Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat, June 17-23, 2016
The retreat is full. We are now taking registrations and deposits for the waiting list.


Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center,
1300 US Highway #1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

To deepen your understanding of the spiritual and psychological foundations
of Centering Prayer the following two retreats will be offered:

7-Day Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat – Provides an opportunity to immerse participants in the practice of Centering Prayer. The daily schedule includes three hours of Centering Prayer, viewing parts of the “Spiritual Journey” Videotape Series by Fr. Thomas Keating and celebration of the Eucharist. Silence is an integral part of this retreat.
Prerequisite: A practice of Centering Prayer for three to six months.

7-Day Post Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat – Provides an opportunity for the participants to totally focus on prayer, silence and solitude. The daily schedule includes additional Centering Prayer sessions (in place of videotape viewing), group and private Lectio Divina, silence and solitude in community and celebration of the Eucharist.
Prerequisite: Previous attendance at a 7-day, 8-day or 10-day Intensive Retreat.

Fr. Bill Sheenan, OMI, a priest of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is an experienced retreat master and a much-loved presenter of Contemplative Outreach programs. He participated in the original Lama Retreat from which the Centering Prayer movement arose and is claimed by South Florida as being the father of our local Centering Prayer movement.

Basha Perez is the former Coordinator for Contemplative Outreach Central Florida. She is a Certified Presenter of the Centering Prayer and Lectio Divinia Introductory Workshops, has served on the 9-Month Contemplative Living Course Team and numerous Intensive Retreat Teams.

Barbara Rietburg has been a CP practitioner since 1985. She earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Barry University and subsequently taught theology at the Miami seminary. She is experienced in giving Introductory workshops as well as Welcoming and Forgiveness workshops.

Details: Registration is 4-6 pm Friday, June 17. The retreat concludes at 12pm, Thursday, June 23. Rooms are single-private with a shared bathroom between two.

Total cost: $560. Please send in Registration Form below with a $100.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve your room.
Next payment of $230 is due April 22 and final payment of $230 is due May 20

Make check payable to: Contemplative Outreach of Miami
Send to: Basha Perez, 134 Wisteria Drive, Longwood, FL 32779-4937
For more information call: Basha Perez at 407-869-0781 or e-mail Alice Logan at

Download and/or Print Registration Form Here: 2016_June-7-Day_Intensive_Retreat