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Centering Prayer Group Practice

Greg Johnson & Herb Kaighan

Centering Prayer is a practice to foster our relationship with God. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion and union with God. It prepares us for the gift of contemplation. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer or meditation; rather it casts new light and depth of meaning on all of the various ways we open ourselves to new levels of consciousness. Gather with us to practice. ALL are welcome to join in this experience. Greg Johnson is a lay contemplative and computer scientist by profession. He has been active in contemplative practice for over 30 years. Herb Kaighan is a retired professional who has been on a spiritual path since his youth. He leads workshops & retreats and is a trained spiritual director. He has authored 4 books on spiritual awakening & meditation.

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Grateful Gatherings

Valeria Chow

The Power of Living Gratefully ~ Experience, deepen, and share the power of living gratefully. Bring gratitude to life… We hold grateful living as an engaged mindfulness practice, grounded in both wisdom and science, which supports our ability to see the wonder and opportunity in every moment, and motivates us to act boldly with love, generosity, and respect towards one another, ourselves, and the Earth. Our Grateful Gatherings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month in 2024. Gatherings will be in person at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center (check kiosk upon arrival for meeting room) and by Zoom.

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Centering Prayer Group Practice

Greg Johnson & Herb Kaighan

Centering Prayer is a practice to foster our relationship with God. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion and union with God. It prepares us for the gift of contemplation. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer or meditation; rather it casts new light and depth of meaning on all of the various ways we open ourselves to new levels of consciousness. Gather with us to practice. ALL are welcome to join in this experience. Greg Johnson is a lay contemplative and computer scientist by profession. He has been active in contemplative practice for over 30 years. Herb Kaighan is a retired professional who has been on a spiritual path since his youth. He leads workshops & retreats and is a trained spiritual director. He has authored 4 books on spiritual awakening & meditation.

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Emotional Sobriety: Dealing with Disturbance – Step 10

Allen Berger, PhD & Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Optimal RECOVERY ~ Optimal LIVING: Dr. Berger and Herb K. continue to explore the core components of emotional sobriety. They will help you: Become more aware of your emotional dependency and how it automatically and unconsciously impacts your life and influences your behavior; How to break free from the shackles of this dependency, especially through Step 10; Develop a PRACTICE of emotional sobriety which will increase your ability and confidence to cope with reality as it is rather than how you expect it to be or think it should be, especially applying Steps 11 & 12.

$75
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Centering Prayer Group Practice

Greg Johnson & Herb Kaighan

Centering Prayer is a practice to foster our relationship with God. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion and union with God. It prepares us for the gift of contemplation. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer or meditation; rather it casts new light and depth of meaning on all of the various ways we open ourselves to new levels of consciousness. Gather with us to practice. ALL are welcome to join in this experience. Greg Johnson is a lay contemplative and computer scientist by profession. He has been active in contemplative practice for over 30 years. Herb Kaighan is a retired professional who has been on a spiritual path since his youth. He leads workshops & retreats and is a trained spiritual director. He has authored 4 books on spiritual awakening & meditation.

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The Gift of Enough

Rev. Terry Hershey

Join Terry Hershey as he invites us to remember, accept, and appreciate the gift of “enough”. There is power in the word, enough – when just our presence in the moment can be a gift to ourselves and others. Then we can recognize and celebrate the sacrament of the present moment, knowing that the ordinary can be the hiding place for the holy. We carry the capacity to honor the present into every encounter and relationship, meaning that we honor the dignity that is reflected by God’s goodness and grace. Every encounter, every relationship, is a place to include, invite mercy, encourage, receive, heal, reconcile, repair, say thank you, pray, celebrate, refuel, and restore. We all need a time and a place that allows us—gives us permission—to pause and embrace the gift of enough, befriend our own heart, and be at home in our own skin. Terry invites us to gather and reflect on the ”enough” in our own lives, let our own light brighten the world a bit & make a difference.

$195.00 – $450.00

8 Day Silent, Guided, Directed Retreat

Susan Ballotti; Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ; Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD

The theme of this year's retreat is "God’s Tender Touch through Prayer".  This traditional, silent retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It provides time for spiritual reflection, solitude & prayer, inviting retreatants to be attentive to the inner movements of the Holy Spirit. Prayer focuses on scripture and one’s personal faith journey. Our schedule includes a Scripture-based conference each morning, individual direction (a daily meeting with a spiritual director), celebration of daily Eucharist, and an optional evening activity: Labyrinth walk, Video Reconciliation service, and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. It is suggested that participants bring a journal.

$1200

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Grateful Gatherings

Valeria Chow

The Power of Living Gratefully ~ Experience, deepen, and share the power of living gratefully. Bring gratitude to life… We hold grateful living as an engaged mindfulness practice, grounded in both wisdom and science, which supports our ability to see the wonder and opportunity in every moment, and motivates us to act boldly with love, generosity, and respect towards one another, ourselves, and the Earth. Our Grateful Gatherings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month in 2024. Gatherings will be in person at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center (check kiosk upon arrival for meeting room) and by Zoom.

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Centering Prayer Group Practice

Greg Johnson & Herb Kaighan

Centering Prayer is a practice to foster our relationship with God. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion and union with God. It prepares us for the gift of contemplation. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer or meditation; rather it casts new light and depth of meaning on all of the various ways we open ourselves to new levels of consciousness. Gather with us to practice. ALL are welcome to join in this experience. Greg Johnson is a lay contemplative and computer scientist by profession. He has been active in contemplative practice for over 30 years. Herb Kaighan is a retired professional who has been on a spiritual path since his youth. He leads workshops & retreats and is a trained spiritual director. He has authored 4 books on spiritual awakening & meditation.

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Centering Prayer Group Practice

Greg Johnson & Herb Kaighan

Centering Prayer is a practice to foster our relationship with God. It is a movement beyond conversation to communion and union with God. It prepares us for the gift of contemplation. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer or meditation; rather it casts new light and depth of meaning on all of the various ways we open ourselves to new levels of consciousness. Gather with us to practice. ALL are welcome to join in this experience. Greg Johnson is a lay contemplative and computer scientist by profession. He has been active in contemplative practice for over 30 years. Herb Kaighan is a retired professional who has been on a spiritual path since his youth. He leads workshops & retreats and is a trained spiritual director. He has authored 4 books on spiritual awakening & meditation.

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