In Greater
Tampa Bay
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events in the Florida
AUGUST 17-19, 2018

Facilitated by Stephen and Christine Hoffman
One significant way that the gift of Centering Prayer has been taught and communicated is through
Introductory Workshops.  Over the years, this Introductory Workshop has continued to be shaped
and given personal guidance from Fr. Thomas Keating and administered through Contemplative
Outreach, Ltd.  Once a daily practice of Centering Prayer has become a part of one's daily life, going
through the formation process to become a Commissioned Presenter offers a way to deepen one's
personal practice and share it with others in a variety of settings.

Stephen and Christine Hoffman, Commissioned Presenters, are offering a local formation opportunity
under the mentorship of a member of Contemplative Outreach's service team. This formation process
has been shaped so that it is as accessible as possible, and provides an opportunity for one's
experience of God's love to be deepened. It is offered in a spirit of love and gratitude for all that has
been shared with us.

The Presenter Formation will be conducted in an atmosphere of prayer at Holy Name Monastery in
St Leo, Florida, in their recently completed retreat center.  It will begin on Friday, 17 August 2018 at
11:00 AM concluding no later than 3:30 PM on Sunday 19 August.   Space is limited so early
registration is strongly advised.  There will be a waiting list.

Complete details, including cost, available assistance, and application form can be
accessed here.

Contemplative Outreach plans to offer this training periodically.  Any questions should be directed to

“A Centering Prayer Weekend Silent Retreat”
October 26-28, 2018
At Holy Name Monastery
St Leo, Florida
(home of Benedictine Sisters of Florida)
  • Refreshing our “intention to consent to God’s presence and action within”
    through our practice of Centering Prayer.
  • Multiple times of Centering Prayer through the day.
  • Enjoy the hospitality of the Sisters through participation in their liturgy and
    shared meals.
  • Time for personal reflection and resting in God.
  • Hosted in their new, comfortable facilities.
  • The Retreat will begin with Registration at 3:30 pm Friday and conclude after
    Lunch on Sunday.
  • Cost for the Weekend includes 5 meals and 2 nights lodging: $180 for Private
    Room and $150 for Double Occupancy.
  • Space is limited so Early Registration is advised.
  • Please click here for application form