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February 2021

The Welcoming Prayer Practice (online retreat)

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

We have reached capacity for this retreat and are now accepting names for a waiting list.  If you would like to be on our waiting list in case there are any cancellations, please email us at retreats@shmon.org and let us know.  Thank you! In this time of Pandemic with so much to deal with, the practice of The Welcoming Prayer can be most helpful. The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical…

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May 2021

Introduction to Centering Prayer (May, online)

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 workshop/retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer and will be held over Zoom. A reliable internet connection with the capability for audio and video is required. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. Retreat Directors: Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Staff Cost: $30  

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Merton and Women

May 21 - May 23
Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE
Cullman, AL 35055 United States
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THIS RETREAT WILL BE MOVED TO AN ONLINE FORMAT.  DETAILS COMING SOON.  A Mother’s Day weekend exploration of women and the feminine in the life and teaching of Thomas Merton with a special focus on his correspondence with women and his conferences with women religious and monastics. Retreat Director: Bonnie Thurston, Ph.D. Cost: Private Room $255; Shared Room $225/person We will begin taking reservations for this retreat in January 2021.  

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8-Day Intensive / Post-Intensive Centering Prayer

May 21 - June 1
AL United States

CANCELLED for 2021.   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. Intensive: An in-depth retreat for those experienced in Centering Prayer.  The retreat will facilitate entrance into a more profound level of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude, and community.  DVD's of Fr. Thomas Keating's Spiritual Journey course will be viewed. Post-Intensive: An opportunity…

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