In silence we find our home…

April 4-7, 2019

Contemplative Spirituality is an ancient Christian path of transformation, rooted in the wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, lived by the mystics over the ages. The Centering Prayer method opens and deepens our awareness of the Presence, Action and Grace of the Divine in our lives.

You are invited to a 3 day immersion into Contemplative Wisdom and Silence. All ways of Contemplative and meditative (silent)  prayer are welcome.

This retreat is facilitated by experienced retreat leaders Susan Kehoe and Mary Ellen Berry of Contemplative Outreach of Eastern Ontario.

Who would like this event?

Anyone wishing to deepen their experience of the Divine through the ancient practice of silent prayer.

Cost: $350 CDN

Deposit: $150  with registration. Balance due upon arrival.

Registration: Please contact The Galilee Centre,  by phone: 613-623-4242 or email:

For further information about the retreat or Contemplative Spirituality: Please contact Susan Kehoe or 613 725 9878


Thursday, April 4th
4:00-5:00pm – Registration

5:30pm – Supper with conversation

7:00-8:00pm – Welcome, Introductions…. Evening Prayer

Enter Great Silence

Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th  
7:30 am – Morning Prayer

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:30-10:30 am – Centering prayer (CP)

11:15 – Walking meditation – outside or canvas labyrinth inside

12 noon – Lunch

1:00-4:00 pm – Open time

The following are available:

Fr. Thomas Keating Teachings on DVD

Soul friending (spiritual Direction) appointments

Yoga, canvas labyrinth, Art table

4:00-5:00 pm – Centering prayer

5:30 pm – Supper

7:00-8:00 pm – Group Lectio Divina and CP

Sunday, April 7th
7:30 am – Morning Prayer

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:30 am – Eucharist (Anglican, all are welcome) – great silence ends

10:30 am – Refreshments

11:00 am – Final wrap up

Noon – Departure

‘Truth arises from the silence of being to the quiet tremendous presence of the Word.  Then, sinking again into the silence, the truth of words bears us down into the silence of God’. Thomas Merton