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Centering Prayer: Lectio Divina and the Four Senses of Scripture

December 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - December 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm


This Praying Holy Scripture retreat offers Centering Prayer periods plus presentations based upon Fr. Thomas Keating’s teachings on the deepening levels of faith: the Four Senses of Scripture – literal, allegorical, behavioral/moral, and unitive senses. The presentations teach a contemplative way of listening to and reading Scripture known as the ancient monastic practice of Lectio Divina. During the retreat, one will experience the interplay of the silence of Centering Prayer and Praying Holy Scripture combined with the rhythm of this Episcopal Benedictine monastic community’s worship and prayer life including Holy Eucharist. This contemplative retreat welcomes those comfortable with silence and yearning to learn this ancient way of praying rather than studying Holy Scripture.

Tuesday Check-in is from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Vespers begins at 5:00. Dinner then follows. Orientation begins at 6:45. The retreat concludes with noon meal Friday. Suggested donation for the retreat is $385. The retreat fee includes a single room and all meals. Shared single occupancy bathrooms in the hallways. The Guest House requires all guests to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Register with our Guesthouse Manager, Donna Mallory at 845-384-6660 ext 1 or at guesthouse@hcmnet.org. If you have questions about the content of the retreat please contact the retreat leader: Leslee Terpay at co-leslee@comcast.net.

To find out more about Holy Cross Monastery, visit their website at: www.holycrossmonastery.com


December 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
December 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
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Leslee Anne Terpay


Holy Cross Monastery – New York
1615 Route 9W
West Park,NY12493United States
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