June 19, 2018


March 24 - March 26, 2017


Theme:  NURTURING AN OPEN AND WILLING HEART.  “Make your home in me, as I make my home in you” (John 15:4).  This simple statement from the Gospel of John invites us to deepen the union that is already present.  During this silent retreat, we will engage some simple ways to open our hearts and cultivate and enjoy this oneness with our Beloved. 

Leader: Patience Robbins is a spiritual director, mentor, lover of silence and deeply enjoys nurturing a contemplative heart.

Open Retreat

Weekend retreats run Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. The silence begins Friday night after dinner when the leader opens the retreat and introduces the theme. The leader usually offers brief meditations with morning and evening prayers on Saturday. The silence ends late-morning Sunday with a time of sharing and worship, followed by lunch and departure.

The cost for weekend retreats is $220. To reserve a space, please send a $110 deposit with an application you can print from the application page, or pay on line by going to the application page and clicking on payment options.

Dinner on Friday at 7 pm is the first official gathering. You are welcome to arrive and settle in between 3:30 and 6:30 pm on Friday. The retreat will end by 2 pm on Sunday.  It is important that you come on a weekend when you can stay for the whole retreat.