9-Day Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat with Frs. Bill Sheehan and Vinny McKiernan
September 11, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - September 19, 2024 @ 12:00 pm$790 – $885
Come rest in the stillness and surrender to God’s presence and action within. This retreat offers an in-depth experience of silent prayer for those who already have an established practice of Centering Prayer of 6 months or more. It is an opportunity for deeper union with God through communal sharing of silence and stillness.
• For those making their first intensive retreat, the “Intensive” track will offer 3 sets of three 20- minute
periods of centering prayer daily. You will also view videos twice daily from The Spiritual Journey
series of talks by Fr. Thomas Keating.
• The “Post-Intensive” track is normally for those who have previously participated in two or more
Intensive Retreats. The Post-Intensive participants will have additional sessions of Centering Prayer
and no group education time.
The retreat will be facilitated by Contemplative Outreach staff who include Fr. Bill Sheehan, Fr. Vinny McKiernan, Marty Badgett, Bob and Kathleen Gorman.
• Fr. Bill Sheehan has been an integral voice for Centering Prayer since the founding of the movement
with Fr. Keating and others at Lama, New Mexico. Over the past four decades, he has continually
provided his wisdom and presence to the Centering Prayer community at countless retreats.
• Fr. Vinny McKiernan has led many retreats and introduced a legion of people to Centering Prayer
since he learned the method from the monks at St Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, MA in the 1970’s.
Details: Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, Fremont, Ohio 43420 is set among 68 lovely acres and is the perfect place to deepen your relationship with God. Arrival 3 p.m. September 11 and Departure 12 p.m. September 19.
The retreat center is 1 hour east of Toledo, 90 minutes west of Cleveland, 2 hours north of Columbus, 2 hours southeast of Detroit, 3 hours west of Pittsburgh, 4 hours northeast of Cincinnati and 4 hours east of Chicago. It
is also 10 minutes from the Ohio Turnpike (Exit 91 Fremont/Port Clinton).
Cost: $790 includes private room with hallway bath and all meals | $870 includes private room w/bath and all meals | $885 for Hermitage cabin with meals Nonrefundable deposit for all registrations is $100.
When registering by mail, please include a check payable to Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center. Please print all information. Mail to 1250 Tiffin St, Fremont, OH 43420
Name ___________________________________ Address_____________________________________
Email ___________________________ Phone_______________ Check one: Intensive __ Post-Intensive __
Please describe ALL dietary restrictions/mobility limitations in the space below. A $3.00/person/meal upcharge that will apply to all vegan meals and gluten-free meals. Thank you!