7-day contemplative retreat

Centering Prayer method - for religious, pastors and all other restless seekers

“Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer in which we experience God's presence
within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.
This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship”

(Contemplative Outreach website)


Through the practice of Centering Prayer one embraces the process of transformation in oneself and in others. By persisting in this practice, a contemplative way of seeing and acting has space to emerge, and the soul’s innate sense of awe and wonder at creation is restored.
In the retreat, there will be periods of guided Centering Prayer, short input sessions (twice daily), opportunity for spiritual companionship, and individual time to enjoy the silence inside the monastery and in the surrounding nature.
It is recommended that participants of the retreat also attend the inner self workshop, as it prepares the way for the soul’s journey during the retreat.

Please register by May 25th, 2023.

Accompaniment: Sr. Maria José Rebelo, SSpS

Retreat fee: 60€

Accomodation: 470€ (en suite); 410€ (bathroom facilities nearby)

Registration: silence.contemplation.steyl[at]ssps.de