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Lectio Divina Immersion Retreat

Tue, 11 Sep 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018

Four-Day Lectio Divina and the Four Senses of Scripture Retreat

This retreat offered in an atmosphere of silence and community focuses on The Four Senses of Scripture based upon the teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating deepens the experience of those familiar with praying Holy Scripture. The presentations explore the four moments of Lectio Divina as expressions of the four sense of scripture, namely, the literal, allegorical, behavioral/moral and unitive senses. As we interiorize the four senses of scripture our understanding of scripture deepens, as does our faith. After a review of the four scholastic moments of the prayer, both individual and group prayer will focus on the monastic form of Lectio Divina, thus encouraging a less structure engagement of the text. Centering Prayer times are offered in this retreat because out of the silence the Word of God is heard on a much deeper level and with greater openness. During the retreat, we will also experience the rhythm of this Episcopal Benedictine monastic community’s worship and prayer life. This contemplative retreat welcomes those comfortable with silence and having a yearning to deepen their relationship with God, themselves and others through praying Holy Scripture in an organic way.

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. 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. Several single occupancy bathrooms in the hallways. Register with our Guesthouse Manager, Ms. Lori Callaway at 845-384-6660 ext 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.

Holy Cross Monastery

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