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Centering Prayer as the 11th Step Retreat

Fri, 07 Sep 2018
8 days
Southeastern US

St. Mary's Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development

770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee , TN
United States
Phone: 800-728-1659
Fax: 931-598-5884
Tennessee US
Contact Name: 
Debbie Yelk
Contact Phone: 
(931) 598-5342

Centering Prayer 12 Step Eight Day Retreat

In 2001, The 12 Step Outreach program of Contemplative Outreach was established to offer Centering Prayer to people in all 12 Step fellowships as an 11th Step prayer/meditation practice.

This retreat is to help individuals engage in Centering Prayer as the 11th Step in this 8 day (7 night) retreat. The practice of Centering Prayer, and the spiritual, historical and psychological basis of it, are described and elaborated in several of Thomas Keating’s works, including Open Mind, Open Heart and Invitation to Love. The practice of Centering Prayer has parallels with other traditional practices, and is simple and easy to do. For those who live by the 12 Steps found in AA, Al-Anon, SCA, OA, DA, NA, GA, and other programs, a Centering Prayer practice can be a key support system in the process of recovery and transformation. Centering Prayer can help deepen our application of the 12 Steps generally, and the 11th Step specifically, through daily immersion in prayer and meditation. We believe that, when applied as a daily supplement to the 12 Steps, Centering Prayer open us to the deepest dimension of spirituality. For more information, please see our website:

Scholarship Assistance is available for those with financial need. Please contact St. Mary's Sewanee and let us know of your need. 

When: Friday 05:00 pm - Friday 11:00 am
Fee: St. Mary's Hall: $795.00 (Single), The Anna House: $995.00 (Single)