Before he could hear God’s quiet voice, Elijah had to find refuge from his pursuers. Our pursuers include an overabundance of information and input from many sources. In this one-day silent retreat, we take shelter in stillness, where our spirits can heal and unfurl, and truths deep within us gently dawn on our awareness.
The stillness need not be solitary. Indeed, a sense of community may be most profound when interactions are wordless. The language of the eyes, a smile, the simple holding of a door or passing of a plate take on radiance we rarely notice otherwise.
Offered by Holy Wisdom Monastery Sunday Assembly and Spiritual Deepening Council members Claudia Greco, David McKee, Beth O’Brien, and Leora Weitzman, the day will be shaped by brief presentations, centering prayer, contemplative dialogue, and time for stillness and (if desired) solitude.
David and Leora will speak about the transformation possible through silence, including reimagining unwanted experiences as graced pathways of inner growth. Spiritual guides Claudia and Beth will offer a small number of pre-arranged sessions. Most of all, the indwelling Spirit in participants, individually and collectively, will lead the way. That’s you! Come and find out how the Spirit speaks to you in the stillness. Lunch is included.
Retreat and Guest House, Benedict Room 10