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Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame
Join this monthly prayer group for young men and women to deepen their prayer lives over the course of 7 months. Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer in updated form.  It reduces the obstacles to union with God caused by the hyperactivity of our minds and our lives. This method is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.  It is a response to Jesus’ own directive on prayer: “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Matthew 6:6).  This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him, i.e., the gift of contemplation. Materials included in the program:
  • Book: Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating, OCSO.  (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Brochure on Centering Prayer
  • Centering prayer app information
Sister Therese Dugan, our presenter, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Sister has a PhD in Education and an M.A. in Theology with a major field in Scripture. Besides assignments in Education, she taught Scripture in Tanzania, East Africa, and was an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. Having returned from parish ministry at Michael Parish in Clearwater, Florida, she is currently a commissioned presenter for Contemplative Outreach in the United States. Sister Kelley Rush, our co-facilitator, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Entering the Sisters in 2009, she is a respected Retreat and Spiritual Director and serves her congregation as Vocation Director. For more information and to register, contact Sister Kelley Rush, SND at (440) 241-3124 or
Come + Be Weekend @ Sisters of Notre Dame
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – May 26 @ 2:00 pm
Come + Be Weekend @ Sisters of Notre Dame

What is it?
A chance for single, Catholic women aged 20+ to step away for prayer and reflection, while learning about the life, spirituality, and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Friday, May 24, 2019 through Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Begins at 7pm on Friday and concludes at 2pm on Sunday.

Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41011

What to Bring?
An open heart, bible, journal (if you have one already), comfortable clothing and shoes, personal toiletries.


Register Now!
For registration, please contact Sister Ruth Lubbers, Vocation Director/Spiritual Director at 859-392-8118 or

Please RSVP by May 6, 2019.

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"O how good is the good God!"

- Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother

“The poorer and more neglected the little ones are, the greater the love with which we receive them.”

- Sister Maria Aloysia, Foundress

“That you have conversed with God should be evident in your loving manner to others.”

- Sister Maria Ignatia, Co-Foundress

"Our whole manner must show that is is worthwhile to give one's entire life for Christ."

- Sister Mary Raphaelita, Former Superior General

"What good is all the work if prayer does not draw down God's blessings upon it?"

- Sister Maria Aloysia, Foundress

"Have a heart as wide as the world!"

- Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother

"Only that which comes from the heart can reach the heart."

- Father Bernard Overberg, Assisted in Founding the Congregation

"The value of prayer is tested not by the way we feel, but by the way we live."

- Sister Mary Benedict, Former Provincial Superior