Integrated Centering Prayer and Welcoming Prayer Lenten Silent Retreat, 3 options (on-site)

September 3-6, 2024 | Full retreat, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.—Friday, noon, CDT Centering Prayer only, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.—Wednesday, noon Welcoming Prayer only, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.—Friday, noon

Facilitated by Rev. Rob Carr and Rev. Dr. Dennie Oades, trained presenters of centering prayer and welcoming prayer, and members of Contemplative Outreach, founded by Fr. Thomas Keating

Cost: Full, integrated retreat: $350; Centering Prayer only: $175; Welcoming Prayer only: $250

Registration is limited.

“The Father spoke one Word, which was His Son, and this Word He speaks always in eternal silence, and in silence must it be heard by the soul.” —Saint John of the Cross

Join us for a soulfully rich experience of silent consent to the presence and activity of God in the deepest center of your being. These silent retreats will each be supported by several periods of centering prayer and welcoming prayer along with ample times for walking, reading, journaling, rest, and prayers with the monastic community of Mount St. Scholastica.

Persons with experience of centering prayer or welcoming prayer, as well as those new to these prayer methods are welcome. For newcomers, an introductory overview of either centering prayer or welcoming prayer will be offered at each of the retreats.

These retreats (choose one or both) are being offered in partnership with Contemplative Outreach of Kansas City.

You are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Please register no later than August 28. Once we have received your registration, we will send you an invoice. Please know we have scholarships available; if you would like to make a request, email S. Carol Ann at We strongly encourage you to add to your email contacts to ensure the delivery of emails regarding your retreat.

Rev. Rob Carr has represented Contemplative Outreach Kansas City as a centering prayer presenter and retreat leader since 2002. He also has been active in leadership with the Academy for Spiritual Formation for 15 years and is a graduate of the Souljourners program through Sophia Center.

Rev. Dr. Dennie Oades is a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer, Centering Prayer as 11th Step, and Welcoming Prayer. She is a retired United Methodist pastor and a graduate of the Souljourners program through Sophia Center.


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Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica
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Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 360-6200