Bethany Retreat Center

5 Day Centering Prayer Retreat

5 Day Centering Prayer Retreat

“The spiritual journey does not require going anywhere because God is already with us and in us.” -Thomas Keating

 Facilitator: Sr. Ruth Ann Madera

August 13 to 18, 2023


Rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition, the goal of this form of Christian prayer is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer.

This 5 Day Retreat will be an in-depth retreat for those experienced in Centering Prayer.  The retreat will facilitate entrance into a more profound level of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude, and community with an opportunity to spend extended time in deep silence in community to encourage a more intimate union with God.  An existing Centering Prayer practice is a prerequisite for attending this retreat. We will be using the series by Thomas Keating, GOD is LOVEThe Heart of all Creation.

**You must be practicing Centering Prayer prior to registration. New to Centering Prayer? Check out our Introduction to Centering Prayer Retreat


Sr. Ruth Ann is a Spiritual Director and Retreat Director.  She provides spiritual direction on an ongoing basis as well as spiritual companioning/direction during retreats at Bethany Retreat Center.  Sr. Ruth Ann has her degree in Religious Studies from St. Francis University. She is also a graduate of Shalem’s Spiritual Guidance Program. 




Offering:  $650.00 (4 nights, including lodging, meals and retreat deposit)

Deposit: $150.00

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