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Centering Prayer Retreat
Four-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
This retreat 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 the monastic community of Subiaco Abbey’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 and having a yearning to rediscover this
ancient prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation.
Check in is on Monday afternoon. The retreat begins with dinner at 5:00pm.
The retreat concludes with breakfast on Friday. Cost for the retreat is $325
for a single room and $225 per person for a shared room. Cost includes meals.
An additional $50 cost for materials is paid to Retreat Leader.
Our Retreat Leader, Father Rick Jones, was ordained on March 24, 1990 as a
priest for the Diocese of Springfield – Cape Girardeau in Southern
Missouri. He currently serves as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic
Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In July, 2016, Father Rick was appointed
the Missouri State Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus. Father spends his
day being a “shepherd” to God’s Holy People. Centering Prayer helps him
to focus on what is most important and it gives him insight to the
contemplative dimension of the Gospel.