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Centering Prayer Retreat
February 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
This retreat, offered from Tuesday, 18 February till Friday, 21 February 2020, at Holy Cross Monastery in the Hudson Valley offers opportunities for both those new to the Centering Prayer and those who have an established practice. 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. The retreat offers two tracks. For those new to Centering Prayer, the basic essentials of the method and conceptual background of Centering Prayer will be presented. To those who have an established prayer practice, more time will be available to foster an ever-deepening level of interior silence and awareness of the presence of God in everyday life. This contemplative retreat welcomes both those new to and those comfortable with silence that have a yearning to rediscover this ancient prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation.
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 Friday. (Daily Holy Eucharist is available at 9:00 a.m.). Cost for the retreat is $360 (including a $100 deposit). The retreat fee includes a single room and all meals. Shared single occupancy bathrooms in the hallways. Register by e-mail or phone with our Guesthouse Manager, Ms. Lori Callaway at 845-384-6660 ext 3012 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. A nonrefundable and non-transferable deposit is required. We accept deposits and payments via all major credit cards, PayPal or personal check. We offer hospitality assistance for some programs, if you’d like to visit but find the cost too burdensome.
To find out more about Holy Cross Monastery, visit their website at: www.holycrossmonastery.com
Our retreat leader, Leslee Anne Terpay, is a retired entrepreneur and now shares Fr. Thomas Keating’s teachings on the contemplative dimension of the gospel, the Christian Contemplative Journey, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina. She is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter and a part of the service teams whom define workshop teachings and retreat experiences for Lectio Divina and Intensive Retreats. Leslee is a spiritual director in Lone Tree, Colorado and is a graduate of The Centering for Action and Contemplation Living School.