Site: Suttle Lake Camp
Dates: 9/23/2018 - 9/28/2018
Age Level: Adult
31st Annual Transformations Prayer Retreat
Leaders: Rev. Kate Conolly and Rev. Michael Powell
he Transformations Prayer Retreat blends contemplation and community. Emphasis is on the communal sharing of the sacraments, with ample time for the solitude of prayer, meditation, and reflection. Come apart to renew your spirit and re-center yourself through time in Christian community and intentional time with God.
The Prayer Retreat is structured so that your days can be custom made to provide you with the rhythm of community, solitude, and worship you need for spiritual renewal.
There are three worship experiences each day, grounded in daily scripture. Each morning begins with Holy Communion. At noon we gather for quiet, contemplative worship. At 5 o’clock we share an interactive worship time focusing on the scripture that we have lived with during the day. There is ample free time for rest, hiking, reading, and canoeing on the lake. Kate and Michael will lead evening discussions.
|Our discussions will be based on Richard Rohr’s book, Breathing Under Water – Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. Here’s a quote from one reader: “Anyone who thinks this is a book about addiction has missed the point -- Richard Rohr has brilliantly introduced 12-step spirituality as a lens through which we can identify our "holes in the soul" and move into more authentic relationships with ourselves and with our Lord.”|
Rohr is offering tools to help us get in touch with our “hidden and subtle addictions and attachments, especially our addiction to our way of thinking.” He believes that “all societies are addicted to themselves and create deep codependency on them. There are shared and agreed-upon addictions in every culture and every institution. These are often the hardest to heal because they do not look like addictions. We have all agreed to be compulsive about the same things and blind to the same problems.”
All of this takes place in the beautiful and restorative setting of Suttle Lake Camp. The outstanding staff provides us with Christ-like hospitality and delicious, nourishing meals.
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