March 19, 2018

SPIRITUAL RENEWAL: A Weekend Retreat back

July 13 - July 15, 2018


Theme: SPIRITUAL RENEWAL. The primary focus of this silent retreat is each retreatant's individual silent prayer and reflection. To encourage this in each person and the entire group, we will consider what it means to "rest in
God" as a means of spiritual renewal. As the 20th century American Trappist Thomas Merton has written, "As long as I am content to know that God is infinitely greater than I, and that I cannot know God unless God shows Himself to me, I will have Peace, and God will be near me and
in me, and I will rest in God."
Leader: Reverend Ridgeway Addison, Ph.D. is an educator, minister, and spiritual director. He presently serves as an adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University where he teaches in the areas of spirituality
and ethics.

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.