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Key Contemplative Women Ancestors

October 29, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

$25 – $50

Join us in person at Canterbury’s beautiful settings:
$50 (includes lunch) or attend remotely via zoom for $25
A room at Canterbury for Friday night before the conference
is available for an additional $116 (includes breakfast)

From Mary, the mother of Jesus, the desert mothers of the early church, Amma Sarah, Amma Syncletica and Amma Theodora, the 13th century Beguines, Hadewijch, Mechthild and Porete to more contemporary contemplatives, Rickey will explore the inspiring lives and teachings of these heroic women, helping us reclaim our Christian mystical roots and become aware of this rich contemplative heritage which is a vital resource for today’s contemplative life.

As the presentation concludes, we will be invited to a dramatic presentation in costume of the twentieth century mystic Evelyn Underhill portrayed by Anna Cotton.

The retreat will provide time for several periods of Centering Prayer, silent reflection, rest between conferences, and an opportunity to enjoy the peaceful settings of Canterbury Retreat Center.

Facilitated by Rickey Cotton

Rickey Cotton, Ed.D., is a spiritual director and presenter of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina and on faculty for the Living Flame program of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. As a leader of workshops and retreats, he presents around the country on such topics as John of the Cross, The Desert Mothers and Fathers, Divine Therapy, and Meister Eckhart. Now Professor Emeritus, for over 30 years Rickey taught English and Religion at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.

Please see the link below to register.


October 29, 2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$25 – $50
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Contemplative Outreach of Central Florida/ Dan Wagner
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Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center
1601 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo,FL32765United States
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