"We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend. Sometimes we had to search fearlessly, but He was there. He was as much a fact as we were. We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us".

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“GREAT REALITY DEEP WITHIN” 12 STEP CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT- Recordings ALL

PRESENTED BY 12 STEPOUTREACH SERVICE TEAM

AUGUST 15, 16 & 17 , 2020

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the "Great Reality Deep Within" 12 Step Centering Prayer Retreat. As promised we have recorded and posted the videos below.  They are divided in to three sections, Friday, Saturday and Sunday's sessions.  The retreat schedule is also posted to help you find the individual sessions you would like to view.  We appreciate your feedback in order to better serve you in the future, so please take a few minutes to fill out our Retreat Evaluation form.

Friday Schedule
  • Welcome (Joelle M) 15 minutes
  • Refresher to Centering Prayer and Practice (Lindsay Boyer) 90 minutes
  • Dinner Break 60 minutes
  • Community Building Panel – (Jenny A , Jim M, Therese W, Adam G &  Dave D) 60 minutes

Saturday Schedule
  • Centering Prayer with Group (Therese W) Reading and 30 min sit
  • breakfast at home (mindful eating) 60 minutes
  • Welcome and Overview of Day (Joelle M) 15 minutes
  • Fr. Bill Sheehan “Fidelity to the Practice of Centering Prayer” 75 minutes
  • Break Retreat integration, outdoor in nature, journaling, rest, light exercise 2&1/2-hour break
  • Q&A from Refresher to Centering Prayer Session (Lindsay Boyer) 30 minutes
  • Centering Prayer with Group (Jenny A) Reading and 30 min sit
  • "Human Condition and Welcoming Prayer Practie" (Mary Dwyer) 90 minutes
  • Break 10 minutes
  • Welcoming Prayer Practice (Jim M) 20 minutes
  • Free time e.g. outdoor with nature, dinner prep, dinner at home 21⁄2 hour break
  • AUDIO- Open 12-Step Speakers Meeting (Mary L& Rich B; chair, PATTY W) 60 minutes
Sunday Schedule
  • Centering Prayer with Group (Joelle M) reading and 30 minute sit
  • breakfast at home (mindful eating) 60 minutes

  • Welcoming Prayer Practice (Dave D) 15 minutes
  • Fr. Bill Sheehan & Mary Dwyer answer questions 45 minutes
  • Q&A Community Building Panel (Jenny A, Jim M, Therese W. Dave D & Joe M) 30 minutes
  • Closing Jim M 15 minutes