Centering Prayer Post-Intensive
Led By: Leslee Ann Terpay and Br. Bernard Delcourt
Suggested Donation: $1200
Tuesday, 12 September – Tuesday, 19 September 2023
The Eight-Day Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat offered from Tuesday, September 12 to Tuesday, September 19, 2023, provides an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in an atmosphere of profound silence and community support. This retreat follows the Contemplative Outreach guidelines for the Post-Intensive Retreat including seven 30-minute Centering Prayer periods daily. Most days are spent in grand silence, when all are asked not to speak or make eye contact. Retreat leaders are available for soul-friending. During the retreat, one will experience integrating contemplation and action through silence, solitude, community and the rhythm of this Episcopal Benedictine monastic community’s worship and prayer life including daily Holy Eucharist. An established practice of Centering Prayer of at least a year or more and past attendance at a Contemplative Outreach Intensive Retreat is highly recommended.
Check-in is from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Vespers begins at 5:00. Dinner then follows. The retreat concludes with lunch on Tuesday. (Daily Holy Eucharist is available at 9:00 a.m.). Cost for the retreat is $1,200. The retreat fee includes a single room and all meals. Shared single occupancy bathrooms in the hallways. Financial assistance is availabe for those who need it.
Leslee Anne Terpay is a retired entrepreneur and now spends her days sharing Fr. Thomas Keating’s teachings on the contemplative dimension of the gospel, the Christian Contemplative Journey, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina. She is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter. She is part of the service teams who define Lectio Divina workshop teachings and retreat experiences. Leslee is a spiritual director in Lone Tree, Colorado and a graduate of The Centering for Action and Contemplation Living School.
Br. Bernard Delcourt, is the Prior of Holy Cross Monastery. His function as a Prior of the monastery calls on his pastoral, managerial, administrative, financial and leadership skills. Bernard is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter. Bernard has been a monk since 2004. Before becoming a monk, he was an investment banker and then a life and business skills coach. He is a spiritual director and regularly visits General Theological Seminary in New York to offer spiritual direction to students and staff.
To register, please contact our Guesthouse Office by phone (845-384-6660, ext. 3002) or email ([email protected]).