Reviving the ancient Christian tradition of quarterly Ember Days, these day retreats offer time, silence, beauty and Sabbath rest for the weary. Each Ember Day retreat will center around a theme suggested by the season of the Earth, and the season of the church—Advent, Lent, Pentecost and Ordinary Time. Through guided reflections on our theme, as well as time for walking, journaling and prayer, a spaciousness of heart can begin to heal the pressed and hurried character of our days. So come away for a time, and to a place set apart, and let the fire of the Divine Love within you be rekindled and renewed. 10-4 at the Lodge. Reservations not necesary. Donations welcome. Please bring a bag lunch.
Leader: Merrill Carrington, M. Div., is a spiritual director and longtime retreat leader.
Quiet Days offer time for silence in community, a sacred space for opening to the Spirit. A leader will open the retreat with a brief meditation leading into silence. You are welcome to use the time as you are led--to sit by the fire on a cold day, or on the front porch overlooking the meadows on a warm day; to wander the paths or to walk the labyrinth--to be fully present in whatever way you are led. 10-2 at the Lodge. Reservations are not necessary. There is no cost, though donations are welcome. Please bring a bag lunch.