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CENTERING PRAYER

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CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT

Centering Prayer and the
Soul's Journey to God

 

Rev. Amber Sturgess and
Joy Andrews Hayter

 

November 9-11, 2018
Friday 6:00 pm (dinner) to
Sunday 1:00 pm

 

$300 Overnight / $260 Commuter
Registration closes Nov 2, 2018

 

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RETREAT THEME

The fruits of Centering Prayer are numerous and emerge slowly in stages through our daily surrender to love in the practice of this prayer. Evolution of our soul is the principle gift to us out of this deep abiding in divine love. Inspired by Bonaventure's "The Soul's Journey to God," we will explore the life of St. Francis of Assisi who embodied the unity of all things in himself. Bonaventure reflects on St. Francis as a model for union with God through prayer, whereby one is able to see Christ in all beings, even the most neglected.

Join us for a weekend, with God, a praying community, and the natural beauty of the Mercy Center grounds, to deepen our consent to this transformation.

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EXPERIENCE

Our retreat will include silence, several periods of Centering Prayer, conferences, sharing, liturgy, contemplative free time, reflection, rest, and opportunity for gentle yoga and body work.

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RETREAT LEADERS

Rev. Amber Sturgess is an Episcopal Priest, spiritual director, and a seeker on the contemplative path. She enjoys teaching contemplative practices that deepen our spiritual awareness. Amber currently serves as Priest in Charge at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Carmel.

Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love. As a scientist, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.

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RESOURCES

 

Print   The retreat schedule will be posted
Print   Retreat orientation will be posted

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ROOM AND MEALS

Overnight registration includes:

  •  Single bedrooms; dormitory-style bathrooms; kitchenette on each floor
  •  Locally-sourced fresh produce, soups, salad, vegetarian and meat entrees
  •  Guests are welcome to bring foods to supplement our meal service
  •  We cannot provide all-vegan or special dietary menus

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REGISTRATION

Please read all of the following before making a registration payment:

  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA and Canada only
  •  Please select either Overnight or Commuter registration
  •  Mercy Sisters and Associates select the RSM-BurlAssoc rate
  •  An account is optional—credit card data is not stored 

When you have entered your contact and billing information and are ready to complete the online transaction:

 

CLICK THE PROCESS ORDER BUTTON ONLY ONCE.

 

If there is an error message, or if you do not receive a confirmation email, please do not run the transaction again. Contact registration@mercywmw.org. We’ll confirm your registration and provide assistance if needed.

 

Overseas Residents: Please do not register online. Email mc@mercywmw.org to register.

Or call (650) 340-7474 for further information.

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CANCELLATION

Please read our cancellation and refund policy.