Centering Prayer: That We May Be One
With Catherine Crews, PhD, Fr. Jos Tharakan and Dr. Nicholas G. Cole, MD
November 8 - 11, 2018
So that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us. John 17:21
This retreat is for anyone seeing deeper practice of Centering Prayer
Fr. Thomas Keating describes Centering Prayer as the keystone of a comprehensive commitment to Scriptural Spirituality, manifesting as a deepening union with Christ, and practical caring for others. This way of praying in silence opens our hearts and minds to consent to God’s presence and action within, beyond words, responding to the call of the Holy Spirit.
This retreat will include periods of Centering Prayer, spiritual teachings from Thomas Keating’s recent DVDs, That We May Be One, exploration of methods to extend the effects of Centering Prayer into daily life, 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 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 is a priest and a teacher. He practices Franciscan Spirituality that welcomes everyone and respects and supports the dignity of all people. He has lead retreats all over the world for over 32 years and practiced Centering Prayer for over 35 years. He currently serves as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Springfield and serves also as the President of the House Of Blessings. You can read more about Fr. Jos and his works on his website.
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Nicholas G. Cole, MD, has been practicing Centering Prayer since attending his first ten-day retreat at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado in May, 1990. The following year he was commissioned to teach Centering Prayer, and has been facilitating retreats ever since. He regularly serves retreats at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, and at St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He also serves on the board of Contemplative Outreach, the organization dedicated to fostering the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of Centering Prayer. Nick is retired from the active practice of medicine. He…
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