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The 2023 Centering Prayer Retreat in August was a powerful, meaningful time together.  Watch for news about next year's event, and plan to be a part of it!

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Carl McColman is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and internationally known speaker and teacher of mystical spirituality and contemplative living.


He is the author of many books, including The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Eternal Heart: The Mystical Path to a Joyful Life, and Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can’t Be Taught and Why That’s Okay.


He is one of the co-hosts of the "Encountering Silence" podcast, and blogs regularly at Patheos, Medium, and his own website,

Friday, August 4

7:00 pm    Opening Prayer, Greeting/Introductions

7:10 pm     Centering Prayer

7:30 pm     Conference I

8:15 pm     Conversation/Q&A

8:30 pm     Overview of Saturday’s Program and Closing                        Prayer


Saturday, August 5

9:00 am     Opening Prayer/Greeting/Introduction

9:10  am     Centering Prayer

9:30  am     Conference II

10:15 am     Small Groups

10:45 am     Break

11:00 am     Conference III

11:00 am     Conversation/Q&A


Break for Lunch

1:30 pm      Opening Prayer/Greeting/Introduction

1:40 pm      Centering Prayer

2:00 pm     Conference IV

2:45 pm      Conversation/Q&A

3:00 pm     Closing Prayer

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