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/
Led by Theologian Sarah Coakley, this day of Quiet Reflection will explore how Evelyn Underhill’s letters invite us to reflect on the reforming role of prayer in the life of the Church. The day will include several meditations as well as space for prayerful corporate silence, and a midday Eucharist. More information and registration form at evelynunderhill.org. You can easily register by emailing [email protected] and giving your name, email address and number attending. $35 registration ($15 for students) can be paid at the door or in advance by check following website instructions
Deepen your prayer practices during this weekend of reflection and meditation. This year’s workshops include praying with icons, meditative movement, Lectio Divina, Anglican Prayer beads, and more! Come learn a new spiritual practice or deepen your existing prayer life in community with folks from all around the Dioceses of Maryland and Washington.
Using lectio divina, we will enter into the stories of the Bible so that God’s word speaks to us. A simple lunch will be served. This event is free; however, registrants are encouraged to give a donation to Rosemont House.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matt. 5:8)
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington invites you to join us Saturday, Oct. 16 for half-day retreat (via Zoom) focusing on “Praying with Sacred Images” led by Rev. Carole Crumley.
Jesus tells his followers that there is a graced way of seeing that draws us toward God. Praying with holy icons, an ancient-yet-ever-new spiritual practice, is a vital way of training the contemplative eye for this graced way of seeing. It is a precious means of teaching, prayer and opening to divine presence. Praying with sacred images is a way of schooling the spiritual eye, inviting us deeper into the wholeness/oneness of God and sensitizing us to letting everything we see become a potential icon of God.
Our time will include some sharing of our own experiences of praying with sacred images as well as time to be together in prayer with a holy icon.