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Christian Meditation, Contemplation and Lectio Divina

(no charge / donation)

What is the difference between meditation and contemplative prayer?

Meditation is the precursor of contemplation. It is the practice of focusing your mind on a learned prayer, a scripture verse or an image so that your mind can practice being attentive right at this very moment – right now. This practice is great to help slow down the barrage of thoughts that invade our minds, and helps us to be “present” in whatever we are doing or with whomever we meet.

While both are forms of prayer, the fundamental difference between meditation and contemplation is that meditation is a human mode of prayer whereas contemplation is divinely infused. It is you relating to God and God pervading your very being.

Contemplative Living is the process by which you integrate all that you learn from your Contemplative practice into everything you think, do and feel daily. Bringing the unconditional love of God through you to the world. Love God and love all of His creation in our various passionate ways.

“Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world.” - Mother Teresa



Mondays 7:15 - 8:30 pm

Nancy's Group

Zoom & In-Person

Labyrinth at Rio Vista Natural Resources Park

13993 N Cactus entrance (Cactus & Prince)

Tucson, AZ 85716

Contact: Nancy Kowalski



CP* Tuesdays 9-11 am

Marie’s Group


Contact: Francine Rienstra



CP* Tuesdays, Noon - 1 pm

In-Person - contact Fran

Church of the Painted Hills, UCC

3295 W. Speedway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85745

Contact: Fran Stach

(520) 623-7502


CP* Tuesday Evenings 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

300 N Tanque Verde Loop Rd

Tucson, AZ 85748

Contact: Yvette Mathesen



CP* Wednesdays, Noon - 2:00 pm

Zoom & In-Person

Casas Adobes Congregational - UCC

6801 N Oracle Rd

Tucson, AZ 85704

Contact: Rev. John Angiulo

(520) 297-1181  #2 -103


CP* Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 pm


St. Pius X Catholic Church

1800 N. Pio Decimo

Tucson, AZ 85715

Contact: Donna Sweet

(520) 269-8532


CP* Thursdays 9-11 am


Corpus Christi Catholic Church

300 N Tanque Verde Loop Rd

Tucson, AZ 85748

Contact: Phil Stieber



CP* Fridays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Zoom -

Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

(Church Sanctuary)

2331 E. Adams Street

Tucson, AZ  85719

Contact: Anne Cushman

(520) 327-6857


Parresia Group

3rd Saturday each month 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Zoom - Contact Jason for link

Purpose: To explore through reading, reflection and discussion on writings on prayer within the Christian tradition; to survey a broad range of Christian writers from different times and streams of Church traditions; to learn together to solidify our practice of all aspects of prayer as informed by broad streams of Christian tradition.

*Prayer, Hans Urs Von Balthasar (Ignatius Press:1986)
*On Ascetical Life, St. Isaac of Nineveh (SVS Press: 1989)

Contact: Jason Caywood

Oro Valley


CP* & Lectio Divina

Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm

Zoom & In-Person

Episcopal Church of the Apostles

12111 N La Cholla Blvd.

Oro Valley, AZ 85755

Contact: Joyce Stewart



*NOTE: All groups that identify as Centering Prayer will have "CP" in the title