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Intro to Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
August 12 @ 6:00 pm - August 14 @ 12:00 pm$310 – $355
Whether your interest is deepening your relationship with God, relief from the stress of daily life, or learning about contemplative prayer, why not take some time this summer to learn and practice Centering Prayer? There will be plenty of time to rest and enjoy the beautiful contemplative oasis of St. Clare’s Retreat House in the Santa Cruz mountains. The intention for this weekend retreat is to refresh the spirit and deepen our commitment to a regular practice of Centering Prayer. Beginner and experienced Centering Prayer practitioners are welcome.
Centering Prayer is a time-honored prayer practice in the Christian contemplative tradition that has helped men and women to prepare for, receive, and deepen the gift of contemplative prayer. People have been practicing Centering Prayer throughout the centuries, but it is different from what we may think of as prayer. It is not the type of prayer we are used to, like praying out loud or asking for something, or even giving thanks. It is moving deep within ourselves, in silence, saying nothing, asking nothing, just intending to be in the Presence of God, and allowing God to be with us. An introductory retreat offers instruction and practice on the method of Centering Prayer and discussion about its conceptual background. We will learn from experienced teaching, DVD’s and group discussion. We will also enjoy Eucharist, as well as pray the Liturgy of the Hours (Morning and Evening Prayer).
You may register using the link below.