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Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat
Centering Prayer Intensive/Post-Intensive
A Silent Spring Retreat
"Contemplative prayer is a process of interior transformation.
A restructuring of consciousness takes place
which empowers one to perceive, relate, and respond
with increasing sensitivity to the divine presence
in, through, and beyond everything that exists."
- Thomas Keating
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Enter into a more profound level of spiritual practice in a time of silence & community. Our retreat offers two tracks this year:
Intensive – designed to intensify one’s practice of Centering Prayer and to provide a conceptual framework for the prayer through viewing Thomas Keating’s video series on “The Spiritual Journey.”
Post-Intensive – running concurrently, designed for those who are already familiar with “The Spiritual Journey.” There will be additional time for Centering Prayer and daily Lectio Divina.
This retreat is for those who have some experience of Centering Prayer. Each day includes several periods of Centering Prayer and walking meditation, liturgy, free time for being in nature, reflection, rest, and opportunity for gentle yoga and bodywork.
Catherine Regan Ph.D. is a spiritual director, clinical psychologist, and adjunct program staff member at Mercy Center where she coordinates the Centering Prayer Program. Her great interest is in the renewal of contemplative practices as a path of transformation - of ourselves and of our world.
Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love. As a Professor Emerita of chemistry, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.
Please register at www.mercy-center.org or telephone 650-340-7454.