christian mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Wisdom Ways offers varied ways to move toward the transforming experience of this sacred event.

Holy Saturday Meditation

Morning Meditation Retreat

Tuesday Noonday Meditation

In response to the public health concerns related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Wisdom Ways will pause all programs through April 30, 2020. This includes Tuesday Noonday and Tuesday Evening Meditation as well as Holy Saturday Meditation. Please go to their specific program pages for more information.


Deborah Chernick studies the history of Christian contemplative prayer and serves on the board of the Trust for the Meditation Process.

Spiritual director Susan Oeffling, CSJ, has master’s degrees in theology and counseling, and spiritual direction training from the Center for Spiritual Guidance.

Both have practiced meditation for many years and have participated in the World Community for Christian Meditation School of Meditation.