Centering Prayer retreats are for anyone who has completed the Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop or who otherwise has a Centering Prayer practice.

Intensive Centering Prayer retreats are for people who have an established 6-12 month Centering Prayer practice, and who feel a longing to deepen their relationship with God through an extended time of silence and prayer. It is not necessary to have attended shorter-duration retreats before attending a 8-day or 10-day intensive.

Our intensive retreats are structured for people who have not formerly completed a 10-day retreat, or for those who wish to deepen or renew their understanding of Fr. Keating's model of the Spiritual Journey. In addition to the periods of Centering Prayer, retreatants will view some of Fr. Keating's Spiritual Journey video tapes each day.

Post intensive retreats are for people who have cultivated a taste for silence and are looking for increased periods of Centering Prayer, silence and solitude while on retreat. Post intensive applicants must have formerly completed a 8-day intensive retreat.

Upcoming Retreats

Sept 7-14, 2018 8-Day 12 StepCentering Prayer Retreat
Dec 14-16, 2018 Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
Jan 6-13, 2019 8-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
Mar 22-24, 2019 3-Day Lenten Retreat
June 7-9, 2019 3-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
June 21-28, 2019 8 Day Centering Prayer Retreat

Register for workshops & retreats at St. Mary's Sewanee in one of these ways:
Call: (800)728-1659 or (931)598-5342
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