Welcoming Forgiveness Centering Prayer Retreat
An Extended Centering Prayer Retreat at Bethany
Facilitator: Mary Dwyer
May 15-21, 2022
This week long retreat will explore the dance between The Welcoming Prayer and The Forgiveness Prayer. There will be extended periods of Centering Prayer, Silence and Solitude.
Prior Centering Prayer experience is strongly recommended.
The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day – “consent-on-the-go.”
The Forgiveness Prayer is a way to open to God’s healing presence and action when you are hurt, wounded or offended. The Forgiveness Prayer is a prayer which God uses to teach us to forgive.
Mary received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in economics and spent some time as a banker and college administrator. After a few years at Chrysalis House, she went back to school and became a licensed clinical social worker and practiced this vocation for the next 15 years, all while maintaining her commitment to the contemplative life. In 2008 she met her beloved Juan through the Living Flame program. She moved to Miami, FL in 2009 and they married. Juan recently retired and they moved back to Erie, PA in July, 2018. Mary is currently in private practice as an LCSW in the Erie area devoting her time between that profession, serving on multiple boards & committees and giving retreats & workshops.
Offering: $749.00 (Cost includes accommodations, all meals & retreat)
Arrival: 3:00-5:00 pm on Sunday
Departure: 12:00 pm on Saturday
For more information call 814-263-4855 or email email@example.com
To register go to www.bethanyretreatcenter.org
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10