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Forgiveness Prayer Weekend Retreat
April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - April 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Centering Prayer Retreat: Forgiveness Prayer
St. Joseph Retreat Center
850 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305
April 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Facilitated by Therese Saulnier
Arrival Friday 4:00 PM; Departure Sunday 2:00 PM
Overnight Retreatants: $250 Single Occupant; $200 Double Occupant
Three Day Commuter: $150 per person (A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due one week prior to retreat.)
To register or inquire about the retreat contact St. Joseph Retreat Center: www.daughtersofdivinecharity.org – firstname.lastname@example.org – 718.720.1097 or see the flyer below under "Additional information."
Therese Saulnier is a long-standing member of Contemplative Outreach. She has been praying Centering Prayer for over 30 years and praying the Forgiveness Prayer for over 25 years. Therese shares her experience that before she learned the Forgiveness Prayer she really did not know how to forgive. Therese will share the process of forgiveness and share a way to open to God’s healing presence and action in our search for forgiveness – the Forgiveness Prayer. There will also be Centering Prayer periods during the retreat.
What is the Forgiveness Prayer?
Come to the Forgiveness Prayer Workshop and explore the need for forgiveness and the nature of forgiveness. Come to learn the Forgiveness Prayer, a way to open to God’s healing presence and action when you are hurt, wounded or offended. The Forgiveness Prayer is a prayer in which we open to God’s grace to learn to forgive.
When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, he taught them the Lord’s Prayer. In this prayer Jesus teaches us that forgiveness is one of the essential conditions out of which all of our prayer must proceed if it is to be acceptable to God.
The command is clear: if you are a Christian, you must forgive. But there are two very powerful, often problematic questions involved with this imperative:
How do I forgive? What if I want to forgive but cannot?
Experience with Centering Prayer is suggested for participants.