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Centering Prayer Retreat

Date: 
Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Duration: 
8 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Hallelujah Farm

98-42 Bradley Road
Chesterfield , NH
United States
Phone: 603-256-8682
New Hampshire US
Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Laura Ruth
Contact Email: 
laurampruth@gmail.com

Week-long Holy Week retreat:

Dates: March 25 - April 1, 2018

Location: Hallelujah Farm, 98-42 Bradley Rd, Chesterfield, NH 03443

Suggested Donation: $525 for a double room (includes $75 deposit); $665 for a single room (includes $75 deposit)

Retreat Guides: Laura Ruth, Allen Bourque, & the Rev. Steven Bonsey

Weekend Holy Week retreat:

Dates: March 29 - April 1, 2018

Location: Hallelujah Farm, 98-42 Bradley Rd, Chesterfield, NH 03443

Suggested Donation: $300 for a double room (includes $50 deposit); $375 for a single room (includes $50 deposit)

Retreat Guides: Laura Ruth, Allen Bourque, & the Rev. Steven Bonsey

This is an invitation to practice together, following from within the map given through the events of Holy Week, in a container of deep silence and recollection. To gently begin to enter into the heart of what it might be to ‘stand by’ in the spirit of Mary Magdalene. To open to the possibility that we may accompany, as Cynthia Bourgeault has written, and bear witness to “Jesus on his timeless passage through death, to the very source of life, and back into the world”, touching upon "the intense transformational energy of the Pascal Mystery”. 

Conscious love and awakened presence; interconnectedness and dying to self; witness of the heart - these will be the themes that animate practices of silent prayer, conscious practical work, wisdom chant, embodying prayer, lectio divina, sacred conversation and Eucharistic worship. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, along with Bourgeault’s beautiful Holy Week Liturgies will weave their way into the experiential and participatory nature of the retreat.

People of all spiritual traditions (or none) are welcome. Prior experience with silent prayer or meditation may be helpful. We will make available an optional instruction or review of the practice of Centering Prayer, a method of silent prayer within the Christian contemplative tradition.

Week-long retreat begins: Sunday, March 25th at 4:00pm followed by a light supper.

Weekend retreat begins: Maundy Thursday, March 29th at 12:00pm with lunch.
Both retreats end: Easter morning, Sunday, April 1st at 11am with an optional brunch.
 
Venue:  Guests receive the hospitality of Sandy & Roger Daly at beautiful Hallelujah Farm. Accommodations are in shared double rooms. Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional suggested contribution.
 
To hold your place, the following deposits are requested:
Week-long retreat: $75 is due by March 2
Weekend retreat: $50 is due by March 15

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