Way of Contemplative Prayer for Women and Men Today


Christian Meditation is a universal tradition found in all the great religions. As such, it offers an important common ground for inter-religious dialogue and a basis for peace in the world. Many Christians have been helped to recover contact with their own tradition of meditation or contemplative prayer, because of the work of Fr. John Main, who is the inspiration of the World Community. His teaching of this ancient tradition of prayer is rooted in the Gospels and the early Christian monastic tradition of the Desert.Meditation is also known as Contemplative Prayer, and is the prayer of silence and listening. The Psalmist tells us: “Be still and know that I am God.” (Ps 46:10).


John Main, a Benedictine monk whose teachings on the use of the mantra in the Christian tradition are widely disseminated through the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), called the practice of meditation “a pilgrimage to our own heart, a journey made in the power of the Spirit to a sacred place.” And the most sacred place in the world is the human heart. We may travel there alone but we are never alone.


The Christian Meditation Group which meets weekly at Mercy Spirituality Centre is linked to the network of the World Community for Christian Meditation and makes use of their resources.


Contact Cathryn Wiles-Pickard rsm on 021 187 6986 or email

Prayer and
Learning Groups

The meditation group meets in the chapel at Mercy Spirituality Centre for
approx 45 mins of Meditation on:

Monday evenings 7.30pm 


Thursday afternoon 1.30pm

(excluding Public Holidays)

We welcome newcomers.  

Previous experience is not necessary.