Centering Prayer Alabama – 2016 – 2017 Calendar

Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Alabama

 

 Centering Prayer Event Calendar
2016

Oct 8. Introduction to Centering Prayer. Birmingham. St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 7340 Cahaba Valley Road 35242. 9-2:30.  This workshop is designed for those new to centering prayer. Contact Louise Meredith centeringprayeralabama@gmail.com or register by check to Contemplative Outreach Birmingham (COB) 3416 River Tree Lane Birmingham, AL 35223. $30. includes lunch. Please designate meat or veggie sandwich. Include phone and email information.                                                                                                                                                      

Oct 26-30. Georgia Contemplative Outreach Chapter Annual Intensive/Post Intensive Monastery of the Holy Spirit Conyers, GA Call Vernon and Mary Joyce Dixon: 706-896-8275 or vandmjdixon@windstream.net

Nov 11-13. Welcoming Prayer Intensive Retreat  “Consent on the Go”
Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center Cullman, AL retreats@shmon.org                                Presenter is Sue Miller.  Lora Arnold, Contemplative Outreach staff. To register call 256/734-8302 or retreats@shmon.org  See more on Retreats page.

2017                                                                                                                                                                                       Jan 13-15. Introduction to Centering Prayer Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.  Centering Prayer is a form of Christian Prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition. Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through silence and stillness. This retreat is for those seeking to learn this practice of prayer for the first time or for those who want to renew or strengthen their practice during this weekend of silence and reflection. The Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Chapter presenters are Sr. Mary McGehee, OSB, the Rev. Katy Smith and Joe Mahar. Joe will present an afternoon conference on Centering Prayer as the 11th Step for those attending any 12-Step Programs.  To register call 256/734-8302 or retreats@shmon.orgTo register call 256/734-8302 or retreats@shmon.org

Jan 21, 2017 Birmingham: Introduction to Centering Prayer. Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Hoover. COB Presenters: Sr. Mary McGehee, OSB and Stewart Michelini. Contact Louise Meredith centeringprayeralabama@gmail.com or register by check to Contemplative Outreach Birmingham (COB) 3416 River Tree Lane Birmingham, AL 35223. $30. includes lunch. Please designate meat or veggie sandwich. Include phone and email information.

March 18-24th Annual Conference-Birmingham St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 3775 Overton Road 35223 9:00-4:00.  Thomas Merton’s Desert Spirituality.            Bonnie Thurston, Presenter. See more on Annual Conference page

March 24-26 Desert Spirituality: Dry Seasons in the Christian Journey.  Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Cullman, AL.  Retreat with presenter Bonnie Thurston, who leads our annual conference the preceding weekend in Birmingham. She will continue the conversation on the metaphor of the desert in the Christian journey. Dr. Thurston is a New Testament scholar,  and ordained minister. She has written or edited nineteen theological books and many articles. Register by check in the amount of $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055. Total cost: $245. See conference information on Dr. Thurston.

May 23-26, 2017- 8 Day Intensive / Post Intensive Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.  Fr. Bill Sheehan, Director. Co-Director: the Rev. Katy Smith.  Contact for registration, the Rev. Katy Smith 205/328-7820 or smithdoc20@gmail.com. Total cost $750. Fee includes event, lodging and meals. $100.00 non-refundable deposit required. Deadline for registration is May 1, 2017.