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        JUNE 2018 ST. PAUL  Four- Day CENTERING PRAYER GROUP SILENT RETREAT

                Retreat: Wednesday June 6,2018 to Sunday June 10, 2018

                 Where: Guest House, Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside California 92058

Cost:  $400 for 4 nights ($100/night) Price includes meals, non refundable $50 deposit  due February 28, 2018. Make all Checks payable to Prince of Peace Abbey.  For more information contact Sharon Peterson at shar.pete@att/net .

              

    NORTH COUNTY CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH EVENTS:

SCRIPTIO DIVINA: A TASTE OF CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNALING

Date: June 9th, 2018, from 9:00 -12:30 pm

Place: St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1450 S. Melrose Drive, Oceanside, 92056

 This half day of prayer is led by  Mary Williams, in an atmosphere of prayer, that invites us to behold the threads of the Divine Mystery woven through our day-to-day lives.  Participants will experience: periods of Centering Prayer, methods of Contemplative Journaling, Silent Times to journal.  For more information contact Sue Hagen 760-745-8860 or Linda Dollins 760-743-8297.

EXTENDED INFORMATION ON WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS

For 30 years Contemplative Outreach has been dedicated to transmitting the living tradition of the Contemplative Christian Heritage through the teachings of Father Thomas Keating and through programs and offerings that support the contemplative life. The primary purpose of Contemplative Outreach of San Diego is to teach the method of Centering Prayer and its immediate conceptual background. If you are interested in having a Centering Prayer workshop at your church, community, or organization, contact Karen Downs, kdowns2@san.rr.com. We are available weekends and weekdays.

HALF-DAY OF PRAYER

The purpose of the Half-Day of Prayer is to provide spiritual and moral support to members of the COSD community who have attended a Centering Prayer introductory workshop and are actively practicing this prayer form. This activity is generally sponsored by a COSD prayer group and is provided in a facility during a three hour period on Saturday mornings. The format includes two periods of Centering Prayer and a spiritual presentation with group discussion.

RETREATS

Retreats provide an environment conducive to spiritual growth for persons who have attended an introductory workshop on Centering Prayer. Generally the retreats are three days of silence with five to seven periods of Centering Prayer each day. Personal spiritual direction is provided and a group dialogue is held on the final day.

In a retreat setting the length of the periods of Centering Prayer can be extended. Lengthening or multiplying periods of Centering Prayer can help to deepen the experience of interior silence and promote the grow in intimacy with God.  There are 3-day, 5- day and 8-day retreats offered locally and nationally.