It Is Time
Whether peaceful and confident or weary and broken, Maria has personally experienced centering prayer as the threshold for receiving and experiencing God's grace, mercy, forgiveness and love. Maria longs to share this 'prayer of faith and love' with others yearning for a deeper relationship with God. Many men and women of faith throughout the ages experienced contemplative prayer as an invaluable and essential means toward authentic healing and transformation. As Christians we are destined to live out of our broken human condition unless we rise above it. However, we rise above it not by our own design or our own striving, but through the gentle surrendering to the indwelling presence of Christ...in all circumstances...at all times. As we surrender to God in centering prayer the Holy Spirit prepares the 'ground of our being' for God's transforming Action and Presence in all of life. Maria earned her master's degree in pastoral counseling with an emphasis in spiritual direction at Neumann College in Aston, Pennsylvania. She is a single mom, business owner and spiritual director residing in New Jersey.