Be/Still

4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30-7:30pm, July 30, Aug 27, August 27, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 26

Be/Still is a monthly contemplative prayer gathering. Practicing contemplative prayer with others is wonderful in so many ways. It gives us a connection with others who desire to live a contemplative life and it also provides an opportunity for the accountability of being in the presence of others.

We will keep things simple with a brief orientation and then simply spend time in Centering Prayer with two periods of silent prayer. We will have an opportunity for debrief and sharing.

Location: Canaan in the Desert Prayer Garden, Chapel – 9849 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028

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Soul Care Day: Listening to the Shepherd’s Voice

Thursday, August 29th, 9:00am-3:30pm

Spend a day with others seeking to give your attention to His voice in your life. Often we need to set aside some time and get off the scene to listen well and grow in our listening disciplines. The day will include short devotional teachings, spacious personal time with God, and group sharing.

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center, Tekakwitha Room – 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Cost: $60

Register here.


Shame and Glory: A Spiritual Formation Workshop

Led by Dr. Ted Wueste and Dr. Doug Kelley

Saturday, September 21st, 9:00am-3:30pm

When humanity was created by God, it was said that they were “naked and not ashamed.” Something changed. Today, we are often haunted by shame. What is shame? How do we recover a sense of our created design? This day will involve teaching and discussion as well as personal exercises for your growth.

Location: Mt. Claret Retreat Center, Rollo Room – 4633 N. 54th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Cost: $50

Register here.


24-Hour Silent Retreat

Friday, November 15th – Saturday, November 16th

Spend 24 hours in silence for the purpose of prayer and communion with the Trinity. If you’ve never experienced something like this (or even if you have), you will be challenged and encouraged in your life with God.

Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center – 7415 Elbow Bend Road, Carefree, AZ 85377

Cost: $199

Register here.


Coming This Fall (details coming soon)

Pastor Gathering – October 16th

Spiritual Director Gathering/Encouragement – October 29th

Blue Christmas: Processing Grief During Christmas – December 11th


Past Events

Silent Retreat

June 14-15

Spend 24 hours in silence for the purpose of prayer and communion with the Trinity. If you’ve never experienced something like this or even if you have, you will be challenged and encouraged in your life with God.

Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, 7415 Elbow Bend Road, CAREFREE, AZ 85377

*Registration for this retreat is currently closed, but we offer these opportunities regularly so stay tuned for the next one*