Seeking God in the Stillness: A Winter Silent Retreat

5:30 pm Thursday, January 19 through 6:00 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017


"Prayer is about seeking God in the stillness beyond words or thoughts.
It is about awakening to the presence of God within us."  
Laurence Freeman

Winter’s stillness invites us to step away from the busyness of our everyday lives and enter into a time of quiet. This residential retreat in the Christian contemplative tradition is intended for those who wish to awaken more fully to the Divine presence. The days, which will be spent in silence, will be highly structured, with a pattern of 25-minute sitting meditations, teachings, and other contemplative practices.  Please check back for the retreat schedule.

Because of the intensity of this retreat experience, it is expected that participants have learned about meditation, practice it regularly, are comfortable with silence, and stay overnight on site. Limited to 15 participants.


Deborah Chernick studies the history of Christian contemplative prayer and serves on the board of the Trust for the Meditation Process.

Susan Oeffling, CSJ, spiritual director, has master's degrees in theology and counseling as well as spiritual direction training from the Center for Spiritual Guidance.

Both have practiced meditation for many years.

WHEN: Begins Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 pm & concludes Saturday, January 21 at 6:00 pm

COST: $150.00, inlcudes meals and lodging.
Call 651-696-2788 for overnight arrangements.

This retreat is now closed for registration.