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Intensive Centering Prayer – November (online retreat)

November 20, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition, the goal of this form of Christian prayer is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer.  During this retreat, those who have had an introductory workshop can develop further the discipline of Centering Prayer in order to deepen their relationship with God.

This one-day format will provide via Zoom video-conference the instruction that usually occurs over the course of a weekend.  A reliable internet connection with the capability for audio and video is required.  There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. Prerequisite: Introduction to Centering Prayer.

Retreat Directors: Contemplative Outreach Birmingham staff

Friday, November 20, 2020 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time).  Time for breaks will be provided.

Retreat Directors: Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Staff

Cost: $30

On-line Retreat Registration Form (2024)

This form may be used to register on-line for retreats or for the events sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center that are listed below.

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  • Explore the life and gifts of Hildegard of Bingen, a Benedictine visionary, artist, composer, and physician who lived in the 1100s. This retreat will include reflection on many of her visions, using her remarkable paintings and writings. We will also ponder some of her suggestions for living a deeper spiritual life, as well as enjoy music she composed for liturgical prayer. There will be time for personal reflection and some group sharing. The Hildegard Day Retreat includes the primary presentation of Hildegard’s spirituality, engagement with her paintings and writings, and time for personal reflection on the grounds of the monastery. Lunch, materials, and art supplies are included in the fee.
  • Explore the life and gifts of Hildegard of Bingen, a Benedictine visionary, artist, composer, and physician who lived in the 1100s. This retreat will include reflection on many of her visions, using her remarkable paintings and writings. We will also ponder some of her suggestions for living a deeper spiritual life, as well as enjoy music she composed for liturgical prayer. There will be time for personal reflection and some group sharing. The two-night Hildegard Immersion Retreat includes the opportunity to share in the rhythm of chanted prayer and the contemplative pace of life of a monastic community as well as additional sessions with Sister Mary, audiovisual materials, and a closing ritual. Retreatants are invited to more fully step into Hildegard’s spiritual environment for a time of deep refreshment. Accommodations are in a modern guest house with private bath. The retreat begins on Friday evening and concludes after Sunday midday dinner.
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Details

Date:
November 20, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Email
retreats@shmon.org