Upcoming Events

Note:  Some prayer groups now offer virtual meetings.  Please contact Ruah Center or the prayer groups directly.


Announcement:  During this COVID-19 pandemic it has been difficult to be present with our traditional prayer groups.  Hence, we invite you to join us in prayer on Zoom Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings for Centering Prayer.  The following gives the instructions on how to join.  Zoom check-in begins 10 minutes before start time.

Location:  Zoom Meeting,  Meeting ID: 831 5433 0062
Time:   Tuesdays, 7:30 pm Central

Location:  Zoom Meeting,  Meeting ID: 816 0439 2982
Times:   Thursdays, 10:00 am Central

Contact:  Jeannette Easley, jeasley@ccvi-vdm.org, (713) 928-9962



Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop – November 28, 2020


Virtual Centering Prayer Workshop from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  All participants will be sent the Zoom ID with a confirmation email.

We are delighted that Ruah Center is reactivated and offering this workshop.  Both those new to Centering Prayer and people who are doing Centering Prayer but may want to refresh, or activate their Beginner’s Mind, will benefit.  Register here.



SUNDAY MASS at Trappist Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado every Sunday at 9:15 am CDT via Zoom :
Meeting ID:  785-458-1006,  Password:  Mass2020


2020 Houston Centering Prayer Weekends

Ruah Center at Villa de Matel
  • Jan. 10-11
  • Feb. 7-8
  • Mar. 13-14 *
  • Apr. 17-18
  • May 8-9 *
  • Jun. 12-13
  • Jul. 10-11
  • Aug. 7-8
  • Sep. 11-12
  • Oct. 9-10 *
  • Nov. 13-14 *
  • Dec. 11-12

May 9, 2020 and October 10, 2020
9:30 am – 3:00 pm (in English)

* Designed for those who are beginners in the practice or for those who want a refresher. All participants must register in advance by accessing our website registration process or calling the Ruah office.

14 de Marzo y 14 de Noviembre, 2020
9:30am a 3:00pm (en español)

* Los participantes deberán inscribirse con anticipación llamando a la oficina de Ruah o enviando correo electróni-co. Cupo limitado.

A deepening experience designed for those who already have a well-established Centering Prayer practice (the Thomas Keating method, or Christian Meditation as taught by Laurence Freeman).  For those who cannot get away for the full week, we welcome you to join the group for a mini-retreat on June 11, or register just for June 12-13 as a regular Centering Prayer Weekend.


Ruah Spirituality Center at Villa de Matel – Come Away 2020 (pdf)


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


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.


  • Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshops
  • Resource Meetings
  • Ongoing Resource Meetings
  • Ongoing Contemplative Prayer Groups
  • Upcoming Centering Prayer Retreats
  • Taize Prayer Events