Many people are being misled into Centering Prayer after being told that St. Teresa of Avila and the Desert Fathers taught a version of it. This blog contains a few facts that will challenge these assertions.
BB writes: “One thing that really puzzles me is that both the well-loved Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen were also known for their study and openness to some Eastern religion practices. How do you perceive their teachings?
TC writes: “I heard Johnette warn us about Centering Prayer. I am a fan of John Michael Talbot and went to his presentation last night and now see by surfing that he is teaching a form of centering prayer. Is this ok for Catholics?”