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Welcoming Prayer Retreat

(with Centering Prayer sits included)

Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and

Wednesday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 St. Scholastica Monastery.

As Father Thomas Keating writes in his groundbreaking book Open Mind, Open Heart, “the Welcoming Prayer practice is a way of ‘letting go’ into the present moment in the ordinary routines of daily life.  The Welcoming Prayer helps when our needs for security, affection, and control are frustrated or gratified and cause emotional reactions.”

Join Meridith Schifsky and Lezlie Oachs to learn more about this prayer practice and the love and grace it can provide. During this twenty-hour retreat at St. Scholastica Monastery, they will give guidance on the Welcoming Prayer, lead Centering Prayer sits, and offer reflection time with opportunities for activities such as journaling, reading, or walking the grounds of the monastery to the Valley of Silence.

FacilitatorsMeridith Schifsky, is a longtime leader in the Centering Prayer community, spiritual director, contemplative artist, and retired holistic nursing faculty member. Lezlie Oachs is a practitioner of Centering Prayer since 1996 and retired St. Scholastica faculty member.

Program Cost:  $85 which includes lunch and refreshments.  $160 with overnight stay (including retreat and meals).  Space is limited.  Register early!