Site: Suttle Lake Camp
Dates: 9/22/2019 - 9/27/2019
Age Level: Adult
32nd Annual Transformations Prayer Retreat
Leaders: Rev. Kate Conolly, Rev. Michael Powell, and Rev. Nancy Slabaugh-Hart
The Transformations Prayer Retreat blends contemplation and community. Emphasis is on the communal sharing of the sacraments, with ample time for the solitude of prayer, meditation, and reflection. Come apart to renew your spirit and re-center yourself through time in Christian community and intentional time with God.
The Prayer Retreat is structured so that your days can be custom made to provide you with the rhythm of community, solitude, and worship you need for spiritual renewal.
There are three worship experiences each day, grounded in daily scripture. Each morning begins with Holy Communion. At noon we gather for quiet, contemplative worship. At 5 o’clock we share an interactive worship time focusing on the scripture that we have lived with during the day. There is ample free time for rest, hiking, reading, and canoeing on the lake. Kate , Michael, and Nancy will lead evening programs.
All of this takes place in the beautiful and restorative setting of Suttle Lake Camp. The outstanding staff provides us with Christ-like hospitality and delicious, nourishing meals.
This year’s focus will be on Joan Chittister’s book, The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully. Here are some reviews:
"This collection of inspirational reflections . . . abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms." —Publishers Weekly
Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality. She is past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Her books include The Friendship of Women, In the Heart of the Temple, and The Rule of Benedict. She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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