Workshops and Retreats

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2018 February 22-25 – Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat. Directed by Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Presenters Team
Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL  Focus: The Welcoming Prayer. The Welcoming Prayer is about ” letting go”. It is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. Its purpose is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day. The director, Sue Miller, has been active in practicing Centering Prayer for over 20 years and has been interested in the study of the Welcoming Prayer since 2008. She is a Centering Prayer presenter and has led Intensive Centering Prayer retreat weekend programs and has attended two 5-Day Welcoming Prayer Immersion workshops. Sue is currently on the Leadership Team for Contemplative Outreach and is the co-contact leader for prayer groups in the Huntsville/Madison/Decatur area.
Registration: $60.00. Cost: 325.00 To register call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


April 21 8:30-12:00  Practicing Centering Prayer as the 11th Step

St. Columb's Episcopal Church, 5500 Sunnybrook Rd Ridgeland, MS
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8-Day Intensive/Post-Intensive date: May 22-29. Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center See Home page for details 

Aug 31-Sept 2. Introduction to Centering Prayer Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.  Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer that thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This retreat is for those seeking to learn this practice of prayer for the first time or for those who want to renew or strengthen their practice during this weekend of silence and reflection. The Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Chapter presenters are Sr. Mary McGehee and Stewart Michelini.   Registration questions, call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register by check. $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055.Total cost: $245.

Nov 16-18. Intensive Retreat. "The Forgiveness Prayer" Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.
Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves and others in order to be liberated and be free. Diana Tschache will share the Forgiveness Prayer practice with participants during the Intensive Centering Prayer weekend. This practice helps us to grasp the two most important things we must realize if we are to forgive.  It is a process, not a once-and-for-all act of the will and we need God’s help. It is just another way to let go and let God transform us. Prerequisite: Introduction to Centering Prayer and/or daily practice of Centering Prayer. Registration questions, call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register by check. $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055.Total cost: $245.

2019 Centering Prayer Workshops and Retreats
2019 Jan 18-20. Introduction to Centering Prayer Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.  Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer that thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This retreat is for those seeking to learn this practice of prayer for the first time or for those who want to renew or strengthen their practice during this weekend of silence and reflection. Directed by Contemplative Outreach Birmingham presenters. Registration questions, call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register by check. $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055.Total cost: $245.

2019 April 26-28. Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Centering Prayer and/or daily practice of Centering Prayer. Registration questions, call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register by check. $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055.Total cost: $245.


2019 May 21-28 Eight-Day Intensive/Post-Intensive Retreat. Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center See Home page for details 

2019 Aug 30-Sept 1. Introduction to Centering Prayer Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.  Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer that thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This retreat is for those seeking to learn this practice of prayer for the first time or for those who want to renew or strengthen their practice during this weekend of silence and reflection. Directed by Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Chapter presenters.   Registration questions, call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register by check. $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055.Total cost: $245.

2019 November 15-17. Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Centering Prayer and/or daily practice of Centering Prayer. Registration questions, call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register by check. $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055.Total cost: $245.