The Transforming Center


Retreat #7

The Art and Practice of Spiritual Discernment

Day 1
5:00 PM Arrival & Check-in
5:45 PM  Dinner with Small Groups
7:00 PM Gathering Prayer
7:30 PM  Discernment: Recognizing and Responding to the Presence of God
Day 2
8:00 AM Morning Prayer
8:20 AM  Breakfast
9:00 AM  The Habit of Discernment: Exploring the Dynamics of Consolation
and Desolation
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM The Practice of Discernment--Part I From Decision-Making to Discernment
12:00 PM  Mid-day Prayer
12:20 PM Lunch
1:00 PM  Solitude, Rest and Reflection
5:00 PM Evening Prayer
5:30 PM Dinner
6:30 PM The Practice of Discernment--Part II Gathering and Assessing the Data
8:00 PM Break
8:30 PM Night Prayer
Day 3
8:00 AM   Morning Prayer
8:20 AM  Breakfast
9:00 AM  Discernment in Community and Group Spiritual Direction
12:00 PM Leaving Service with Homily: Just Do It!
1:00 PM Depart


The above schedule serves as a general guideline.  All content will be covered, however we will be flexible in order to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit and the needs of the group as they arise.