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Introduction to Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

January 13, 2023 - January 15, 2023

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition.  Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. This time of pandemic has led many to seek to deepen their relationship with God through this wordless prayer of contemplation.

This weekend retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer.  The participants will keep silence for the weekend, but there will be opportunities for questions and discussion about the practice.

Retreat Directors: Sister Mary McGehee, OSB, and Presbyterian minister, Rev. Mary Porter

Cost: Private Room $300

On-line Retreat Registration Form (2024)

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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

Start:
January 13, 2023
End:
January 15, 2023

Venue

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center
916 Convent Rd., NE
Cullman, AL 35055 United States
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Phone
(256)734-8302
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