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


May 20-26, 2018
Sunday 6:00 pm to
Saturday 10:00 am

$635 Overnight / $535 Commuter

Registration closes May 13, 2018

Contemplative prayer is a process of interior transformation. A restructuring of consciousness takes place which empowers one to perceive, relate, and respond with increasing sensitivity to the divine presence in, through, and beyond everything that exists. Thomas Keating




Enter into a more profound level of spiritual practice in a time of silence & community.

Our retreat offers two tracks this year:

  • Intensive – designed to intensify one's practice of Centering Prayer and to provide a conceptual framework for the prayer through viewing Thomas Keating's video series on "The Spiritual Journey."
  • Post-Intensive – running concurrently, designed for those who are already familiar with "The Spiritual Journey." There will be additional time for Centering Prayer and daily Lectio Divina.

This retreat is for those who have some experience of Centering Prayer. Each day includes several periods of Centering Prayer and walking meditation, liturgy, free time for being in nature, reflection, rest, and opportunity for gentle yoga and bodywork.




Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, clinical psychologist, and adjunct program staff member at Mercy Center where she coordinates the Centering Prayer Program. Her great interest is in the renewal of contemplative practices as a path of transformation - of ourselves and of our world.

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 Professor Emerita of chemistry, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.





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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




PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR TRANSACTION ONLY ONCE. Submitting more than once results in a duplicate transaction. If you do not see a completion message or receive a confirmation email, contact us. We will send you a copy of the transaction confirmation.

Please read all of the following information:

  •  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

Overseas Residents: Email to register.

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




Please read our cancellation and refund policy.