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Centering Prayer Retreat
Living Into the Body of Christ: a Centering Prayer retreat
Presenters: Father Bill Sheehan & Joy Andrews Hayter
Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
$360 /$300 Commuter
I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity.
- John 17:22-23
The Gospel and St. Paul's writings tell us that we are evolving to become a more unified body, with Christ as the Head. What does this mean for us as individuals, as members of the body of Christ, and for the role of religion as we respond to the needs of a rapidly changing world? In this pre-Lenten retreat we will explore some talks on these subjects, from videos by Father Thomas Keating (God is Love series) and talks by Father Bill Sheehan.
Our retreat will include silence, several periods of Centering Prayer, contemplative free time, reflection, sharing, rest, contemplative Eucharist, and the opportunity for gentle yoga and body work, as well as optional ½-hour meetings with staff.
Rev. Bill Sheehan, OMI, is an experienced retreat director and has led many Centering Prayer workshops and retreats, including many 11th step retreats. He is a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate order and lives in an Oblate House of Prayer in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love. As a scientist, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.
Register for this retreat at www.mercy-center.org or by calling 650-340-7474.
Registration closes January 31, 2018