Eight Day Centering Prayer Retreat
(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
Sewanee, TN 37375
In Person Retreat
Centering Prayer is a form of Christian silent meditation where one lets go of thoughts during periods of prayer, typically lasting 20-30 minutes. It is rooted in the self-emptying love that forms the heart of Jesus’ teaching and life. The effect on those who are practioners is an every-increasing awareness of God’s Action and presence in the course of ordinary life.
This retreat is an opportunity for practitioners of Centering Prayer to deepen their contemplative journey in the contemporary world. It is a week long experience of integrating contemplation and action through silence, solitude, and community.
The retreat offers two tracks. The intensive track is recommended for people who have completed the introductory workshop and who have a regular practice of Centering Prayer. The post-intensive track is for those people who have previously made an eight-day intensive retreat. The post-intensive offers increased silence and additional periods of Centering Prayer. Both the intensive and post-intensive Centering Prayer retreat provide daily experiences of silence, solitude, walking, hiking, yoga, and spiritual companionship to foster an ever-deepening level of interior silence and awareness of the presence of God in everyday life.
Scholarship assistance is available for those with financial need. Please, contact St. Mary’s Sewanee for more information.