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Centering Prayer Retreat in the Spirit of Sophie

Centering Prayer Retreat in the Spirit of Sophie

Sophie's Well: A Center for Sacred Heart Spirituality invites the Sacred Heart Community to a Centering Prayer Retreat. 
Register here.

The retreat is geared for those who are already practicing this prayer form as well as for those who wish to be introduced to Centering Prayer. The retreat will be comprised of instruction, sharing and the practice of Centering Prayer. There will also be ample opportunity for personal quiet time and reflection.

Led by Kathy McGrath, RSCJ & Mary Pat White, RSCJ from Sophie's Well as well as talks by Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ, Head of Conference of Sacred Heart Education on the Interior Spirit of St. Madeleine Sophie. 

Dates: March 31 - April 3, 2020

Location: Our Lady of Florida Retreat Center | 1300 U.S. Highway One, North Palm Beach, Florida

Fees: $385 includes room and board and materials

Housing: Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center is situated on 26 acres on the Palm Beach Intacoastal Waterway. The simple beauty of the architecture, the many gardens, the various shrines, the landscaped Stations of the Cross, the green lawns and the quarter-mile waterfront afford an ideal contemplative space.

Travel Planning: Registration at the retreat house will begin at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, which is when the rooms will be ready. Arrivals earlier in the afternoon are welcome to enjoy the beautiful property or the local area. 

It is recommended to fly into the airport at West Palm Beach (PBI), which is about a 20 minute drive to the retreat house. Please note that Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately a 90+ minute drive to teh retreat house in North Palm Beach and Ft Lauderdale (FLL) is 60+ minutes. Participants are responsible for costs to get to and from the airport. 

Questions: Please direct any questions concerning the program to Mary Pat White, RSCJ, or 504-881-4505

Registration: Open until March 10, 2020


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