Suggested Donation
  • Intro to Centering - Single – $325.00
  • Intro to Centering - Shared – $600.00

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 22 - Sunday, September 24, 2023
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

Tiffany McWilliams

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Introduction to Centering Prayer

With Donna Kreiensieck

September 22 - 24, 2023

St. Benedict frequently unites silence and prayer in the work of seeking God. Centering prayer is one of several prayer practices that flow out of Benedictine Life. Thomas Merton describes centering prayer as “a ‘return to the heart,’ finding one’s deepest center, awakening the profound depths of our being in the presence of God.” The goal is to be present to the Lord and aware of the divine action within you.

This introductory retreat will provide the background and fundamentals of Centering Prayer and teach how to develop a continuing practice.