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Contemplative Outreach of DFW

Serving Dallas/Fort Worth & North Texas

Six-Day Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat
May 16 - 21, 2023

Theme:  TBD

Retreat Director

Fr Bill Sheehan, OMI


Nazareth Retreat Center
1814 Egyptian Way
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

& Room Assignment:  Tuesday from 3-5 pm

Dinner is served promptly at 5:00 PM Tuesday evening!

Directions & Map
to Retreat House


An Invitation to Deepen Your Centering Prayer Practice.  Plan to attend this special silent retreat in Spring.  The retreat is designed for those with experience in Centering Prayer and interested in deepening their spiritual practice away from ordinary life in an atmosphere of silence, solitude and community.

Retreats are a way to take one's relationship with God and one's practice deeper.  They offer time and space away from the busy demands of daily life and allow the mind, body and spirit to surrender to God's presence and action within.  Retreats are a common practice in many spiritual traditions and are a valuable tool to aid one's interior transformation.

The chapter's annual Centering Prayer Retreat is held at the Nazareth Retreat Center in Grand Prairie, which is located about 14 miles west of Downtown Dallas. The retreat center is close to two major airports:  DFW airport and Love Field.

patio view

The Nazareth Retreat Center is sponsored and operated by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The retreat center contains over 25 acres of beautiful landscaped ground and includes two large ponds, wooded areas and natural trails.  Some other features include an outdoor patio, Stations of the Cross, a Marian Grotto, a courtyard and the Emmaus Sky Bridge near the courtyard.  All the rooms are double occupancy with private bathroom.

We welcome back Fr Bill Sheehan (see his biography) from Lowell, Massachusetts, who will be our retreat director.  He has a long association with Contemplative Outreach and gives many retreats annually throughout the country.

The retreat program will consist of periods of centering prayer, daily Contemplative Eucharist & Lectio Divina, a teaching or reflection on two mornings by the retreat director, private meetings with spiritual directors and ample free time for reflection and walking the contemplative grounds at Nazareth.

Persons of all faith traditions are welcome.  The only requirement for participants is to have an established daily practice of centering prayer for at least six months.

View pictures from previous retreats.


Retreat Cost:  $600 per Person

All Rooms are Double Occupancy which can
accommodate either one or two persons in each room.

Rooms include private bath & meals.


Vaccinations Required:  we are requiring all participants to the retreat
be Covid-19 fully vaccinated.

Registration Process:

Because the number of rooms available is very limited we request that you use the following  process.

Email or call 972-722-6029 to reserve a room:  request a single or double occupancy room.

 After a room is allocated to you (& roommate), you will be emailed a link that you can use to complete your online registration and payment process using our chapter website.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due with registration (included in above retreat cost).

The Final Balance due must reach us on or before May 9, 2023

Cancellations received after May 9, 2022, may be subject to cancellation fees.


For questions or help, contact Sandy at 972-722-6029 or E-mail

Click Here for tentative retreat schedule and Fr Bill's profile

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