A retreat in everyday life – pray on your own at least 20 minutes each day and meet privately with a prayer guide for one hour, once per week for four consecutive weeks.
A retreat personalized to what you are hoping for – your prayer guide will offer suggestions accordingly. Many retreatants explore new ways of praying, and for some, it is a first experience of spiritual direction.
An opportunity to become more aware of God’s presence in your life, and if you wish, an introduction to Ignatian Spirituality.
Couples in committed relationships have the option of meeting as a couple with a prayer guide, rather than separately.
Prayer guides are not allowed to companion someone they know.
This is an ecumenical ministry, so any adult is welcome regardless of church affiliation or denomination.
Specifics of the Retreat
The retreat begins on Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. At this gathering, there is prayer as a group and each participant meets his/her prayer guide (lasts about 90 minutes).
Confidential, one-on-one meetings between retreatants and prayer guides occur at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion on Tuesdays (the same time each week for each participant) selected from the following when registering:
Morning – between 8:45 & 12:00
Afternoon – between 1:30 & 4:45
Evening – between 6:30 & 9:00
If you cannot meet in person one or more of the sessions, it is possible to meet via phone or Skype (which need not be on Tuesdays).
Closing of the retreat is celebrated as a group on Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church (lasts about 90 minutes).
You may still participate in the retreat if not able to attend the gatherings on February 6 and/or March 6.
“My prayer guide was excellent, understood my concerns and goals, and offered many suggestions for types of prayers and activities. My guide listened! I think we were an excellent match, and since there was no information about each other given during registration, I believe it was God’s will. Thank you, God!”
“I was feeling that my prayer life was in a rut. Now my spiritual/prayer life have started a new, fresh chapter I hope will unfold for years to come.”
“This retreat is so practical – integrating my spiritual life and my work life with simple prayer techniques I can use on a daily basis.”
“For the first time in my life, I am beginning to truly believe that Jesus desires to be my friend.”
“I now recognize ways I was already praying, but did not appreciate.”
“This retreat improved my prayer life more than anything else I have ever done.”