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COCFL Silent Week-End Retreat with Shawn Kafader, December 1-3

Contemplative Outreach of Central Florida – ANNUAL RETREAT

The PROCESS of HUMILITY and Centering Prayer
Silent Week-End Retreat
with Shawn Kafader

December 1-3, 2017
Canterbury Retreat Center
1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, Florida

Recommendation from Susan Komis:  October 31, 2017

I am pleased to know that Central Florida is hosting Shawn Kafader to present a weekend retreat.  Shawn is a wonderful presenter.  It is a gift for a presenter to have knowledge of the contemplative dimension.  It is quite another gift for a presenter to have an understanding and personal experience of contemplative spirituality.  Shawn Kafader has both!

In Shawn’s presentation entitled “Centering Prayer and Humility,” he offers insight into the “essence” of Humility within the context of a practice of Centering Prayer.   He adds depth to his presentation by incorporating ritual that lends to the retreat experience.  I have co-presented with Shawn on several occasions.  You won’t want to miss this retreat weekend with Shawn Kafader…..  Susan Komis



Rev. Dr. Shawn Kafader:
The Rev. Dr. Shawn Kafader resides in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago.  He has practiced Centering Prayer for over 25 years, facilitates a Centering Prayer group and has served Contemplative Outreach on the local chapter and national level.  Shawn is an ordained non-denominational minister, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and ministers as Chaplain and Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Friendship Village of Schaumburg, IL. Shawn is a nationally recognized speaker, offering contemplative retreats and workshops on numerous topics.  He is married and father of two adult children.

The Process of Humility and Centering Prayer
Everyone admires the quality of humility in others while hoping to foster humility in their own lives.  Join presenter Shawn Kafader as we explore together the contemplative dimension of the Process of Humility as presented in St. Benedict’s Ladder of Humility, exploring how the daily practice of Centering Prayer deepens this quality over our contemplative spiritual journey.  This retreat will include four conferences; Our Humble and Un-Humble Selves,” ”Our Authentic Search for God,” “Our Attentiveness and Obedience to God” and “Our Life-Long Response to God’s Presence.”  Conferences will lead into personal retreat reflection and time to work with the material presented.  Centering Prayer sessions will be offered throughout the weekend with Saturday completely immersed in the gift of a silent retreat.

This retreat is for anyone who is open to the gift of silence and Centering Prayer.


Retreat information:

Registration will be from 4:30 to 5:30 pm Friday, December 1st.  Dinner at 6:00 pm.

The retreat concludes at 11:00 am Sunday.

Rooms are shared (two to a room) with private bath.

A few private rooms are available (on a first come first serve basis).

Total cost:  $235 for shared rooms, $290 for private rooms.

We are also offering a commuter rate of $120. These rates include all meals.

Scholarships are available in case of need. Please have your facilitator contact Nestor at (407) 415 7161.

Download/Print Registration form: Registration Form COCFL Retreat December 1-3, 2017


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