Centering Prayer Retreat


Centering Prayer Retreat

Led By: Leslee Ann Terpay and Br. Bernard Delcourt
Suggested Donation: $470

Centering Prayer Retreat


February 6, 2024 - February 9, 2024    
2:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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

Tuesday, 6 February – Friday, 9 February, 2024

This retreat, offered from Tuesday, February 6 till Friday, February 9, 2024, at Holy Cross Monastery on the Hudson River in New York State, 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 that have 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 begin at 5:00. Supper then follows. Orientation begins at 6:45. The retreat concludes with lunch on Friday. (Daily Holy Eucharist is available at 9:00 a.m.).

Cost for the retreat is $470. 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 or at

If you have questions about the retreat content please contact retreat leader: Leslee Terpay at

To find out more about Holy Cross Monastery, visit their website at:


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’s 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.


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