Eight-Day Centering Prayer Dual Track Intensive/Post-Intensive Retreat


Eight-Day Centering Prayer Dual Track Intensive/Post-Intensive Retreat

Led By: Leslee Ann Terpay and Br. Bernard Delcourt
Suggested Donation: $900

Eight-Day Centering Prayer Dual Track Intensive/Post-Intensive Retreat


September 7, 2024 - September 14, 2024    
2:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Holy Cross Monastery
1615 Route 9W, West Park, New York, 12493

Saturday, 7 September – Saturday, 14 September, 2024

The Eight-Day Centering Prayer Dual Track Intensive / Post Intensive Retreat offered from Saturday September 7 to Saturday September 14, 2024, provides an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in an atmosphere of profound silence and community support. The Intensive track will follow the Contemplative Outreach guidelines for an Intensive Retreat including six 30-minute Centering Prayer periods daily plus viewing and faith sharing on Thomas Keating’s Human Condition teachings. The Post Intensive track provides an additional 30 minutes of Centering Prayer with time for daily solitude.  Retreat leaders: Leslee Anne Terpay and Br. Bernard Delcourt are available for soul-friending. During the retreat, one will experience integrating as one wishes 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 for at least 6-months is highly recommended.  

Check-in is from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday. Vespers begin at 5:00. Dinner then follows. Orientation begins at 6:45. The retreat concludes with lunch on Saturday. (Daily Holy Eucharist is available at 9:00 a.m.).  

Cost for the retreat is $900. The cost of this retreat has been lowered by $200 per participant due to a grant from the Contemplative Outreach Divine Economy Fund. The fund is dedicated to making Fr. Thomas Keating’s teachings in Intensive Retreats accessible to more centering prayer practitioners. The retreat fee includes a single room and all meals. Shared single occupancy bathrooms in the hallways. Register by e-mail or phone with our Guesthouse Manager, Donna Mallory at 845-384-6660 ext 1 or at guesthouse@hcmnet.org 

If you have questions about the retreat content or which track is best for you, please contact retreat leader: Leslee Terpay at co-leslee@comcast.net. 

Leslee Anne Terpay As a Contemplative Outreach Commissioned Presenter of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina, Leslee shares Fr. Thomas Keating’s teachings on the Christian spiritual journey in workshop and retreat settings. She is part of the Service Team that stewards Fr. Thomas’ teaching for serving Centering Prayer Retreats. She is a spiritual director in Lone Tree, Colorado and a graduate of The Center for Action and Contemplation Living School

Br. Bernard Delcourt, is the Director of Associates of Holy Cross Monastery.  Br. 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 seminarians in New Haven to offer them spiritual direction.

To register, please contact our Guesthouse Office by phone (845-384-6660, ext. 3002) or email (guesthouse@hcmnet.org).