July 2 - July 3, 2020
Theme: Being Beloved. “Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased." (Matt. 12:18). Although we may “know” God loves us, it’s sometimes hard to believe this and live out of it. As God's beloved children we learn to be secure in the knowledge that we are always standing on holy ground. God loves us unconditionally. We can truly give our lives only when we understand and embrace every aspect of our lives, all blessedness and all brokenness, as belovedness. In the silence of retreat and the beauty of the changing season, and inspired by Henri Nouwen’s book, The Life of the Beloved, we will open our awareness to being beloved and explore what it means to live out of that transformational reality.
Leader: Grace Cangialosi is an Episcopal priest, currently serving part-time in a small rural church in Virginia and doing individual spiritual direction. She has served in parish ministry and as a hospital chaplain, and has also been involved with several ministries of the Church of the Saviour and has led retreats at Dayspring.
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.