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Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat

Sun, 19 May 2019

The Eight-Day Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat offered from Sunday, May 19 to Sunday, May 26, 2019, provides an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in an atmosphere of silence and community support. There are six 30-minute Centering Prayer periods daily. The prayer is supported with viewing and faith sharing on Fr. Thomas Keating’s Human Condition teachings from his updated Spiritual Journey series. Retreat leaders are available for soul-friending. During the retreat, one will experience integrating contemplation and action through silence, solitude, community and the rhythm of this Episcopal Benedictine monastic community’s worship and prayer life. An established practice of Centering Prayer for at least 6-month is recommended. Anyone who has participated in a Contemplative Outreach Intensive in the past can attend and make this a Post Intensive by not viewing the videos.

Our Retreat Leaders

Leslee Anne Terpay is a retired entrepreneur and now spends her days sharing Fr. Thomas Keating’s teachings on the contemplative dimension of the gospel, the Christian Contemplative Journey, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina. She is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter. She is part of the service teams who define Lectio Divina workshop teachings and retreat experiences. Leslee is a spiritual director in Lone Tree, Colorado and a graduate of The Centering for Action and Contemplation Living School.

Br. Bernard Delcourt, is the Prior of Holy Cross Monastery. His function as a Prior of the monastery calls on his pastoral, managerial, administrative, financial and leadership skills. Bernard is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter. Bernard has been a monk since 2004. Before becoming a monk, he was an investment banker and then a life and business skills coach. He is a spiritual director and regularly visits General Theological Seminary in New York to offer spiritual direction to students and staff.

Check-in is from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Vespers begins at 5:00. Dinner then follows. The retreat concludes with breakfast on Sunday. (Daily Holy Eucharist is available at 9:00 a.m.). Cost for the retreat is $750 (including a $100 deposit). The retreat fee includes a single room and all meals. Shared single occupancy bathrooms in the hallways. Register with our Guesthouse Manager, Ms. Lori Callaway at 845-384-6660 ext 1 or at

To find out more about Holy Cross Monastery, visit their website at:


Holy Cross Monastery

1615 Route 9W
12493 West Park , NY
United States
New York US
8 days
Eastern US
Contact Name: 
Ms. Loris Callaway
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Contact Phone: 
845-384-6660 ext 1