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Centering Prayer Alabama

Contemplative Outreach in Alabama: An Inter-denominational Christian Meditative Prayer Community Offering Weekly Meetings Across Alabama, Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshops and 3-Day, 4-Day and 8-Day Intensive Retreats

Centering Prayer Event Calendar 2017/2018

September 1-3. Introduction to Centering Prayer Retreat.  COB Presenters: Jane Latture and Beverly Brasell. This form of Christian Prayer is 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 retreat is for those seeking to learn this practice of prayer for the first time or for those who want to renew or strengthen their practice during this weekend of silence and reflection.  Registration questions, call 256/734-8302 or retreats@shmon.org. Register by check in the amount of $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055. Total cost: $245.

2017 Sept 15-17 and Sept 15-21 “God is Love: A Journey into the Heart of All Creation” Weekend only or Immersion Retreat. Presenters: Carolyn Goddard, Mary Ann Best and the Rev. Tom Ward. St. Mary’s Sewanee Retreat Center Sewanee, TN stmaryssewanee.org

November 10-12 Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL. Directors: Brenda Chynoweth and Lora Arnold. Silent Retreat. Prequisite: Introduction to Centering Prayer retreat or workshop and a daily practice. Registration Questions, call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register by check, $60.00, to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd NE Cullman, AL 35055. Total cost: $245.

2018 Jan 19-21. Introduction to Centering Prayer Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.  Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer that thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This retreat is for those seeking to learn this practice of prayer for the first time or for those who want to renew or strengthen their practice during this weekend of silence and reflection. The Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Chapter presenters are Sr. Mary McGehee, OSB, the Rev. Dr. Mary Porter and Joe Mahar. Joe will present an afternoon conference on Centering Prayer as the 11th Step for those attending any 12-Step Programs.  Registration questions, call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register by check. $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055.Total cost: $245.

2018 February 22-25. Welcoming Prayer/Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat. Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Cullman, AL. "I am where I need to be. Everything around me includes and hides the sacred." -Mary Mrozowski, creator and spiritual mother of the Welcoming Prayer practice. This workshop is for people who have practiced Centering Prayer and would like to learn the Welcoming Prayer, as well as for those who want to deepen their experience of the Welcoming Prayer. Retreat Presenter: Sue Miller has been active in Centering Prayer for over 20 years and has been learning about and practicing the Welcoming Prayer since 2008. Registration by check $60. to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd, Cullman, AL 35055. More information: Sacred Heart Monastery see shmon.org See Retreats. Or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 256/734-8302.

2018 Annual Conference, March 3. See Conference tab

2018 May 22-29- Eight-Day Intensive / Post Intensive Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.  Fr. Bill Fickel, Director. Co-Director: The Rev. Katy Smith. Intensive:  An in-depth retreat for those experienced in Centering Prayer-an entering into a more profound level of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude and community; designed to assist participants in entering a more intimate relationship with God. Videos of Fr. Thomas Keating's Spiritual Journey course are viewed. Post-Intensive: A new step into a profound silence and stillness to facilitate a more intimate union with God. An Intensive Centering Prayer experience is a requisite of the Post-Intensive.  Contact for registration, the Rev. Katy Smith 205/328-7820 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Total cost $750. Fee includes event, lodging and meals. $100.00 non-refundable deposit required. Deadline for registration is May 1, 2018.