“In being still there lies a wonderful power of clarification, of purification, and of concentration on the essential” (Dietrich Bonheffer). Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. This retreat, involving breath practice, is for beginners on the contemplative journey. Please bring loose fitting clothing of neutral colors.
Friday, 7:30 p.m. to Sunday after Lunch
(Includes Program Fee, Guest Room, Meals and Taxes)
**If you are exempt from Nebraska state taxes, would like to arrive earlier or depart later, or require special meal arrangements, please contact us. Cancellation Policy: The program fee includes an amount of $25, which is non-refundable, but which can be used for future retreats.
Father Thomas Leitner, OSB, holds a Master’s of Religious Studies from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, and serves as administrator of St. Benedict Center. He has practiced contemplative prayer for over 35 years.