February 14 - February 16, 2020
Theme: Let Us Not Lose Heart! How do we remain a people of joy, of hope, of the peace that passes all understanding when the world in which we live weeps in pain and our own hearts cry out in bewilderment and grief? This retreat will draw on story, poetry, scripture, an Ignatian prayer practice, and the natural world to nourish the spirit of gladness our faith promises to be a sustaining stronghold.
Leader: Karen Johnson is a seasoned retreat leader who has been a part of the Dayspring community since 1994. She is an Episcopal priest whose primary work is spiritual direction.
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 $235. 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.