Centering Prayer Retreat

Led By: Leslee Ann Terpay
Suggested Donation: $360

Tuesday, 5 February – Friday, 8 February 2019

Four-Day Centering Prayer Retreat

This retreat at Holy Cross Monastery in the Hudson Valley offers opportunities for both those new to the Centering Prayer and those who have an established practice. 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. The retreat offers two tracks. For those new to Centering Prayer, the basic essentials of the method and conceptual background of Centering Prayer will be presented. To those who have an established prayer practice, more time will be available to foster an ever-deepening level of interior silence and awareness of the presence of God in everyday life. This contemplative retreat welcomes both those new to and those comfortable with silence and having a yearning to rediscover this ancient prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation.

Check-in is from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Vespers begins at 5:00. Dinner then follows. The retreat concludes with lunch on Friday. (Daily Holy Eucharist is available at 9:00 a.m.). Suggested donation for the retreat is $360 (including a $100 deposit). The retreat donation includes a single room and all meals. Shared single occupancy bathrooms in the hallways. Register at the link below, or with our Guesthouse Manager, Ms. Lori Callaway at 845-384-6660 ext 3012 or at [email protected].



Our retreat leader, Leslee Ann Terpay, is a retired entrepreneur and now shares 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 and a part of the service teams whom define workshop teachings and retreat experiences for Lectio Divina and Intensive Retreats. Leslee is a spiritual director in Lone Tree, Colorado and is a graduate of The Centering for Action and Contemplation Living School.