A retreat for Newcomers to the Practice of centering prayer
May 9-12 | Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ
“Silence is not the absence of noise but the absence of resistance to God.”
Fr. Thomas Keating
The purpose of this retreat facilitated by Liza Bell is to assist the participants in exploring and developing a greater understanding of the benefits, and nuances of the practice of centering prayer. The first day offers an in-depth look at the practice itself, utilizing the Quiet Day teachings of Ft. Jim Clark. The remaining days involve the experiential nature of group silence which facilitates a gentle interior silence, opening our hearts to God’s divine therapy.
As Fr Thomas Keating so eloquently states…
”Interior silence is one of the most strengthening and affirming of human experiences. There is nothing more affirming, in fact, than the experience of God’s presence. That revelation says as nothing else can, “You are a good person. I created you and I love you.” Divine love brings us into being in the fullest sense of the word. It heals the negative feelings we have about ourselves.”
Prepare to be ‘loved on’ by the beauty of it all.
Please note: This retreat also welcomes those who have had a practice of silence, but feel the need for a ‘refresher’.
To register contact Debbie Moore (508) 942-8953 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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