Intro to Centering Prayer

Frenchville, PA 16836, USA

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May 31 - Jun 2, 2024
Group size: 1 - 25
Intro to Centering Prayer
Frenchville, PA 16836, USA


May 31 - Jun 2, 2024
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Join us for the Introduction to Centering Prayer retreat to deepen your personal relationship with God, and to prepare to receive the gift of contemplation. Introduction to Centering Prayer will allow you to be still and know God through this method of Christian silent prayer.



Additional Information

 This retreat consists of four conferences of contemplative practice, study, and support.

  • Session one is a deeper look into prayer, specifically Centering Prayer, as a relationship with God.
  • Session two provides initial instruction into the practice of Centering Prayer itself, with the introduction to the choice and purpose of your personal sacred word.
  • Session three provides a deeper level of understanding of the Centering Prayer Practice that includes both the sacred word and silence as prayer, and insight into your various processes of thought. All of these combine to open you to giving consent to God’s presence and action.
  • Session four provides a connection between the method and practice of Centering Prayer and being fully present in everyday life by removing the obstacles to the state of union with God.

Additional retreats are scheduled throughout the year to enable you to enhance your regular practice of Centering Prayer. 

About the facilitator

 Sr. Ruth Ann 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 has her degree in Religious Studies from St. Francis University. She is also a graduate of Shalem’s Spiritual Guidance Program.  

What’s included

  • Meals
  • Lodging
    On-site lodging accommodations

Available Packages

Introduction to Centering Prayer
$275
Deposit: $75

Who’s Going

Your Organizer


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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.