The Cornerstone Center
A Christian Meditation Community


We’ve Moved: Introducing Cornerstone at The Casa

As the Cornerstone community, we rejoice to be welcomed into The Casa! For us it means to embrace and be embraced by the spirit of this joyous community of St. Francis, to share in their vision of “renewing lives” and following Christ, who is the True Cornerstone. We relish joining In the contemplative spirit of all the groups and activities here.

As part of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), now spread throughout 100 countries, our purpose is to nurture the spiritual journey through individual and group meditation. Founded in 1998, Cornerstone offers times of meditation, teachings, retreats and Days of Silence which are open to all.

We are now located within the community of The Franciscan Renewal Center (FRC) grounds, sharing space with the Arizona Spiritual Companions. Our group meditation will be held in the lovely FRC Meditation Chapel beginning Aug. 13, at 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, 85253. Our mailing address is now 3176 E. Berridge Ln., Phoenix, AZ 85016. You can reach us by phone at 602-799-7525 or by email at

Weekly Group Meditation Resumes
Weekly group meditation will resume on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. beginning Aug. 13. Group meditation will be held at this time in the Meditation Chapel at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, Ariz. 85253, for the months of August and September. Additional meditation times will be added for the fall. Group meditation sessions are open to people of all experience levels. Come deepen your practice. Initial instruction is provided for newcomers. Free will donations welcomed. Click here for a map of Franciscan Renewal Center grounds. Plenty of parking is available near the Meditation Chapel.

Day Retreat with Adriana Cavina Oct. 11
Explore prayer, meditation and mindfulness as rooted and practiced in the Christian tradition with Adriana Cavina, M.Div., D. Min., Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Franciscan Renewal Center. Cost is $45 and includes lunch. To register send a check payable to The Cornerstone Center, 3176 E. Berridge Ln., Phoenix, AZ 85016. “The union with God that mystical theology speaks of, is a union through love and is the fruit of a journey of love. It depends on God’s grace and human free will. This journey is the ascent of Mount Carmel with its nada, nada, nada; it is the dark night which liberates and purifies...” - Mystical Theology, The Science of Love.

2015 John Main Seminar Announced

The John Main Seminar has been an annual event since 1984 and is led by a presenter of international standing. It brings together Christian meditators into dialogue with other groups and communities. The 2015 John Main Seminar is being organized and hosted by the New Zealand Community for Christian Meditation (NZCCM).

The seminar and pre-seminar silent retreat will take place at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, Jan. 12-18, 2015. Registrations are now being taken and can be made online at

Make a Donation to Keep Fr. John Main’s Legacy Alive

Please support The Cornerstone Center with a monetary donation of any amount. Make checks payable to The Cornerstone Center and mail to 3176 E. Berridge Ln., Phoenix, AZ 85016 or make a secure, online tax-deductible donation through Network for Good.


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