September 15 - September 17, 2017
Theme:THE JOURNEY OF DESCENT. Poorer, poorer. Slower, slower. Smaller, smaller. Together we will work with spirituality for the second half of life. "Be anything you want. Be madmen, drunks, and fools of every shape and form. But at all costs avoid one thing: success." - Thomas Merton
Leader: Bob Sabath is Director of Web and Digital Technology and one of the founders of Sojourners. He and his wife Jackie have spent forty-five years within intentional community at Sojourners, Circle Community Church and Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community. He has worn many hats over the years: pastor, worship leader, spiritual director, and retreat leader.
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 $210. To reserve a space, please send a $100 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 any time after 4 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.