St. Paul’s conviction that we are “rooted and grounded in God’s love” suggests that there is a larger space, a deeper union, and a greater joy that we can experience as we entrust ourselves to “the breadth, length, height, and depth,” of God’s expansive Love. With this conviction, EDOW’s Diocesan Retreat Committee is offering a weekend Fall Silent Retreat at the Claggett Center in Adamstown, MD, from 3 pm on Friday, October 20 to 1 pm on Sunday, October 22, 2023.
A silent retreat allows us to slow down, quiet the mind, breathe deeply and pay attention to the wonders around us. October is an especially wonderful time at Claggett to experience the raw beauty of harvested fields and cool temperatures, the porches with rocking chairs and the outdoor labyrinth with vistas of South Mountain State Park, and the colorful fall foliage surrounding the lovely environs.
Our retreat director, The Rev. Carole Crumley, is the retired senior program director of Shalem Institute and former canon educator and founder of the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage at Washington National Cathedral. A sought-after retreat and conference leader, Carole continues to teach and lead pilgrimages to sacred sites in Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S. Carole is a lover of storytelling, moveable feasts, and country music.
The Claggett Center is fully accessible. Online Registration is open now and ends on October 10, 2023. For more information and to register, click on this link: https://learn.edow.org/library/rooted-and-grounded-in-love-a-silent-retreat-201904/511199/about/