Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6, 2022
The Foehliage in Galena, Maryland
Hosted by the Retreat House at Hillsboro
“These are some of the things that prayer is. Prayer is rhythm. Prayer is comfort. Prayer is disappointment. Prayer is words and shape and art around desperation, and delight and disappointment and desire. Prayer can be the art that helps you name your desire.”
~ Padraig O Tuama
In this weekend retreat we will explore prayer practices that invite us to a new relationship with God, with ourselves, and with the people in our lives. Our time together will include conversation, silence, movement, and contemplation, all of which create an environment for deep listening and heartfelt response.
The retreat begins with dinner on Friday evening and concludes with brunch on Sunday afternoon. Activities will include body prayer, journaling, lectio divina, walking meditation, and other experiences that bring our bodies, minds, and spirits into the act of authentic prayer.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND COSTS
Single rooms - $395 per person
Shared rooms - $345 per person
Rates include retreat program, 2 dinners, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 brunch, snacks, beverages, linens, and turn-down service. A limited number of single rooms are available on a 1st come, 1st served basis.
Space is limited. Register now!
Next retreat to be announced!
This retreat is an invitation to pay attention to how a New Year is calling you to respond to the questions, desires, and inspirations arising from within. In addition to heart-opening conversations we will use poetry, prayer, music, silence, movement, journaling, and other contemplative practices to learn more about our relationship to God, to ourselves, and to the world around us.
All that you need to bring is your self, your senses, and a willingness to see where God may be leading you. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. You will go home from the retreat with insights and practices to continue the art of spiritual attentiveness.
“Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart” is inspired by the book Lost in Wonder: Rediscovering the Spiritual Art of Attentiveness by Esther De Waal.
The retreat begins with dinner on Friday and a short gathering to set the tone for the weekend. Participants will be encouraged to spend the evening in silence.
Saturday’s program will flow in and out of silence, with plenty of time for journaling, walking on the grounds, reflection, and conversation. The retreat will be completed on Sunday morning with a closing celebration.
I enjoy designing retreats for groups using a theme they provide or creating experiences that fill the needs and interest of the group. Silence, movement, conversation, prayer, music, poetry, and laughter are some of the ingredients that I blend for a few hours, a day, a weekend , and series of sessions.
Time, location, and cost are customized to meet the needs of your group.