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Lectio Divina Immersion Retreat

Tue, 22 May 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Friday, May 25, 2018

Four-Day Centering Prayer and Praying Holy Scripture Retreat

This retreat offers an introduction to Praying Holy Scripture based upon the teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating. The presentations teach a contemplative way of listening to and reading Scripture known as the ancient monastic practice of Lectio Divina. We will learn and experience the scholastic moments of the prayer: reading, reflecting, responding and resting. The last conference will discuss the fruits of the prayer relationship: Becoming a Word of God. During the retreat, one will experience the interplay of the silence of Centering Prayer and Praying Holy Scripture through both group and individual prayer times combined with the rhythm of this Episcopal Benedictine monastic community’s worship and prayer life. This contemplative retreat welcomes those comfortable with silence and having a yearning to learn this ancient way of praying rather than studying Holy Scripture.

Holy Cross Monastery ( – A community of Benedictine monks in the Episcopal Tradition

At Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York on the West bank of the Hudson River, you enter into a time of prayer and reflection, renewal and re-creation. The time you spend here can help you deepen your sense of communion with God, nature and with others. The primary ministry of Holy Cross Monastery is to guests on individual and group retreats. Our Guesthouse is a well-loved retreat facility in the church.

In addition to our guest ministry we also manufacture incense, publish, and operate a book and gift shop. Many monks see people in spiritual direction–a form of spiritual companioning.

Check in is from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Vespers begins at 5:00. Dinner then follows. The retreat concludes with noon lunch on Friday. (Daily Holy Eucharist is available at 9:00 a.m.). Cost for the retreat is $355 (including a $80 deposit). The retreat fee includes a single room and all meals. Several single use full bathrooms in the hallways. Register with our Guesthouse Manager, Ms. Lori Callaway at 845-384-6660 ext 1 or at

Our retreat leader

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, Lectio Divina and leading retreats. She is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter. As a Contemplative Outreach faculty member for Lectio Divina and Retreats, she is part of the service teams whom define workshop teachings and retreat experiences. Leslee is a spiritual director in Lone Tree, Colorado and will graduate from The Centering for Action and Contemplation Living School in 2018.

Holy Cross Monastery

1615 Route 9W
12493 West Park , NY
United States
New York US
4 days
Eastern US
Contact Name: 
Ms. Lori Callaway
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
845-384-6660 ext 1