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Centering Prayer Retreat

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
4 days
Eastern US

Holy Cross Monastery

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

Tuesday February 6, 2018 - Friday, February 9, 2018

Four-Day Centering Prayer Retreat

This retreat offers opportunities for both those new to the Centering Prayer and those who have an established practice. 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. The retreat offers two tracks. For those new to Centering Prayer, the basic essentials of the method and conceptual background of Centering Prayer will be presented. To those who have an established prayer practice, more time will be available to foster an ever-deepening level of interior silence and awareness of the presence of God in everyday life. This contemplative retreat welcomes both those new to and those comfortable with silence and having a yearning to rediscover this ancient prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation.

Holy Cross Monastery ( - A community of Benedictine monks in the Episcopal Tradition

At Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York on west bank of the Hudson River, you enter into a time of prayer and reflection, renewal and re-creation. The time you spend here can help you deepen your sense of communion with God, nature and with others. The primary ministry of Holy Cross Monastery is to guests on individual and group retreats. Our Guesthouse is a well-loved retreat facility in the church.

In addition to our guest ministry we also manufacture incense, publish, and operate a book and gift shop. Many monks see people in spiritual direction–a form of spiritual companioning.

Check in is from 2.00 to 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday. Vespers begins at 5:00. Dinner then follows. The retreat concludes with noon lunch on Friday. (Daily Holy Eucharist is available at 9:00 a.m.). Cost for the retreat is $355 (including a $80 deposit). The retreat fee includes a single room and all meals. Single occupancy bathrooms in the hallways. Register with Ms. Lori Calloway, our Guesthouse Manager at 845-384-6660 extension 1 or at

Our retreat leader, 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 and leading retreats. She is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter. As a Contemplative Outreach faculty member for Lectio Divina and Retreats, she is part of the service teams whom define workshop teachings and retreat experiences. Leslee is a spiritual director in Lone Tree, Colorado and will graduate from The Centering for Action and Contemplation Living School in 2018.