Retreat: Communion to Community: “That we may be one”

Retreat: Communion to Community: “That we may be one”

Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington

Reflecting on the teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating and Beatrice Bruteau, Colleen Thomas will lead us in exploring the heart of Jesus’ teaching in the Gospel of John 17. In this Gospel, Jesus’ final prayer can be summed up as “that they may be one, as we are one.” As we commune with God through Centering Prayer, we become one with God.

Yet like the prayer itself, becoming one with others is not always so easy. Together we will reflect on the contemplative path as a movement beyond personal healing and transformation towards a prophetic and collective healing.

Rooted and Grounded In Love: A Fall Silent Retreat with The Rev. Carole Crumley at The Claggett Center

Rooted and Grounded In Love: A Fall Silent Retreat with The Rev. Carole Crumley at The Claggett Center

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/

Meet God in a New Way… An Introduction to Centering Prayer

Meet God in a New Way… An Introduction to Centering Prayer

Presented by Marjorie Centofanti and the Rev. Tim Grayson

Learn how praying without words, in a deep silence and openness, enables you to connect with the Divine. Come to realize the beauty of holiness using what modern contemplative Thomas Keating often called “God’s first language.”

Our retreat combines talks, discussions and two group practice sessions with time for questions afterward. Presented by Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington, this retreat is open to anyone, whether you have a longtime Centering practice or have never tried this form of prayer.

Claggett Women’s Weekend 2023

Claggett Women’s Weekend 2023

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:

workshops
service projects
nature walk
arts and crafts
and more!

Claggett Writer’s Retreat 2023

Claggett Writer’s Retreat 2023

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.

Program includes:

keynote speakers
expert workshops
collaborative group sessions
free time to work on our beautiful campus!