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The Way of the Heart: A Silent Wisdom Retreat

August 23 - August 28

The Way of the Heart: A Silent Wisdom Retreat

Presented by the Mercy Center Centering Prayer Wisdom Program

“The heart is the place of our origin in which the soul is, as it were, coming from the hands of God and waking up to itself.”

– French Benedictine Henri Lassaux

The Way of the Heart is at the center of the Christian Wisdom tradition, a transformative pilgrimage of the soul. This immersive silent Centering Prayer wisdom retreat is an invitation to enter the cave of our hearts, to listen deeply to its rhythm, and open to the guidance we discover within. Engaging the timeless teachings of Christian mystics, teachers, and sages, we invite you to explore the depths of your being and cultivate a profound connection with the divine within and all around.

This retreat is ideal for seekers of all backgrounds who are drawn to the contemplative Christian Wisdom tradition and are yearning for a deeper connection with the divine. Whether you are new to contemplative practices or have been on the spiritual path for years, this retreat offers a sacred space for renewal, reflection, and inner transformation.

Join us in person at beautiful Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA where we will gather to explore the Way of the Heart through the teachings of mystics and the practices of Centering Prayer, Chanting, Lectio Divina, guided Meditation, and Sacred Gestures and Movement; all held within the arms of the Great Silence. In this silent Wisdom retreat, there will be times of group sharing during teaching sessions.

Event Details

Where: Onsite at Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA

When: Begins August 23 with a lunch at 12pm. Concludes August 28 at 4:30pm.

Facilitated by: Heather Ruce, M.A., Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D., Catherine Regan, Ph.D.

Find out more about this retreat and register here.


August 23
August 28
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