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Special Event

Date: 
Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Midwest US

Sisters of St. Benedict at St. Mary Monastery

2200 88th Avenue West
61201-7649 Rock Island , IL
United States
Phone: 309-283-2100
Illinois US
Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Sisters of St. Benedict at St. Mary Monastery

Exploring the Human Condition:
A Journey to Interior Freedom and Self-Transcendence

This weekend retreat will be led by Susan Komis who is widely known for her work with Contemplative Outreach. The retreat will focus on 4 themes: The Awakening; The Human Condition and Divine Therapy; The Power of Formative Thought; and Transformation.

Transformation of the world demands first and foremost the transformation of self. Reawakening the soul in the world is a global venture of first "re-forming" our personal consciousness through our deepening relationship with God. ...Thomas Keating

Presenter: Susan Komis has served Contemplative Outreach since 1990, first as a volunteer for the St. Louis, MO Chapter and then as Coordinator. She was a member of the Faculty of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. and served as Director of Chapter Programs and Services (CPS) to support Coordinators and Contact Persons throughout the Contemplative Outreach spiritual community. She is retired from Contemplative Outreach and continues to offer presentations and serve retreats. Susan is a certified Pastoral Minister and has worked in Adult Faith Development and various other ministries including spiritual direction and interspiritual dialogue.
Friday, August 18 (Arrival: 4:30-5:15 pm; Soup Supper: 5:30 pm; Retreat opening: 7 pm) – Sun. Aug. 20, 1 pm.
Fee: Register and pay in full by July 18: $235.
Registrations and payments after July 18: $250.

THE CENTERING PRAYER POST-INTENSIVE RETREAT is an opportunity for more extensive periods of Centering Prayer to deepen the personal practice of contemplative prayer.  The Post Intensive retreat focuses more on complete silence for the duration of the retreat with no educational component presented.  All meals are silent with no conversation. A minimum of one year regular practice of Centering Prayer is a prerequisite to attend a Post-Intensive Retreat. 
Facilitator:  Susan Komis (see above description).
Sunday, August 20 (Arrival: 6-6:45 pm; Retreat opening: 7:00 pm) – Fri. Aug. 25, 4pm.  
Fee: Register and pay in full by July 20: $490. 
Registrations and payments after July 20: $505.

COMBINE THE TWO RETREATS
Fri. Aug. 18 (Arrival: 4:30-5:15 pm; Soup Supper: 5:30 pm; Retreat opening: 7 pm) – Fri. Aug. 25, 4pm. 
Fee: Register and pay in full by July 18: $680. 
Registrations and payments after July 18; $695.

Registration Information for both retreats: A non-refundable deposit of 25% at time of registration is required.  Online Registration, email: retreats@smmsisters.org or phone: 309-283-2108. 

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