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  • $265.00 – Program Price

Location: House Of Blessings

Address: 171 Hummingbird Lane Eureka Springs, AR 72632 479-253-7379 Directions: We have found these to be the most reliable roads. From Eureka Springs, take US 62 East to Co Rd 207. Follow the signs to Onyx Cave, but stay on 207 past Onyx Cave. You will find Hummingbird Lane on your left. Turn left and follow the sign to House Of Blessings. From Berryville, take US 62 West to Co Rd 211. Turn right. At the Baptist Church keep left and continue. You will find Hummingbird Lane on your right. Turn right and follow the sign to House Of Blessings.

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Centering Prayer: God is love: The Heart of all Creation

With Catherine Crews, PhD and Fr. Jos Tharakan

July 27 - 30, 2017

“Be still and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10

Everything in the universe–everything our senses observe and technology uncovers at the highest level of infinitude and the deepest levels of the infinitesimal–is prophetic witness of the Divine.

Thomas Keating, God is Love

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that helps open our hearts and minds to consent to God’s presence and action in our lives. This retreat will include periods of Centering Prayer, teachings by Thomas Keating on DVD, and private time for rest, study, and prayer.  We will keep silence apart from discussions during teaching.  There will be an opportunity for instruction for those new to this prayer practice.  All are welcome.


Catherine Crews, PhD
Catherine has practiced Centering Prayer since 2005 and is commissioned by Contemplative Outreach to teach Centering Prayer.  She is a Clinical Psychologist, now retired from practice and teaching. For spiritual renewal she practices Centering Prayer, Healing Prayer, and attends the Holy Eucharist.  She has attended retreats at St. Benedict Monastery in Snowmass, CO and St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, AR, and made spiritual pilgrimages to India. She serves on the board of the House Of Blessings.
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Fr. Jos Tharakan
Fr. Jos is the facilitator for this event. A lifelong Franciscan, he lived a monastic life for more than 30 years and continues to live Franciscan Spirituality today. He has lead retreats all over the world for over 28 years and practiced centering prayer for 35 years. He currently serves as the Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and serves also as the President of the House Of Blessings.
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