Centering Prayer 2-day Online Retreat

September 10-11, 2021  $40

Led by Jill Frank

 Transformed in Christ, these blessed souls will live the life of God and not their own life although, indeed, it will be their own life because God’s life will be theirs…through a union of love. As he said in the

Song of Songs: “Put me as a seal upon your heart” …the heart signifies the soul in which

God dwells in this life as a seal.

John of the Cross, The Spiritual Canticle

 

Please join us for this two-day, online Centering Prayer retreat. Our time together will be a prayerful, quiet, spacious time of consent to God’s presence, action and love. We will practice Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, be led in prayerful movement/yoga and celebrate the Eucharist. We will also take in four of Father Thomas Keating’s videos from the series Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ in which he shares the importance of silence and contemplative practice as a means of opening the heart, the mind, and one’s whole being to God, or the Ultimate Reality. There will be times for spiritual companioning, if desired, and time for silence and solitude in your created sacred space.

Retreat Schedule

Friday (CDT)

9:00 am          Welcome, Introductions

9:30              Centering Prayer (2 periods of 30 mins with contemplative walk)

10:45            Silence & Solitude

11:30            Video with sharing “The Pursuit of Happiness

12:15            Lunch into Silence & Solitude

1:00-3:00 pm   Spiritual companioning available

4:00              Video “The Human Condition”

4:30              Prayerful movement (approx. 45 min)

5:30              Centering Prayer (2 periods of 25 minutes with contemplative walk)

6:15              Dinner

7:00 pm         Centering Prayer (20 min), Lectio Divina, Eucharist, Compline

Saturday

7:00              Prayerful movement/yoga (approx. 45 mins)

8:00              Centering Prayer (2 periods of 30 mins. with contemplative walk)

9:15              Breakfast into Silence & Solitude

11:15            Video “Centering Prayer”

12:00            Lunch into Silence & Solitude

1:00-3:00 pm   Spiritual companioning available                   

4:00              Video   “Divine Transformation”

4:30              Guided “Heartfulness” practice

5:00              Centering Prayer (2 periods of 30 mins. with contemplative walk)

6:15              Dinner

7:00 pm         Closing Circle, Eucharist, Sending Forth, Compline

Registration for the retreat is closed.