Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Sun, 30 Aug 2020

The Eight-Day Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat offered from Sunday, August 30 to Sunday, September 6, 2020, provides an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in an atmosphere of profound silence and community support. This retreat follows the Contemplative Outreach guidelines for the Post-Intensive Retreat including eight 30-minute Centering Prayer periods daily. Most days are spent in grand silence, when all are asked not to speak or make eye contact. Retreat leaders are available for soul-friending. 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 including daily Holy Eucharist. An established practice of Centering Prayer of at least a year or more and past attendance at a Contemplative Outreach Intensive Retreat is highly recommended.

Check-in is from 2:00 to 5:00 pm Sunday, August 30. Vespers begins at 5:00. Dinner then follows. Orientation begins at 7:15pm. The retreat concludes with noon meal Sunday, September 6. Cost for the retreat is $755 (including a non-refundable $100 deposit). The retreat fee includes a single room and all meals. Register by e-mail or phone with our Guesthouse Manager, Ms. Lori Callaway at 845-384-6660 ext 3012 or at  A nonrefundable and non-transferable deposit is required. We accept deposits and payments via all major credit cards, PayPal or personal check.

To find out more about Holy Cross Monastery, visit their website at:

If you have questions about the content of this retreat please contact the retreat leader, Leslee Terpay at 720.315.8120 or

Our Retreat Leaders:

Leslee Anne Terpay is a retired entrepreneur and now spends her days sharing Fr. Thomas Keating’s teachings on the contemplative dimension of the gospel, the Christian Contemplative Journey, Centering Prayer, and Lectio Divina. She is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter. She is part of the service team who defines workshop teachings and retreat experiences. Leslee is a spiritual director in Lone Tree, Colorado and a graduate of The Centering for Action and Contemplation Living School.

Br. Bernard Delcourt, is the Prior of Holy Cross Monastery. His function as a Prior of the monastery calls on his pastoral, managerial, administrative, financial and leadership skills. Bernard is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter. Bernard has been a monk since 2004. Before becoming a monk, he was an investment banker and then a life and business skills coach. He is a spiritual director and regularly visits General Theological Seminary in New York to offer spiritual direction to students and staff.

8 days
Eastern US
Contact Name: 
Lori Callaway, Guest House Manager
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-384-6660, ext. 1