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Centering Prayer Retreat
Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
Contemplative Outreach of New Orleans presents a
"Centering Prayer Retreat"
Friday, August 4, 2017 -- Wednesday, August 9, 2017
‘Embracing Oneness—Renewing Our Contemplative Life’
“In oneness, there is not more or less, there is only oneness.”
Thomas Keating, “Reflections on the Unknowable”
We will use the Psalms (Nan Merrill translation), Scripture, Chant and Sacred Poetry as prayer to assist us in renewing our Contemplative Life and explore some of our contemplative tools that may need some renewing. We will explore, "Be filled with love that comes from a pure heart..." (I Timothy 1:5 NLT)
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER — SUSAN RUSH
Susan has been active in Contemplative Outreach in leadership roles for the past 3 decades and has been serving in the field of health care throughout her adult life. Her background is in Clinical Pastoral Education and formation for Contemplative leadership. She is a Certified Spiritual Director. She says her key to remaining resilient in our wobbly world is her connection to the Contemplative Outreach Community. Compassionate presence with a contemplative heart is her goal.
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE OFFERED
-- Three extended sessions of Centering Prayer each day led by Susan Rush.
-- Daily presentations by Susan Rush on the retreat theme.
-- Opportunities for private soul friending.
-- Evening Prayer and Sharing each night (optional).
-- Private time to explore the grounds, bird watch, walk, swim, rest, reflect.
This retreat is geared to participants who have an established daily Centering Prayer or other meditative practice. Beginners are welcome with the knowledge that the retreat atmosphere will be one of profound silence and community support, in order to allow participants to deepen their reservoir of interior silence and stillness.
-- The retreat fee is $545, inclusive of accommodations of a private room and meals or $250 commuter fee. This is an increase to just cover expenses. A $200 deposit is required by July 20. 2017.
-- This retreat will begin the afternoon of Friday, August 4, 2017, with check-in from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m., and the opening presentation will begin at 7:00.
-- The retreat will conclude Wednesday, August 3, 2017, after breakfast.