November 10 - November 12, 2017
Theme: OUT OF THE DEPTHS I CRY TO YOU. These words of the psalmist well describe the longing of prayer in times of transition, stress, grief and fear. In this autumn season of change and apparent decay, Earth’s own rhythms can help us open more fully to embrace our struggles as well as the hope of divine possibilities. Deep calls to deep. We dwell in the heart of the Beloved, One who listens, comforts and offers guidance. Let us come together in the holy silence of retreat and spiritual community, a safe place to pray with our deepest longings. Embraced by Love, we can find refreshment of hope and healing strength.
Leader: Ann Dean is a spiritual director and Program Director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. A member of the Dayspring Retreat Mission Group, she has been leading retreats for 25 years.
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.