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2018 Retreats & Workshops



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4-Day Intensive Contemplative Prayer Retreat
April 19-22, 2018 (Thurs. to Sun.)

This retreat gives Centering Prayer practitioners an opportunity to deepen their practice and relationship with God by joining with other in a silence community the experience of immersion in Contemplative Prayer apart from ordinary life. This retreat will include several periods of prayer, and daily Mass. There will only be one video conference and the rest of the retreat will be in deep silence and solitude.

Requirements: Established daily practice of Centering Prayer.

Arrival: 4pm and Supper at 6pm, Thurs.
Departure: 11am, Sunday


Offering: $225 per person ~ includes overnights, meals, & retreat
Deposit: $75 ~ nonrefundable
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8-Day Intensive ContempLative Prayer Retreat
God is Love ~ The Heart of All Creation
June 10-17, 2018 (Sun. to Sun)
August 5-12, 2018 (Sun. to Sun)

Facilitators: Sr. Rita Panciera, Sr. Ruth Ann Madera, & Fr. Philip Billotte

Bethany Retreat Center is providing an in-depth retreat for those with experience with Centering Prayer who wish to enter into a more profound level of spiritual practice. God is Love: The Heart of All Creation continues and builds on the works of Thomas Keating over the past 30+ years, beginning with the Spiritual Journey Series. It offers a vision of hope and a view of reality that at once integrates the sciences, religion, and humankind's place in the cosmos as divine in origin, unifying in purpose, unfolding in it grandeur.

Requirements:

Contemplative Outreach, under whose auspices these retreats are given, require that those who participate in the Intensive Retreat be regular practitioners of Centering Prayer.

Arrival: 5pm & Supper at 6pm ~ Departure: 11am, Sunday
Offering: $425 for Shared/semi Private Room (not married couples)
$475 for Private Room
$525 for Private Room w/Bath
Deposit: $150
Limited Scholarships Available
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8 Day POST Intensive Contemplative Prayer Retreat
June 10-17, 2018 (Sun. to Sun.)
August 5-12, 2018 (Sun. to Sun.)

Facilitators: Sr. Rita Panciera, Sr. Ruth Ann Madera & Fr. Philip Billotte

This Post-Intensive Retreat provides an extended opportunity for Centering Prayer in deep solitude and silence with other participants.

Requirements:
Contemplative Outreach, under whose auspices these retreats are given, require that those who participate in the Post-Intensive Retreat:
1) Be regular practitioners of Centering Prayer
2) Have made an Intensive Retreat prior to making the Post-Intensive Retreat

(Massage Therapist available - not included in the cost.)

Arrival: 5pm & Supper at 6pm ~ Departure: 11am, Sunday
Offering: $425 for Shared/semi Private Room (not married couples)
$475 for Private Room
$525 for Private Room w/Bath
Deposit: $150
Limited Scholarships Available
Save $25 - Bring your own single sheets & towels

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11th step retreat
June 22-24, 2018
 
Presenters: Nancy Cord-Baran, Carolyn Yankovitz & Michael Gidlewski

This retreat is for people in 12-Step Recovery programs to introduce or expand and deepen the experience of Contemplative Prayer as part of a daily 12-Step Practice.

Centering Prayer is a simple method of prayer rooted in ancient Christian practice that opens us to God's presence and divine healing. It is simply moving deep within ourselves, in silence, saying nothing, asking for nothing, just being and allowing our Higher Power to be with us.

The retreat will offer an environment of solitude and silence in community with time for reflection, fellowship, and a 12-Step Meeting. For those new to Contemplative Prayer, the retreat is an Introductory Workshop on Contemplative Prayer in the context of 12-Step recovery.

Retreat staff have been active in 12-Step programs for many years. They have completed the Formation for Contemplative Service process of Contemplative Outreach as well as the Formation Training for Presenting and Leading Retreats for Contemplative Prayer and the 12-Steps. Brochures available.

SPACE is LIMITED
Offering: $190 per person
Deposit: $75 nonrefundable deposit due by June 1
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Welcoming Prayer Retreat
2018 dates to be announced

Presenter: Sr. Rita Panciera, RSM

The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God's presence and action in the events and situations in daily life. It provides a method of being aware of our physical and emotional reactions and a method of dealing with them prayerfully in the midst of daily life.

The Welcoming Prayer helps to dismantle the emotional programs of the false-self system and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored - in the body. It contributes to the process of transformation in Christ initiated in Contemplative Prayer.

The time together will be both retreat and workshop, with opportunity for silence and Centering Prayer in community. Also, participants will be introduced to the actual method of the Welcoming Prayer and provided with opportunities to practice. Discussions will include the human condition and the false-self system as the conceptual background of the Welcoming Prayer practice. There will be time for focusing, working with what is happening in our bodies and practicing the prayer. Brochures available.

Sr. Rita Panciera, RSM is a Sister of Mercy and Director of the House of Prayer in Erie, PA. She has been an experienced practitioner of Centering Prayer for many years and has facilitated many Centering Prayer retreats and programs, both at Bethany Retreat Center and elsewhere.

SPACE is LIMITED
Offering: per person
Deposit: nonrefundable deposit due by
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