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Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat

May 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - May 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm


The eight-day Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat, Tuesday, May 16 to Tuesday, May 23, 2023, provides an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in an atmosphere of silence and community support. This retreat follows the Contemplative Outreach guidelines for an Intensive Retreat including six 30-minute Centering Prayer periods daily. Following Fr. Thomas Keating’s guidelines the prayer is supported with viewing and faith sharing on his Human Condition teachings from his updated Spiritual Journey series. Retreat leaders are available for soul-friending. During the retreat, one will experience integrating contemplation and action through silence, solitude, community and the rhythm of this Episcopal Benedictine monastic community’s worship and prayer life including daily Holy Eucharist. An established practice of Centering Prayer for at least 6-months is highly recommended. Anyone who has participated in a Contemplative Outreach Intensive in the past may attend and make this a Post-Intensive by not viewing the videos and adding additional Centering Prayer periods.

Check-in is from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Vespers begins at 5:00. Dinner then follows. The retreat concludes with lunch on Tuesday. (Daily Holy Eucharist is available at 9:00 a.m.). Cost for the retreat is $1,200. The retreat fee includes a single room and all meals. Shared single occupancy bathrooms in the hallways. Financial assistance is available to those who need it.

Retreat Leaders: Leslee Anne Terpay is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina. She is part of the service team who defines Lectio Divina workshop teachings and retreat experiences. Leslee is a spiritual director in Lone Tree, Colorado and a graduate of The Centering for Action and Contemplation Living School.

Br. Bernard Delcourt, is the Director of Associates at Holy Cross Monastery. This service calls on his pastoral, managerial, administrative, financial and leadership skills. Bernard is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter. Bernard has been a monk since 2004. Before becoming a monk, he was an investment banker and then a life and business skills coach. He is a spiritual director and regularly visits General Theological Seminary in New York to offer spiritual direction to students and staff.

Reservations may be made by e-mail or phone.
We accept payments via all major credit cards, PayPal, or personal check. We offer hospitality assistance if you’d like to visit but find the cost too burdensome. To register, please contact our Guesthouse Office by phone (845-384-6660, ext. 3002) or email (guesthouse@hcmnet.org). If you have questions on the content of the retreat please contact Leslee at co-leslee@comcast.net


May 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
May 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
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Leslee Anne Terpay


Holy Cross Monastery – New York
1615 Route 9W
West Park, NY 12493 United States
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