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Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat
Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center
Fr. Bill Fickel,S.S.S., Director
Co-Director: the Rev. Katy Smith.
Intensive: An in-depth retreat for those experienced in Centering Prayer. This is an opportunity to enter into a more profound level of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude and community; designed to assist participants in entering a more intimate relationship with God. Videos of Fr. Thomas Keating's Spiritual Journey course are viewed.
Post-Intensive: A new step into a profound silence and stillness to facilitate a more intimate union with God. An Intensive Centering Prayer experience is a prerequisite of the Post-Intensive.
Contact for registration: The Rev. Katy Smith 205/328-7820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Total cost $750. Fee includes event, lodging and meals. $100.00 non-refundable deposit required.
Deadline for registration is May 1, 2018.
The Benedictine Spirituality and Conference Center and Sacred Heart Monastery includes an English Gothic chapel, libray, gift shop, meeting rooms, cafeteria and new dormitories (guest houses). See website shmon.org for photos of the guest houses.
Fr. Bill is a member of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation. Leading a life centered on the Eucharist, he responds to human hungers with the love of God which is always available to us in prayer. Rev. Katy Smith, an Episcopal deacon, has been involved in pastoral ministry and care for the aging in the Diocese of Alabama. She is a member of the Leadership Team for Contemplative Outreach Birmingham.