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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.

2016 Class Timeline

Application deadline

Early Bird: November 1, 2014
Final deadline: December 1, 2014
At-Home WorkJanuary - April 2015
1st Residency 

May 20-27, 2015
Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Marriottsville, MD

At-Home Work

Retreat Reflection

May 2015-February 2016

December 2015

2nd Residency 

March 1-8, 2016
Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Marriottsville, MD
Leadership Paper

June 1, 2016

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

(NOTE: Residency dates are subject to change.)

Components

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.

 

For more details about the program including at-home work, residency topics, peer groups and other program components, you can download a detailed program brochure (PDF) here.

If you would like to apply for this program, you may contact our offices at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (301-897-7334) or download the application form (PDF) now.