July 3 - July 4, 2020
Theme: Nothing Can Separate You from the Love of God. Praying with the sacred poetry of the mystics, supported by our sacred circle and the beauty of the natural world, we will seek to open more fully to the steadfast, overflowing love of God. In silence and meditation, we hope to release any illusions or distractions which threaten our true identity as God’s beloved, and return to our true Home, the intimate heart of our core being.
Leader: Ann Dean is a spiritual director, member of the Dayspring Retreat Mission Group and Program Director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. She has been leading spiritual retreats and conferences for 30 years.
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.