March 22 - March 24, 2019
Theme: HOLDING SPACE FOR HOPE. When we
hold space for another person, we offer them the gift
of our entire presence without judgment or agenda.
We walk along with them, if only for the briefest
encounter, to an unknown destination. In these
seemingly hopeless days of divisiveness, conflict,
poverty and greed, can we apply this same concept to
Hope? Can we offer Hope the gift of our entire
presence with no agenda or clear destination? Can we
hold space for Hope? On this retreat, we will listen
deeply for Hope in the early signs of Spring and in the
deep wellspring of our being, offering Hope the gift of
our entire presence and, perhaps, a space for Hope to
Leader: Lorie Conway is a spiritual director and
graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual
Formation. Lorie has a passion for listening and
helping others to notice the Divine gently beckoning
for their attention.
An 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 $225. 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 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.