Contemplative Prayer Sampler Personal Retreat


Cost:  $50.00
Spiritual Directors Sue Wise and Catherine Tran
Contemplative Prayer Sampler gives the retreatant an introduction to prayer practices such as Lectio Divina, body prayer, praying with beads, and meditation.  Instruction, prayer exercises, and reflections will encourage participants to explore those practices that they desire to develop for their own prayer discipline. This course is designed for those who are seeking to go deeper into prayer and need the basics to move forward.  Each prayer discipline will be introduced through a brief teaching and then exercises will be provided.  Participants will gain an understanding of the variety of contemplative prayer practices and can then choose a practice that they would like to develop more deeply on their own.
Participants will begin the retreat on a Sunday evening with spiritual preparations.  The retreat will conclude the next Friday.   Each day, retreatants will be encouraged to engage in different types of contemplative prayer and to reflect throughout the day on the meaning of the experience for their lives.  The retreat  also includes optional one on one spiritual direction.

 This retreat is also IDEAL FOR CONGREGATIONS .  In addition to the online group interactions and materials, parishes can take advantage of the following features:   
  • the online format makes it easy for parishioners to participate
  • individual participation can be enhanced by group work such as trying the prayer exercises with a group, in home gatherings with a meal, or group discussions of the teaching materials
  •  prayer exercises can be used by a parish staff, leadership group, or other group
  • all materials are prepared for you, conserving the efforts of your volunteers for other worthwhile projects
  • individually paid tuition leaves no cost for the parish and creates personal investment
  • for a nominal fee, Catherine is available to participate with your groups or to preach at your services (Denver area only).
  • Go to
  • Click on the Conemplative Prayer Sampler Personal Retreat  link in Available Courses.
  • Click the Create New Account button on right side of page.   (If you are a previous retreatant and already have an account with us, use your same user name and password and login. You will be sent to the payment page).
  • Follow the directions to create and confirm your account.
  • After confirming your account, it should take you to the payment page. (If not, then click on the Contemplative Prayer Sampler link again)
Contemplative Prayer Audio Introduction