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Centering Prayer Retreat
February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Every Moment Just As It Is
A Silent Centering Prayer Retreat
February 21-23 2020
Begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.
“Every Now is a slice of Divine Being.” Cynthia Bourgeault
"We stop making effort and just take everything as it comes. And then you’re in the present moment. That’s the only place God is. So, if you’re there too, then all you have to do is accept what’s happening, or do what God wants you to do about what’s happening, which will be infused and … guided … regardless of how many faults you have. … So, what’s the point of living? As far as I can see, it’s only a day at a time to give God a chance to take over our very complicated human situation completely … And whatever we do is in the service of that project, so we don’t have to think about it if you’re in the present moment."
– Thomas Keating, "The Present Moment", excerpted from That We May Be One
Join us for a weekend given to the practice of Presence, to surrender to Divine Being ~ in the company of community and the natural beauty of the Mercy Center grounds. Our retreat will include silence, several periods of Centering Prayer, chanting, selected Thomas Keating videos, sharing, contemplative free time, and opportunity for liturgy, gentle yoga, and body work.
Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, retired psychologist, and adjunct staff member at Mercy Center, primarily serving on the Centering Prayer team. She has a special interest in fostering contemplative practices so urgently needed at this time in our world.
Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, scientist, and Centering Prayer coordinator at Mercy Center. She is dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love.
Please register at www.mercy-center.org or telephone 650-340-7474