Contemplative Prayer Retreat

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Be Still and Know that I AM God. Ps 46:10

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.

This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

http://www.centeringprayer.com/

Do you feel like you are missing something in life? Are you going through a dry period in your prayer life? Check this out and maybe this is where God is calling you.

Starts Friday January 17  from 6 to 7 pm Registration followed by Introduction to Retreat

Retreat is totally silent with the exception of opening, introduction and closing.

Conferences on DVD with Father Thomas Keating, Trappist Monk & Renowned Leader of Centering Prayer

Be prepared for this intensive short retreat with long periods of sitting. Bring comfortable clothes.

Total cost $199

Non refundable deposit of $50.00 

Balance of $149 at registration

Retreat facilitated by Sr Kateri

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Agenda Silent Retreat Vegetarian Meals & healthy snacks

Sittings are 2 x 20 minute periods interspersed with walk = 45 minutes per sitting

DVD sessions are not more than 45 minutes, some are 30 minutes. Total of 4 conferences.

1 sitting Friday evening, 6 sittings on Saturday, 3 sittings on Sunday.

 

Program

 

Friday

6:00 pm Registration & refreshments
7:00 pm Introduction to retreat (Sr Kateri)
7:45 pm Silence Begins – First Conference (Fr Thomas Keating DVD)
8:45 pm 1st Sitting (20 min. period / contemplative walking / 20 min. period)
9:30 pm Night prayer (with song, psalm, reading, and closing prayer)

Saturday

6:30 am Wake up
6:45 am Gentle Stretches (by Arturo)
7:00 am 1st Sitting (20 min. period / contemplative walking / 20 min. period)
7:45 am Morning Prayer (psalms) with Mass
8:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am 2nd Sitting (20 min. period / contemplative walking / 20 min. period)

10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am 2nd Conference (Fr Thomas Keating DVD)
11:45 am 3rd Sitting
12:30 pm Lunch
Free time
2:30 pm 4th Sitting
Refreshment Break
3:30 pm 3rd Conference (Fr Thomas Keating DVD)
4:15 pm 5th Sitting
Free Time
5:30 pm Supper
Free Time
7:30 pm 6th Sitting
8:15 pm Night Prayer

Sunday

6:30 am Wake up
6:45 am Gentle Stretches (by Arturo)
7:00 am 1st Sitting (20 min. period / contemplative walking / 20 min. period)
7:45 am Morning Prayer
8:00 am Breakfast
Free Time
9:30 am 2nd Sitting (20 min. period / contemplative walking / 20 min. period)
10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am 4th Conference (Fr Thomas Keating DVD)
(Have snacks available during 4th conference because of late lunch.)
11:45 am 3rd Sitting
12:45 pm Sunday Mass and closing of retreat
2:00 pm Luncheon & social