Exploring the Foundational Truth of Our Oneness
with Fr. Bill Sheehan
October 12, 2019
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30
St. Catherine of Siena Church
1955 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL

Continental breakfast will be served.  Bring a bag lunch!
To register, contact Tony Merger
ptpudger@tampabay.rr.com
A $25 donation is requested.
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Upcoming Events in Greater Tampa Bay
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A Retreat Day of Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer
with Julie Saad
from Contemplative Outreach of Colorado
November 16, 2019
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30
Resurrection Church
1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor, FL

Continental breakfast will be served.  Bring a bag lunch!
To register, contact Tony Merger
ptpudger@tampabay.rr.com
A $25 donation is requested.
  • Our theme is “Heartfulness: opening ourselves to God through Centering Prayer”
    (Interviews with Father Thomas Keating).
  • Multiple times of Centering Prayer through the day.
  • Enjoy the hospitality of the Sisters through participation in their liturgy and shared
    meals.
  • Time to listen with “the ears of our heart” and rest in God.
  • Hosted in their new, comfortable facilities.
  • Cost for the Weekend includes 6 meals and 2 nights lodging: $180 for Private Room and
    $150 for Double Occupancy.
  • Space is limited so Early Registration is advised.
  • To register and for more information, click here
A Centering Prayer Weekend Silent Retreat
October 25-27, 2019
Registration Begins at 3:30 Friday
Retreat Concludes after Lunch on Sunday
At Holy Name Monastery
St Leo, Florida
(home of Benedictine Sisters of Florida)
On this day of retreat, Julie will help us experience the steps of Lectio Divina, the traditional
form of praying the scriptures, allowing the silence of the Holy Spirit to bring us to a deeper
level of understanding.  Periods of Centering Prayer will be included.

About Julie Saad:  Julie has been involved with Contemplative Outreach for over 25 years and is a
commissioned presenter in Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina and the Welcoming Prayer. She is the
coordinator of the Contemplative Living Experience program in Denver, a program modeled after
the Nine-Month Course. She completed the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program in 2008, a
two-year training program in spiritual direction offered by Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado
Springs. Julie currently serves on the Governing Board of Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

About Lectio Divina:  Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer are two distinct prayer forms. Lectio Divina is a reading,
reflecting, responding and resting in the word of God that helps one grow in relationship with God.  Centering
Prayer is a method of prayer in which we consent to rest in God’s presence. It is a prayer that moves us beyond
conversation with Christ to communion with Him. It prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation.  

Lectio Divina is a gift to Centering Prayer. As our relationship with God deepens we will be renewed in our
intention to rest with God in Centering Prayer.  

Centering Prayer is a gift to Lectio Divina as it frees us from obstacles to hear the word of God on a much deeper
level.
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Presenter Formation Training
facilitated by
Rev. Stephen Hoffman and Dr. Christine Hoffman
January 10-12, 2020
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday
Concluding at or before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday
Holy Name Monastery
St. Leo, FL.
The vision statement of Contemplative Outreach states “we embrace the process of
transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering
Prayer”. The Presenter Formation for Centering Prayer is now a Chapter sponsored event in
service of this vision by preparing future presenters of the Centering Prayer Introductory
Program.

For more information, including prerequisites, costs, facilities, etc.,
and to apply to become a Presenter of Centering Prayer Introductory
Workshops, click here.