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Into the Minds of the Mystics


In this one-day retreat, Father Meninger takes us into the hearts and souls of the great mystics, each of whom has his or her own way on a journey we all have in common, a journey to union with God. This journey is the journey of contemplation, the essence of which is love itself. With his gentle persuasion and contagious humor Fr. Meninger shares stories from many spiritual traditions, which illustrate that as one draws closer to God, one finds love for the entire world. Love shares itself. Each story offers us hope that a life of faith and prayer can expand our experience and understanding of our own divinity, and the divinity of ALL.

Our retreat will include two periods of Centering Prayer and an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Saint Barnabas campus, gardens, and labyrinth.



Father William Meninger, a Cistercian monk at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, is a beloved retreat director, author, teacher, and spiritual guide. One of the founders of the Centering Prayer movement together with Thomas Keating and Basil Pennington, he has been teaching centering prayer since 1974. Father Meninger is the author of many books and CDs including The Loving Search for God: Contemplative Prayer and The Cloud of Unknowing, The Process of Forgiveness, and Julian of Norwich: A Mystic for Today.



Registration is now closed.  For questions please contact our Retreat Coordinator, Pat Waugh: 602-989-1048 or