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Revised Schedule for Weekend Retreat with Fr. Martin Laird, OSA

Note: Because of the passing of Fr. Thomas Keating this week, the schedule has been revised to remember Fr. Thomas and his enormous contribution to the Centering Prayer movement.


Light Sitting in Light: A Contemplative Prayer Retreat

In Honor of Father Thomas Keating


November 2-4, 2018

Canterbury Retreat Center, Oviedo, Florida

 Led by Fr. Martin Laird, O.S.A.


Friday, November 2

4:00     Registration

6:00     Dinner with conversation

6:45     Introduction

7:00     Centering Prayer (30 minutes).

7:30     Conference

9:00     Retire in silence


Saturday, November 3

7:00     Centering Prayer (2 x 25 minutes, 5 minute walking meditation between sittings)

8:00     Breakfast in silence

9:30     Conference

10:30     Break

10:45     Centering Prayer (during the time of Fr. Keating’s Requiem Mass at St. Joseph’s Abbey)


Noon     Lunch in silence

2:30     Conference

3:30     Break

5:00     Centering Prayer (2 x 25 minutes)


6:00     Supper in silence

7:00     Centering Prayer (2 x 25 minutes)

8:30     Retire in silence


Sunday, November 4

7:30     Contemplative Eucharist

8:45     Breakfast with conversation


Please depart by 10:00 am.

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