August 15, 2022

Praying with the Poetry of Creation Mystics: Mary Oliver back

May 18, 2022


New 2022 Day Retreat Series

Praying with the Poetry of Creation Mystics

You are warmly invited to come to Dayspring for any or all of these quiet days of meditation and prayer.  Each retreat will focus on one creation mystic. There will be an opening introduction to the mystic’s life and poetry, followed by silence for going deeper with one of the poems through sitting, journaling, and wandering the paths, meadows, forests and waters of the beautiful, revelatory sacred land.  The retreat will close with a gathering time for silence and optional sharing about the day’s experience.        

LEADER:  Ann Dean, long-time spiritual director and retreat leader, minister in Dayspring Church, member of Dayspring’s Retreat Mission Group, Program Director and member of the faculty at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.                                                                 

DATES AND TIME:  10 AM – 4:00 PM on the following Wednesdays:

  • February 23, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
  • March 23, Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)
  • April 20, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
  • May 18, Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

PLACE: Dayspring Silent Retreat Lodge.  Please bring a bag lunch.

COST:  $50 per retreat day.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  To register and get payment information email Nat Reid at

Guests must be fully vaccinated.