8 day Intensive-Post Intensive Retreat

Save the date – April 21-28, 2018

October 8-14, 2016 – St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE

(This is a dual track retreat.)
Questions? Send email Cathy Christiansen at centering@nebraskacontemplativeoutreach.org


Intensive Retreat

•The Intensive Retreat provides an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in an atmosphere of silence and community support.
•Prerequisites:  Have a regular practice of centering prayer.  Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience is desirable but not required.
•What to Expect:  Periods of Centering Prayer 3 times daily, daily Eucharist with the Monks at the Monastery (optional), group Lectio Divina, meals in silence, a silent retreat day, soul-friending, CD’s or DVD’s for spiritual enrichment, and ample free time for reflection and walking around the contemplative grounds of St. Benedict Center.

Post Intensive Retreat

•Post intensive retreats are for those who have cultivated a taste for silence and are looking for increased periods of Centering Prayer, silence (Grand Silence), and solitude while on retreat.
•Prerequisites:  Prior Centering Prayer Retreat experience is required.
•What to expect:  Grand Silence [no eye contact] is observed for a good portion of this retreat, periods of Centering Prayer 3 times daily, group Lectio Divina, daily Eucharist with the Monks at the Monastery (optional), additional scheduled times for Centering Prayer or Lectio Divina in private, a “Desert Day/Hermit Day”, and ample free time for reflection and walking around the contemplative grounds of St. Benedict Center.