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Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat

June 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

8-day dual-track intensive & post-intensive contemplative prayer retreat
June 9-16, 2019 (Sun. to Sun.)

Facilitators: Sr. Rita Panciera, Sr. Ruth Ann Madera & Fr. Philip Billotte

Post intensive: The purpose of the retreat is to assist the participants in entering into a more intimate silence in a nurturing, supportive environment that combines both solitude and community. The Post Intensive is a next step into a profound silence and stillness in order to facilitate a more intimate union with God.

Requirements for Making the Post-Intensive Retreat

Be regular practitioners of Centering Prayer
Have made a 5 day or longer Intensive Retreat prior to making the Post-Intensive Retreat

Intensive:  Bethany Retreat Center is providing an in-depth retreat for those with experience with Centering Prayer who wish to enter into a more profound level of spiritual practice. Gift of Life ~ Death & Dying, Life & Living continues and builds on the works of Fr. Thomas Keating over the past 30+ years. It offers a a vision of hope and a view of reality that counter the cultural norms that view death as a tragedy, or the end of living, or an entry into harsh judgment and retribution. Fr. Thomas sat with Fr. Carl Arico in an intimate conversation focused on the transformative process of death and dying as part of, rather than the end of, life’s journey.

Requirements for Making the Intensive Retreat

Contemplative Outreach, under whose auspices these retreats are given, suggest that those who participate in the intensive retreat be regular practitioners of Centering Prayer.


Massage Therapist available – not included in the cost.

Limited scholarships available

Arrival: 5pm & Supper at 6pm ~ Departure: 11am, Sunday

$490 for Private Room
Deposit: $150 non-refundable



June 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
June 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Nicole Fedder – Program Director
814-263-4855 between 9am and 4pm


Bethany Retreat Center
1031 Germania Rd
Frenchville,PA16836United States
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