Grow your spiritual life in community with women from all walks of life. Leaders from the Dioceses of Maryland and Washington will speak on our theme: Growing God’s Garden: Cultivating Community. Activities include:
arts and crafts
Hone your voice, get time away to focus on your craft, and learn from writing experts in intimate small-group workshops during this retreat. Each day balances time for instruction, supportive peer sharing, and of course, for writing.
collaborative group sessions
free time to work on our beautiful campus!
Connect, pray, engage, and refresh with other formation leaders from EDOW.
Rhythms of life are changing for many families. In this climate, the traditional models of Sunday School and Youth Group aren’t always as life-giving as they were in the past. This means that Christian formation leaders, whose ministry is to help form young people as Christians, are shifting their ministerial approach. That takes energy, creativity, and trust in the Holy Spirit.
Communities of support – colleagues in ministry – also help. To this end, the diocese is sponsoring an in-person retreat for formation leaders who work with children and/or youth. Held at the Claggett Center Friday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, the retreat is an opportunity for formation leaders to connect, pray, engage, and refresh. There will be ample time in the agenda for community building as well as personal retreat space. Participants will stay in private rooms at the Christiane Inn and have access to the center’s beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, including walking trails and a labyrinth.
Retreat attendance is limited to 20 participants. Any formation leader in the diocese working with children and/or youth is welcome to participate. Registration will close once all spots are full. This retreat will take place Fri. Nov. 4 at 2 pm to Sat. Nov. 5 at 2pm.
The retreat costs $50 which covers room, board, and materials.
Come away from everything and join Fr. Martin L. Smith and a group of 20-30 persons on a refreshing and spiritually renewing weekend silent retreat. This retreat will help us recognize the many hidden and often unexpected ways in which God’s grace permeates our lives. “Of his fullness we all have received, grace upon grace.” (John 1:16) There will be ample opportunity in a supportive atmosphere of silence to reflect, to pray, and to gain insight from several addresses which will ‘unpack’ this central mystery of the good news of Christ.
The retreat will take place at The Claggett Center in Adamstown, MD, located at 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710 from Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, 2022.