Centering Prayer

Frenchville, PA 16836, USA

AM
Aug 11 - 16, 2024
Group size: 1 - 25
Centering Prayer
Frenchville, PA 16836, USA


Aug 11 - 16, 2024
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

 Rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition, the goal of this form of Christian prayer is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer.


Intensive: An in-depth retreat for those experienced in Centering Prayer. The retreat will facilitate entrance into a more profound level of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude, and community.


Post-Intensive: An opportunity to spend extended time in deep silence in community to encourage a more intimate union with God. An intensive Centering Prayer experience is a prerequisite of the Post-Intensive.


This 6 Day Retreat will be an in-depth retreat for those experienced in Centering Prayer.  The retreat will facilitate entrance into a more profound level of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude, and community with an opportunity to spend extended time in deep silence in community to encourage a more intimate union with God.  An existing Centering Prayer practice is a prerequisite for attending this retreat.


Fr. Thomas Keating’s teaching on the Human Condition (videos) will be viewed. As we have experienced, these videos can be viewed over-and-over again as the spiritual journey continue at deeper levels.


About the facilitator

 Sr Ruth Ann Madera is a Spiritual Director and Retreat Director.  She provides spiritual direction on an ongoing basis as well as spiritual companioning/direction during retreats at Bethany Retreat Center.  Sr. Ruth Ann has her degree in Religious Studies from St. Francis University. She is also a graduate of Shalem’s Spiritual Guidance Program.

 

Elizabeth Graboski, is a longtime contemplative prayer practitioner, a Centering prayer facilitator and commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer. She currently serves with contemplative Outreach Central Pennsylvania local chapter for the Spiritual Enrichment and Formation for Facilitators of Centering Prayer Groups.

What’s included

  • Meals
  • Lodging
    On-site lodging accommodations

Available Packages

Centering Prayer
$645
Deposit: $125

Who’s Going

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Anawim Ministries (Bethany Retreat Center)
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.