Centering Prayer Alabama – 2016 – 2017 Calendar

Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Alabama


2016 Centering Prayer Event Calendar

January 23 Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop Birmingham Independent Presbyterian Church (see one-day workshop page)

January 30, 2016-Huntsville, AL
Welcoming Prayer Introductory Workshop “Consent on the Go”
9:00am – 3:00pm
Church of the Nativity
208 Eustis Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
See more on One-day Workshop page

February 5-7, 2016 – Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat. Directed by Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Chapter. Directors: Maggie Little and Linda Lou Hardison. Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL. To register call 256/734-8302 or

March 5, 2016 – Annual Conference Saturday 9AM-3:30PM
Contemplative Outreach Birmingham 23nd Annual Conference
Location: Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Huntsville, AL

Speaker: Phileena Heuertz, Founder of The Gravity Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Join Phileena Heuertz for this one day annual conference. Participants will be guided by Phileena to deepen their appreciation for the value of contemplative practice. Phileena will share how wisdom is gained through silence, solitude, simplicity and service. The conference combines Centering Prayer practice, lecture, discussion and Q and R.

Phileena and her husband, Chris began their journey of service in the slums of Southeast Asia, South America and Africa. Phileena and Chris discovered that the contemplative practice is essential to grounding spirituality in the face of serving others. They serve on the governing board of the Center for Action and Contemplation, founded by Richard Rohr. Richard is a founding board member of The Gravity Center See See more and registration form on Conference page.

May 17-24, 2016- 8 Day Intensive / Post Intensive Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL. Facilitator is Fr. Bill Fickel, S.S.S. Co-facilitators are: the Rev. Katy Smith and Minta McDavid, Contemplative Outreach Birmingham leadership team members. Contact Co-facilitator, the Rev. Katy Smith 205/328-7820 or Total cost $750. Fee includes event, lodging and meals. $100.00 non-refundable deposit required. Deadline for registration is May 1, 2016. To register, contact the Rev. Katy Smith.

Sept 2-4, 2016 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 Patti Bohenhamer and Diana Tschache. To register call 256/734-8302 or retreats@shmon.orgTo register call 256/734-8302 or

November 11-13, 2016
Intensive Centering Prayer Contemplative Retreat-The Welcoming Prayer. Director is Sue Miller and co-director Maggie Little.
To register call 256/734-8302 or  See more on Retreats page.


March 18-Annual Conference-Birmingham