Mercy Center

CENTERING PRAYER

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CENTERING PRAYER

Intensive/Post-Intensive
A Silent Spring Retreat

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

 

May 19-25, 2019
Sunday 6:00 pm to
Saturday 10:00 am

$635 Overnight / $535 Commuter

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

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RETREAT EXPERIENCE

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 an optional Cynthia Bourgeault video each day and additional time for Centering Prayer.

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.

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RETREAT LEADERS

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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SCHEDULES AND RESOURCES

 

Print POSTED SOON: welcome/orientation
   
Print POSTED SOON: intensive schedule
   
Print POSTED SOON: post-intensive schedule

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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:

  •  Online registrations are transacted on a secure web server
  •  An account is optional—your credit card data is not stored 
  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa only, USA and Canada
  •  Please select either Overnight or Commuter registration
  •  Mercy Sisters and Associates select RSM-BurlAssoc rate  

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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 registration@mercywmw.org. We will assist you in registering for this retreat.

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

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CANCELLATION

Please read our cancellation and refund policy.