Upcoming Events


Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat, June 4-10, 2017

Ruah is having a 7-day Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat, June 4-10, 2017.  This retreat is designed for those who have persevered in their daily centering prayer practice for at least two years and are hungering to see the fruits of that practice extended into every moment of their lives.  We will look at developing attentiveness to our deepest interior self that carries on beyond our prayer times.  We’ll meet together six times each day to practice centering.  You may register for this by replying to this email, calling me at 713-928-6053, or from the Contact Us option on our website www.ruahcenter.org.


Centering Prayer Weekend, June 9-10, 2017

In addition to this 7-day retreat, we will still have our regular Centering Prayer Weekend June 9-10.  The CP Weekend will begin as usual with supper at 5:00pm June 9 with the first centering session at 6:30pm.  On Saturday the two groups will become one and follow the retreat schedule.  Any variance from the normal CP Weekend schedule will be explained to you on Friday evening.


Introduction to Centering Prayer, July 8, 2017

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition, which opens us to the presence and action of the Holy Spirit.

Presented at
Ruah Center at Villa de Matel
6510 Lawndale
Houston, TX 77023

Workshop Leader
Alan Prater, Commissioned Presenter for Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.

Pre-registration required!

Call or email Janet Troy at
713-928-6053 or ruah@ccvi-vdm.org



The John Main Seminar 2017, August 10–13, 2017

University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX

Praying with the Masters Today
Presented by
Bernard McGinn, PhD

The Inner Room
Pre-seminar Silent Retreat with Laurence Freeman, OSB
August 7–10, 2017

Presented By:
The World Community for Christian Meditation

Sponsored at University of St. Thomas by:
Center for Faith and Culture

For information:

Call: 1-520-829-3197
Email: Sharon@wccm-usa.org


Presentations on Centering Prayer by Dr. Hesse

Dr. Robert Hesse frequently gives presentations on Centering Prayer, introducing its practice and practical results.

Call for upcoming dates: 713-729-6019


2017 Houston Centering Prayer Weekends *


Ruah Center at Villa de Matel

Feb. 10-11
March 10-11
April 7-8
May 12-13
June 9-10
July 7-8
Aug. 11-12
Sept. 8-9
Nov. 10-11
Dec. 8-9
* Lenten Retreat - March 23-26


Survey on Meditation - ongoing

The Catholic University of America is recruiting experienced meditators to complete a set of online questionnaires related to your thoughts and feelings. Please do NOT participate in this study if you have already done so in the past. The Catholic University of America's IRB has approved this research.

Participation in this study is anonymous and voluntary, and there is no penalty if you do not finish all of the measures. Completing the survey should take about 15 minutes. The questionnaires include items asking about your thoughts and feelings, along with background information such as gender, age, ethnicity, education level, and meditation experience.

You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Please visit this website to complete the questionnaire.

If you know any other experienced meditators who might be interested in participating please feel free to forward to them. If you have any questions about this study, please contact Carol Glass at glass@cua.edu.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Carol R. Glass, Ph.D. and Diane B. Arnkoff, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.


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