Advanced Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat - Deepening The Silence

Monday, November 26, 2012 to Monday, December 03, 2012

$505.00, includes 7 nights lodging, all meals and program

Facilitators - Becky Hannah, Joan Ricci, Worship Leader, Rev. Robert Cook


This retreat is designed for those who would like a more prolonged experience of

centering prayer and who are interested in entering into the more profound levels of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude and community.

Centering prayer is a silent form of prayer that directs a person’s attention toward

God. It is a prayer form with ancient roots in the mystical and monastic tradition of the Christian faith. The retreat is intended to help persons develop and sustain a regular centering prayer practice. In addition to several Centering Prayer periods offered daily, you will also have opportunities for contemplative worship, individual meetings with retreat leaders, walks and hiking around the Conference Center grounds, access to two labyrinths, as well as time for solitude and reflection.


Due to the length of this retreat each participant should have an established practice of Centering Prayer for at least a year. This retreat limited to the first 20 registrants. No commuters or partial retreats.


The retreat leaders are Becky Hannah, (828-667-2799), co-coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of Western North Carolina, Joan Ricci, presenter of contemplative prayer retreats at the Oratory and St. Francis Prayer Springs, and the Rev. Robert Cook, retired Episcopal priest. Joan and Becky have both been trained to present centering prayer by Contemplative Outreach, the organization founded by Father Thomas Keating as a spiritual network committed to living the contemplative dimension of the gospel in everyday life. Please fell free to call Becky if you have any questions about the retreat.