Suggested Donation
  • Intro to Centering - 1 person – $350.00
  • Intro to Centering - 2 people – $620.00
  • Intro to Centering - Commuter – $155.00

The suggested donation is the minimal amount needed to help us meet expenses. Those blessed with more may wish to contribute more and those who have less may give less.

Date & Time Details:
Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22, 2024
Arrive between 1:30 - 5:00 pm.
Supper is served at 5:30 pm.
The first session begins at 7:00 pm.
The final session will conclude before 11:30 am.
Depart at 1:00 pm after midday dinner.

Location: Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude

Address: 465 Keuterville Rd.Cottonwood, ID 83522

Contact: Tiffany McWilliams

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Introduction to Centering Prayer

With Donna Kreiensieck and Marti Taylor

September 20 - 22, 2024

This weekend Centering Prayer retreat provides an introduction to the practice of Centering Prayer.  This retreat will provide the background and fundamentals of Centering Prayer and teach how to develop a continuing practice. During the retreat, one is held in prayer by the sisters of St. Gertrude’s Benedictine community located on the Camas Prairie in Central Idaho.  The Spirit Center offers a quiet setting to support your retreat; including private rooms with baths, meals, daily prayer with the sisters and/or Eucharist, hiking trails, museum and gift shop.

“As silence deepens, it transforms into Divine Presence in contemplative prayer.  This pervasive presence invites us to accept the embrace of Divine Love and the realization of how much God loves us.”  — Father Thomas Keating



Donna Kreiensieck and Marti Taylor
Presenters Donna Kreiensieck and Marti Taylor are both Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenters. Donna has 20 years of experience offering Centering Prayer retreats and has practiced Centering Prayer for 30 years. Marti was commissioned in 2019 and has practiced Centering Prayer for 15 years.  She is also a certified spiritual director.
Learn more about Donna Kreiensieck and Marti Taylor