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Toward Emptiness: A Post-Intensive, 8-Day Centering Prayer Retreat
From Friday, July 14, 2023 -  03:00pm
To Friday, July 21, 2023 - 01:00pm
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Contact Paul Witmer, (515) 240-1653

LocationBenet House Retreat Center, Rock Island, Illinois

Cost: $780 single includes all meals and private bathroom

           $710 double occupancy (limited number of rooms available)

Registration for this event has been filled.
To be placed on a waiting list, please email Chris Frantsvog at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


blue emptinessThis Post-Intensive Retreat will consist of continuous periods of Centering Prayer from before sunrise until the dinner hour, with breaks for meals. Attendees may participate in as much prayer as they are called to. Short pauses for entering and leaving the silence will be offered every 30 minutes. There will be no teaching and no reading during this immersion in silence. Veteran retreat leaders Chris Frantsvog and Paul Witmer look forward to hosting you for this journey into deep silence.

Note: All retreatants must be fully vaccinated. You will be contacted after registration with information on how to provide proof. Each registrant must also complete a short Covid questionnaire upon arrival, and wear a mask when going through the buffet line at the monastery.

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Registrations are now closed