November 1 - November 3, 2019
Theme: BEAUTY’S EMBRACE. In the harshness of life,
there is yet beauty…in a smile, the shimmer of a leaf,
a head bowed in prayer, an outstretched hand, the
dew on the grass, starlight…inviting us to a place of
homecoming and spirit of generosity. “Beauty: The
Invisible Embrace,” Irish poet John O’Donohue called
it. Come away this weekend and in the silence and
company of fellow pilgrims, let’s see and hear and
touch glimpses and glimmers of beauty around us and
Leader: Trish Stefanik is a contemplative retreat leader
and artist, Dayspring resident, and on staff with the
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.
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.