“God is incomprehensible to our faculties. We cannot name Him in a way that is adequate. We cannot know Him with our mind; we can only know Him with our love. That is what some mystical writers call unknowing. It is by not knowing Him in the way that we now know Him that we do know Him.”
– Thomas Keating,
Open Mind Open Heart


Houston Contemplative Outreach is the local hub for information about centering prayer resources and events including discussions, books, CDs and DVDs, and a list of centering prayer resource groups in Houston. Visit the Houston Contemplative Outreach website for more information.

Houston Area Centering Prayer Groups

Cenacle Retreat House
420 N. Kirkwood, Houston
Mondays 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Martha Keesecker at 281-497-3131

Chapelwood United Methodist Church
11140 Greenbay, Houston
Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Bride’s Room
Contact: Nancy Sterling at 713-354-4458 or nsterling@chapelwood.org

Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal)
1117 Texas Avenue, downtown Houston
Mondays at 11:15 a.m., Mellinger Room
Contact: Pam Stockton at 713-416-4678 or pamela.d.stockton@gmail.com

Epiphany Catholic Church
1530 Norwalk Drive, Katy
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Parish Activity Center, Rm. 400
Contact: Bonnie McCann at 832-437-9180 or rgmccan@hotmail.com

Mary Queen Catholic Church
606 Cedarwood, Friendswood
Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Activities Building, Youth Room
Contact: Sandy Sorrell at 281-482-1784

Parkway United Methodist Church
5801 New Territory Blvd, Sugar Land
1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:00 p.m., Connection Point Room in the Worship Center
Contact: Cindy Burns at 281-799-5838 or cindybrns7@gmail.com

St. Bernadette Church
15500 El Camino Real, Houston
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., Brandsma Building, Rm. B213
Contact: Roberta Beckman at rbeckmaninc@aol.com

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church
10503 Westheimer, Houston
Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Contact: Elise Campana at 713-781-8764

St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church
1803 Highland Hollow Dr. at Texas Hwy. 105 West (behind the Valero station), Conroe
Fridays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (except holidays)
Contact: Pam Lewis at 936-520-8004 or gotyacovered45@yahoo.com

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston
Thursdays 8:30 a.m., Rm. L-25 (no meetings in July and August or on holidays)
Contact: Shirley Burgher at 713-520-6515 or shirleyburgher@gmail.com

St. Martha Catholic Church
2302 Oak Shores Dr, Kingwood
Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
Contact: Greg LaCour at lacour4@kingwoodcable.net

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
5501 Main St, Houston
Thursdays at 12:00 noon in the Chapel
Contact: Rev. Gail Williford at gailwilliford@stpaulshouston.org

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston
Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and 3rd Saturdays of each month, Msgr. Jamail Center
Contact: Sr. Virginia O’Donnell at 713-667-9111 or Gayle Spraul at 281-489-0491