Events

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All of these events take place on a Tuesday at the Mercy Spirituality Center on 65 Highland Ave, Rochester NY 14620. Pease call the Center at (585) 473-6893 or go to the website http://www.mercyspiritualitycenter.org/ to register.

United In Prayer Day is scheduled for SATURDAY-March 17, 2018 and is being held at St Anne’s Church, 1600 Mt Hope Ave Rochester NY 14620  9:00-12:30

9/18/18 A Day for Centering Pray-ers 9:30-3:30

10/16/18 Introduction to Centering Prayer 9:30 -3:30

10/23/18  1st Follow up to Intro to CP 11:30-3:30

10/30/18  2nd Follow up to Intro to CP 11:30-3:30

11/6/18    3rd Follow up to Intro to CP 11:30-3:30

DECEMBER 5, 2018 (Thursday) through DECEMBER 8, 2018 (Sunday) – A Centering Prayer Retreat with Sr Rita Panciera

8 DAY INTENSIVE CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER RETREAT
God is Love ~ The Heart of All CreationJune 10-17, 2018 (Sun. to Sun)
August 5-12, 2018 (Sun. to Sun)Facilitators: Sr. Rita Panciera, Sr. Ruth Ann Madera, & Fr. Philip BillotteBethany Retreat Center is providing an in-depth retreat for those with experience with Centering Prayer who wish to enter into a more profound level of spiritual practice. God is Love: The Heart of All Creationcontinues and builds on the works of Thomas Keating over the past 30+ years, beginning with the Spiritual Journey Series. It offers a vision of hope and a view of reality that at once integrates the sciences, religion, and humankind’s place in the cosmos as divine in origin, unifying in purpose, unfolding in it grandeur.Requirements:Contemplative Outreach, under whose auspices these retreats are given, require that those who participate in the Intensive Retreat be regular practitioners of Centering Prayer.
Arrival: 5pm & Supper at 6pm
Departure: 11am, Sunday
Offering: $425 for Shared/Semi-Private Room (not married couples)
$475 for Private Room
$525 for Private Room w/Bath
Deposit: $150
Limited Scholarships Available
Save $25 – Bring your own single sheets & towels

A Facilitator Meeting at the Church of the Assumption, 20 East Avenue, Fairport, NY.  Our facilitators met for prayer, sharing and a hierarchy-hangar and network-yarn exercise.

This hieratchy-hangar model shows how someone on the top has all the power and control and distributes the information,  policies  and  ideas to the people below for them to pass on in the same manner while the one or ones near the bottom have little or no voice; a top down process.
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In the network-yarn exercise below people shared yarn-ideas back and forth across the circle creating a weaving of sorts. As we looked at it some shared thoughts like what they saw: stars, interconnections, network, loose ends, more to connect with, groups to add, and spaces. The process seems to be organic.
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A Day for Centering Pray-ers at the Mercy Spirituality Center, 65 Highland Ave Rochester NY.  IMG_9191IMG_9192IMG_9194

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Our Blessed Group from United in Prayer Day on March 18, 2017! What a sense of Unity today as we gathered in prayer and solidarity with our Contemplative Communities around the world. Thank You for sharing your light.IMG_6584.JPG

Nancy Tosch, Tom Agness, Terry Mirante, Dorothy Lindsay, Janie Marini, Sandy Banke, Adal and Margarite Henriquez

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Nancy Tosch, Tom Agness, Terry Mirante, Dorothy Lindsay, Cheryl McElhatten, Sandy Banke, Adal and Margarite Henriquez