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Blessing the Workplace

Dates: May 16-22, 2010 
Cost: $45.00

Blessing the Workplace is a 5 day retreat for seekers who wish to enhance their ability to bring a healthy and holy stance to the workplace and to hold their workplace before God in prayer.  Participants will spend the work week with Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, a 17th century French monk who wrote the Practice of the Presence of God.  This spiritual classic reveals Lawrence's thoughts on prayer and work, and how these practices nourish the soul.

 (Public Domain Version)

 Participants will begin the retreat on a Sunday evening with spiritual preparations for the work week.  The retreat will conclude on Friday.   Each day, retreatants will be encouraged to engage in the monastic prayer hours and to reflect throughout the day on the wisdom of Brother Lawrence.  The retreat  also includes one on one spiritual direction (optional)  and interaction with other retreatants.  To be added to the mailing list with updates on this retreat, contact Catherine.

 This retreat is IDEAL FOR CONGREGATIONS or a parish office staff.  In addition to the online group interactions and materials, parishes can take advantage of the following features:   
  • timing is advantagious for parishes as they prepare for their annual meetings
  • the online format makes it easy for parishioners to participate
  • individual participation can be enhanced by group work such as 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 Blessing the Workplace  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 Blessing the Workplace link again)

Sample Audio Teaching: Retreat Intro and Using the Prayer Hours

Sample of Daily Prayer Hours

Sample Video Teaching