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Pathway to Peace: 12-Step Centering Prayer Retreat - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED (program is full)

Aug 9 5:00pm - Aug 11 11:00am   |   retreat

Rev. Paul Witmer

Join us for a time to explore Centering Prayer as an integral part of your 12-step recovery program. Prior knowledge of Centering Prayer or other silent meditation practice is desirable, but not required. This retreat is 12-step supported and will include at least one (open) 12-step meeting.

Set among 200 acres of restored prairie, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is a lovely setting for spiritual renewal, quiet reflection and time away.

Fee $125 includes room and meals  To register click link above or call 563-336-8414

Click here for more about Contemplative Outreach of Central Iowa. 

For more information contact Rev. Witmer:  [email protected]  515-240-1653



3-5:30 pm     Arrival and check-in

5:30              Delicious supper provided

6:30              Welcome and orientation in centering prayer room, brief introduction to centering prayer and the weekend's them

8:00               Centering Prayer (30 minutes)

8:30               Conference I: Setting the Theme "Accepting Hardships as the Pathway to Peace"

9:00               Silence Begins


7:30 am          Centering Prayer (30 minutes)

8:15                Breakfast (silence)

9:00                Centering Prayer (30 minutes)

9:30                Conference II: "The Welcoming Prayer" Letting Go

11:00               Centering Prayer (30 minutes)

12:00 pm         Lunch (silence)

1:00                 Centering Prayer (30 Minutes)

1:30                 Conference III: "The Welcoming Prayer, Part II"

2:30                 Centering Prayer (30 minutes)

3:00                 Free Time

4:00                 Optional Centering Prayer ( 2 x 20 minutes with contemplative walk)

5:30                 Dinner (with talking)

7:30                 Optional 12-step Meeting (1 hour)


7:00 am           Centering Prayer (2 x 30 with contemplative walk)

8:15                  Breakfast

9:30                  Conference IV: Sharing Instights and Discoveries

10:30                Closing Ritual and Centering Prayer (20 minutes)

11:00                 Depart