Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer_candles spiralCentering Prayer is a way of deepening our relationship with God through being still. In a world that is so often hectic and busy, this method of “resting in God” allows us to be open to the Divine within us and in the world. In this retreat, participants will experience the gift of silence in prayer. We will also learn how to incorporate this silence into daily life. This method of prayer requires no more than a brief period of time and an open heart.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Facilitator:  Todd Friesen

Where:  Jesuit Center, Wernersville, PA

Time:     9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Lunch included)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (By January 6, 2016): $65
REGISTRATION FEE (After January 6, 2016): $75

FULL WEEKEND FEE (as part of Guided Silent Retreat): $275

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, January 19



Presenter: Todd Friesen is the lead pastor of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster. Todd’s life and ministry have been shaped by contemplative prayer and he is a commissioned presenter for Contemplative Outreach. In this article he wrote,, Todd shares his reflections on his own Centering Prayer retreat and how the silence of Centering Prayer deepened his relationship with God.


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Special Note – For those desiring additional time and space as part of this retreat experience, full weekend options are available.  You may choose to join in the Guided Silent Retreat experience or stay independently. Contact the office, 717-669-2957 or for more information.


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Special Invitation …

Kairos men are invited to a special gathering “for men only” on February 4, 2016 at the Jesuit Center, Wernersville, Pa. Todd Friesen, pastor of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, will join Kairos male faculty and students in a discussion around why men are so essential to the contemplative journey. The conversation will begin with dinner at 5:45 and a time of discussion and shared stories. The evening will conclude with Terry Pfautz leading a prayer service at 8:15. Cost of dinner is $10.00.

Those attending the day “Centering Prayer” retreat with Todd are encouraged to stay for the evening group. All men are welcome, even if you are not signed up for the day retreat. To reserve your seat and pay for dinner go to:

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