January 6, 20; February 3, 17; March 3, 17, 31; April 14, 28; May 12, 26; and June 9, 23, 2021
7:30 – 8:15 am (Central Time via Zoom)

Wisdom Ways Men’s Centering Prayer circles have been creating a hope-filled space for men to gather in person over the past six years.  During these times it’s more important than ever for us to continue supporting our practice, even in an online format.  We all need specific times for silence and quiet to support rich inner lives.  Centering Prayer is the “prayer beyond words,” a practice of self-surrender that supports extending interior silence into daily life.

Please join us as we gather to experience Centering Prayer, have a short sharing and offer support among men from a variety of experience levels.

COST:  Free. Please RSVP.

Each session will be held via Zoom and has a total contact time of 45 minutes.

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Online Course Expectations + Details:

  • After registering and within 24-48 hours of the Centering Prayer session, you will receive an email from Wisdom Ways with the Zoom link and other information.
  • Have the technology and internet connection that allow for stable video and audio connection through a computer or a hand-held device (e.g., tablet or smart phone).



Louie Doering is currently retired and is a group leader for Centering Prayer groups at St. Stanislaus Parish in St. Paul. Louie has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Science in Instructional Leadership from the University of Wisconsin. Louie volunteers his time in many activities focused on Male Spirituality, especially Centering Prayer.


Terry Shaughnessy is a longtime spiritual director trained in Ignatian Spirituality through the Master’s in Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton University. He conducts retreats and workshops and teaches Centering Prayer for Contemplative Outreach of Colorado and other venues. His primary passion is offering spiritual direction, “the ministry of compassionate presence,” and supporting many men from a variety of backgrounds in their inner lives.

To learn more about spiritual direction, contact Terry at 651-328-7675.

Both facilitators are available for private consultation and teachings on how to start and develop the practice of Centering Prayer. Find additional teaching materials from Fr. Thomas Keating at

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