Pathway to Peace: 12-Step Centering Prayer Retreat - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED (program is full)
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
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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)
9:30 Conference IV: Sharing Instights and Discoveries
10:30 Closing Ritual and Centering Prayer (20 minutes)