11th Step Retreat

Frenchville, PA 16836, USA

7 reviews
Jun 28 - 30, 2024
Group size: 1 - 22
11th Step Retreat
Frenchville, PA 16836, USA

7 reviews

Jun 28 - 30, 2024
Group size: 1 - 22

About this trip

Nancy Cord-Baran and Michael Gidlewski invite you to join us in this weekend retreat. It is for people who participate in any 12 Step program of recovery and have the intention to improve their meditation practice and enlarge their spiritual life.

The retreat will offer an environment of solitude and silence in community with time for reflection, fellowship and 12 Step meetings. We will present an Introduction to Centering Prayer in the context of 12-Step recovery. There will be an optional Track II for participants who have made this retreat before. 

Centering Prayer is a simple method of prayer rooted in ancient Christian practice that opens us to God’s presence and divine healing. Some of the fruits you may experience with a regular practice of Centering Prayer include enrichment of one’s prayer life, being able to ‘let go’ in the course of daily life, a non-judgmental attitude toward others, growth in self-knowledge, the ability to live in the present moment, and love and respect for others and all creation.

The vision of 12 Step Outreach is to pass on the gift of Centering Prayer and related Spiritual Practices to improve our conscious contact with a God of our understanding, wherever there is a desire for deeper healing from anyone in 12 Step recovery. (View their website cp12stepoutreach.org)

"There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation and prayer. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit.

But when they are logically related and interwoven, the result is an unshakable foundation for life."   AA 12 & 12 

If you are starting a meditation practice, seeking a new path, or are interested in deepening your current practice, come and join us.


 Nancy Cord-Baran, Michael Gidlewski & Kathleen 

Retreat staff have been active in 12-Step recovery for many years and are long time Centering Prayer practitioners. Nancy and Michael are commissioned presenters with Contemplative Outreach and 12-Step Outreach. 

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Anawim Ministries (Bethany Retreat Center)
7 reviews
BETHANY RETREAT CENTER was established in 1982 by the Anawim Religious Community of Frenchville, Pennsylvania. It is a place apart to rest, renew and be recreated for those seeking a deeper relationship with God. Located on 140 acres of partially wooded land in the hills of Pennsylvania, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful — only 15 miles off Interstate 80.


Excellent homemade food, comfortable lodging, beautiful and peaceful location. Interesting and inspiring poetry sessions with time to think, write, rest, and explore the grounds.
By Christine L for Poetry Retreat - Here, There, and Everywhere! on May 28, 2024
You just can't beat the well-kept and natural beauty of the grounds. Lots of space for groups or for private time. Great home cooked meals. Comfortable room. The poetry retreat is a sure fire way to stimulate your creativity and share with like-minded souls.
By Helen P for Poetry Retreat - Here, There, and Everywhere! on May 28, 2024
Attractive, natural surroundings, very comfortable accommodations, excellent food.
By Robert W for Centering Prayer with Keith Kristich on May 07, 2024
We had a very meaningful retreat in comfortable lodgings with delicious home-cooked meals. The natural surroundings are beautiful and inviting.
By KAREN S for Associates Retreat on May 07, 2024
Keith Kristich someone steeped in the Oneness of God; he uses plain, poetic, compassionate language to express the very difficult concept of God as non-separate from all of us. I am extremely grateful to have Keith in our midst and for the world to have access to him through zoom. People like him come into our lives rarely. I felt steeped in peace and absorbed in the presence of the I AM of God. The retreat center was absolutely lovely in every regard; the staff went out of the way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The food was amazing!!! The chefs worked very hard to provide delicious, nutritious and plentiful food. The room was very comfortable, quiet, and cozy and cute. The grounds are also amazing... many walking paths, a labyrinth, very impressive stations of the cross boulder sculptures, and the list goes on and on. I look forward to the next conference with Keith.
By Karen O for Centering Prayer with Keith Kristich on Apr 30, 2024
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