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Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats: Timeline & Components

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Deadline, dates and timeline associated with Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats.

2017 Class Timeline

Application deadline

October 31, 2015 & November 30, 2015

At-Home WorkJanuary - April 2016
1st Residency 

May 18-25, 2016
Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Marriottsville, MD

At-Home Work

Retreat Reflection

May 2016-February 2017

December 2016

2nd Residency 

March 7 - 14, 2017
Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Marriottsville, MD
Leadership Paper

June 1, 2017

Bon Secours Spiritual Center is located at 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104; (410) 442-8219.

(NOTE: Residency dates are subject to change.)


At-home work includes a personal spiritual discipline of prayer, retreat time and a prayer support group; leadership of at least one contemplative prayer group in your locale; reading of selected texts from an extensive bibliography; and time with a specially designed Shalem CD of spiritual practices.  Regular, periodic reports to a staff mentor are also a part of the at-home work as is preparation for each residency.

Residencies include seminars, participant-led sessions, a daily rhythm of prayer, rest and renewal, and silent retreat time.

A brief retreat reflection paper is due in December and a final integrative or research paper based on your experience and learnings in the program is due at the end of the program.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who satisfactorily complete the measurable objectives of the Program and is not intended as an objective certification of the person as a leader of contemplative prayer groups and retreats, since we believe the final confirmation of this call is known in the fruits of this ministry.

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