Mercy Center

CENTERING PRAYER

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Every Moment Just As It Is

A Silent Centering Prayer Retreat

 

Catherine Regan, Ph.D. and
Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D.

 

February 21-23, 2020
Friday 6:00 pm (dinner) to
Sunday 1:00 pm

 

$300 Overnight / $260 Commuter

Every Now is a slice of Divine Being.” Cynthia Bourgeault

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RETREAT THEME

"We stop making effort and just take everything as it comes. And then you’re in the present moment. That’s the only place God is. So, if you’re there too, then all you have to do is accept what’s happening, or do what God wants you to do about what’s happening, which will be infused and ... guided ... regardless of how many faults you have.

... So, what’s the point of living? As far as I can see, it’s only a day at a time to give God a chance to take over our very complicated human situation completely ... And whatever we do is in the service of that project, so we don’t have to think about it if you’re in the present moment.”

Thomas Keating, excerpted from That We May Be One

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EXPERIENCE

Join us for a weekend given to the practice of Presence, to surrender to Divine Being ~ in the company of a contemplative community and the natural beauty of the Mercy Center grounds. Our retreat will include silence, several periods of Centering Prayer, chanting, selected Thomas Keating videos, sharing, contemplative free time, and opportunity for liturgy, gentle yoga, and body work.

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RETREAT LEADERS

Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, retired psychologist, and adjunct staff member at Mercy Center, primarily serving on the Centering Prayer team.  She has a special interest in fostering contemplative practices so urgently needed at this time in our world.

Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, scientist, and Centering Prayer coordinator at Mercy Center.  She is dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love.

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RESOURCES

 

Print   retreat schedule will be posted soon
Print   retreat orientation will be posted soon

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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.