Centering Prayer: Seeking Intimacy With God
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
This retreat is for anyone seeing deeper practice of Centering Prayer
Fr. Thomas Keating describes Centering Prayer as the keystone of a comprehensive commitment to the contemplative dimension of the Gospel, manifesting as a deepening union with Christ, and practical caring for others. This way of praying in silence opens our hearts and minds to consent to God’s presence and action beyond words, responding to the call of the Holy Spirit.
This retreat will include periods of Centering Prayer, spiritual teachings (DVDs) on practices that help extend the effects of Centering Prayer into daily life, and private time for rest, study, and prayer. We will keep silence during meals and at night.
Catherine has practiced Centering Prayer since 2005 and is commissioned by Contemplative Outreach to teach Centering Prayer. She is a Clinical Psychologist, now retired from practice and teaching. For spiritual renewal she practices Centering Prayer, Healing Prayer, and attends the Holy Eucharist. She has attended retreats at St. Benedict Monastery in Snowmass, CO and St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, AR, and made spiritual pilgrimages to India.
Fr. Jos is the facilitator for this event. A lifelong Franciscan, he lived a monastic life for more than 30 years and continues to live Franciscan Spirituality today. He has lead retreats all over the world for over 28 years and practiced centering prayer for 35 years. He currently serves as the Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and serves also as the President of the House Of Blessings.