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Registration Open for Contemplating Christ Retreat with Fr. Vincent Pizzuto

Contemplating Christ Retreat with Fr. Vincent Pizzuto

April 19-21, 2024, Friday-Sunday
Check in 8:00 to 9:00 am on Friday – Check out 11:00 am on Sunday.
Canterbury Conference Center
1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765

In this retreat, Father Pizzuto will explore what it means to Contemplate Christ not only in all people but in all things. Through conversations, group discussions and other activities, we will be looking at how the Incarnation has made mystics of us all and address this fundamental question: What if we read the Gospel as if that were true?
The retreat will include several periods of Centering Prayer and periods of silence allowing time to enjoy the peace and beauty of the grounds of the
Canterbury Retreat Center.
“The contemplative life is not a luxury or a quaint pastime, but a matter of grave spiritual, social, and now even planetary urgency. “The prayer of silence that confronts the tyranny of the false self and opens us to the transforming power of the Spirit is a moral imperative.”

Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D. is a Professor of New Testament and Christian Mysticism at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco. He has presented internationally on a wide range of theological issues facing the world today and works for the advancement of contemplative Christianity through his many workshops and retreats.  As an Episcopal priest he serves as Vicar of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church and Retreat House in Inverness, California where he has established a vibrant contemplative community. Fr. Pizzuto’s unique combination of scholarship and pastoral charism has since gathered a global audience on the ‘Thomas Keating Meditation Chapel’ in which he leads weekly teachings and meditation on his most recent book, Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life. In its pages, Fr. Pizzuto seeks to bring his readers into a lived realization of their “deification”– that the Incarnation has made mystics of us all.


Contemplating Christ – April 19-21, 2024

Registration options and fees:                       

  • $292 per person for shared rooms (2 per room).
  • $357 for private rooms (limited availability).
  • $167 commuter rate (includes meals).
  • $ 82 for Zoom attendance.
  • In-Person Space is limited.  Please register early.
  • Fr. Pizzuto’s book, “Contemplating Christ” is included free with paid registration and will be available for pickup at the retreat.  Zoom participants will receive the Kindle version.

Payment options:

Alice Logan, 505 Green Briar Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

              Information at to see if your bank participates.

For Scholarship assistance, please, contact Dan Wagner at [email protected].

Download/Print Flyer/Mail-in Registration Form Fr. Vincent Pizzuto Retreat April 19-21, 2024

Online Registration is open.  After submitting your online form, you should receive an email confirmation within 24 hours.

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Paid registration includes a free copy of Fr. Pizzuto's book, "Contemplating Christ" which will be available at Canterbury Retreat Center. Zoom registrants will receive the choice of either the softback print version or the Kindle version.
Some of our lodging rooms are located on the second floor. If you are unable to climb steps, please indicate that above.
Make a check payable to COCFL and mail it along with the downloaded registration from to Alice V. Logan, 505 Green Briar Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.
If you use on-line banking, Zelle is a secure way to send funds from your bank to COCFL's bank. To make payment via Zelle log on to your bank's on-line banking site and go to the transfers and payments section. Look for the Zelle tab. If you are not sure your bank offers Zelle, check here: Funds are transferred from your bank directly to COCFL without cost to you or COCFL.
For those of you who use your bank to send checks: Complete the online registration form and ask your bank to send a check payable to COCFL to Alice V. Logan, 505 Green Briar Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

Scholarship assistance is available for the retreat, contact Dan Wagner, [email protected].