February 16 - February 18, 2018
Theme: WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? A retreat for the beginning of Lent. In these turbulent times, the Holy Season of Lent comes as an invitation to go slower, listen deeply and open more fully to God's presence in our lives and world. Our focus in this retreat will be Jesus's question: "Who do you say that I am?" This question startled his followers and continues to challenge us today. However, we could just as easily turn that question around, letting it become our own heart prayer addressed to Jesus, the Christ. Who do you say that I am? What is my truest, most authentic self in God? The winter silence, the gathered praying community and a sacred iconic image of Christ will support our desire to draw closer to the living Presence.
Leader: Carole Crumley is an Episcopal priest and former Senior Program Director for Shalem Institute. She is an internationally known contemplative retreat leader and pilgrimage guide to sacred and secular sites throughout Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.
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.