…a silent retreat with The Reverend Tom Ward.
In the Guidelines for the Centering Prayer Method Thomas Keating refers to “God’s presence and action within.”
In an essay on the Divine Indwelling, ed he describes this as the “fundamental theological principle of the spiritual journey.” In still another context, price he says that “the whole of the holy and blessed Trinity is within” every human being. The conference during this retreat will explore this reality in scripture, seek in the tradition, and in the practice of centering prayer – toward the end of deepening our relation to the triune living One who is present and active within us.
Our Retreat Leader
Reverend Ward has been an Episcopal priest for almost forty years, serving parishes in Mississippi and Tennessee; from 1994 through 2005, he was University Chaplain at Sewanee, the University of the Sough (the one university owned and operated by the Episcopal Church in the United States). Tom now focuses on the contemplative dimension of the Gospel, teaching centering prayer and leading retreats. He has a special interest in fostering this practice in local congregations. For the past twenty-?five years Tom has worked closely with Thomas Keating and Contemplative Outreach.
Cost of the Retreat: $385.00, (deposit of $185 due by January 1st, 2015)
Arrival: 4 pm on Thursday February 26th, 2015
Concludes: 12:00 noon on Sunday March 1st, 2015
Includes: 3 nights lodging, our retreat leader, spiritual direction
and all meals from Thursday Supper to a Sunday breakfast and mid-morning
The cost of the retreat is strictly based on our overhead, however, there may be
some possibility of a scholarship, if the cost is out of range. Please contact us if this is a
Things to note:
†Remember to bring:
- all personal items that will make you stay comfortable
- dress in layers
- bring some warm clothes and boots for walking outside
† All bedding is provided.
† It is understood that attendees of the retreat are engaged in a regular practice of contemplative prayer. If this is new to you, please let us know and we can arrange for some instruction or a little refresher.
† We would ask that you please plan on attending the entire weekend, including the final closing.
† This retreat is silent, and we invite you to please respect the desire of the community to be alone with God – together. There will be opportunities throughout the retreat to speak to a retreat leader for spiritual direction or if you just need to let it out!
To register: please print the registration form and mail your registration or use the contact form below.
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