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9-Day Intensive, Post Intensive Retreat

March 6, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - March 14, 2024 @ 11:00 am


This retreat offers three tracks simultaneously: Intensive I, Intensive II and Post Intensive. For everyone, there will be 3 sets of two 30 minute periods of Centering Prayer daily. Intensive I and Intensive II will watch video talks from Fr. Thomas Keating’s Spiritual Journey. Intensive I focuses on “The Human Condition and the Spiritual Journey”. Intensive II focuses on “Divine Love: The Heart of the Christian Spiritual Journey”. The Post Intensive has no videos and an additional hour of Centering Prayer each day. You choose the track that works best for you. Any of the tracks may be repeated multiple times. If this is your first Intensive retreat of this length, we suggest you choose Intensive I. We recommend Intensive I before Intensive II.

Lectio Divina and a contemplative Eucharist will be offered daily, as well as optional soul-friending with the staff. Throughout the retreat, we will be in silence.

Pre-requisite: A daily practice of Centering Prayer for 6 months or longer.

The retreat will be facilitated by Susan Turpin, Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI, and Marty Badgett. Susan, Marty, and Fr. Bill have served within the Contemplative Outreach community for many years and led many Centering Prayer retreats and workshops.

The retreat begins Wednesday, March 6 with registration from 3:00 to 5:00, an opening session at 5:00pm, and dinner at 6:00pm. We end on Thursday, March 14 at 11:00am (lunch optional).

The fee includes all meals and lodging. Rooms are single with a sink in the room; bathrooms are shared.

If you are traveling by air, the Contemplative Outreach staff can arrange transportation from the Sacramento airport to the Mercy Center. Please book your arrival on the beginning day for 1:30pm or earlier and your departure on the ending day for 1:30pm or later. Let us know your flight information. A $25/one way, $50 round trip cash or Venmo contribution is appreciated.


March 6, 2024 @ 3:00 pm
March 14, 2024 @ 11:00 am
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Mercy Center Auburn
535 Sacramento Street
Auburn,CA95603United States
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