Seasonal Sabbath Retreat Days – self guided on your own time schedule!
Do you want:
• A day to de-stress?
• A time to reconnect with God?
• A day to recharge your energy?
Seasonal Sabbath Retreat Days are planned for approximately 6 hours of retreat.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
PHOTO PRAYER PILGRIMAGE
A photo pilgrimage is a prayerful walk during which you take pictures. Instruction for your guided photo pilgrimage will be on the power points sent to participants each quarter. And in fact, if you are unable to walk, hike, stroll or roll through your neighborhood, a nature area or any geographic setting that catches your heart’s attention, then you can prayerfully gather seasonal pictures from the Internet for your photo pilgrimage.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED:
Materials are emailed directly to your inbox.
Register by following the simple instructions at the bottom of this page.
T his year’s Seasonal Sabbath Retreat Days follow the theme of calendar seasons. Each season, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring brings unique insights and invitations for the spiritual journey. Even in climates where there is very little seasonal change in temperature, the trained eye can notice little nuances suggesting the slightest interior movement of God’s divine creating. Each season you are invited explore the interior landscape of your heart while experiencing the beauty and joy of the season through a photo pilgrimage prayer walk. In addition to the photo pilgrimage, each Seasonal Sabbath Retreat will have three additional guided prayer practices.
I was struck when I first read this phrase “Standing at the Threshold” and the image of standing at the doorway way awakened something deep within me. I am indebted to Christine Valtners Paintner (Abbey of the Arts) for this phrase.
New Years is a threshold moment for me. In the bleak of winter, in the northern hemisphere, when the daylight hours are much less than the hours of darkness on the clock – I find myself looking backward and forward. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan monk spoke one time of mid-life spirituality that being like on the threshold between two rooms of a house – one foot just leaving a place and the other foot just entering a new space.
Mid-winter is the threshold moment of this year’s Sabbath Seasonal Retreats. Join me for this time of Sabbath as we explore leave taking and entering new possibility. In addition to the prayer-filled photo pilgrimage we will look at encouragements, restraints, opportunities and threats which impact our next steps on the spiritual journey.
The Day of Pentecost in the Christian tradition of faith celebrates the Holy Spirit of God rushing into humanity on the breath of God which has forever empowered people with the gifts of the Spirit. This Sabbath Day of spiritual refreshment is filled with prayerful pauses woven through narrated instructive power points, which guide you into a power- filled creative experience of the Holy Spirit and discernment of your unique gifts of God’s spirit.
REGISTRATION & COSTS
WINTER 2017 “Standing at the Threshold” Cost: $100.00
SPRING 2017 “Unleashing the Creativity & Power” Cost: $100.00
Please complete the contact form in the “Contact Us” section and send Brenda an email with the subject line of Seasonal Sabbath Retreat. In the body of the email, please indicate the number of Seasonal Sabbath Retreat Days you are signing up for. Upon receipt of your request, you will receive an email with complete registration information within 24 hours.