Do you need time and space to allow Love to free you*? Do you long to “recollect a scattered life and focus on the One who calls and seeks and invites us to communion”? Do you desire a deeper knowing of who you are and who you are called to be in this world?
Retreat provides us with the space to become more aware of God’s presence in our lives. Every one of us needs time to be alone, let go of the daily noise of our busy lives, and create an opportunity to listen, be refreshed, re-ordered, and renewed. Organizations and groups also need these times.
Love Does That *
All day long a little burro labors,
sometimes with heavy loads on her back
and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only burros.
And worries, as we know,
can be more exhausting
than physical labor.
Once in a while a kind monk comes
to her stable and brings
a pear, but more than that,
he looks into the burro’s eyes
and touches her ears
and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,
because love does that.
taken from Love Poems from God
by Daniel Ladinsky
Still Waters offers retreat space for individuals and/or couples to enjoy God’s presence in silence and solitude for a few hours or a few days. Homemade vegetarian meals are provided. You may come for a day retreat, a 24-hour overnight retreat, or longer if you desire. You may also choose to have a spiritual companion meet with you during your retreat time.
We also offer our retreat space to groups that seek a restful place to meet. Perhaps your prayer group, pastoral team, or planning committee would like to use a facility that provides a more contemplative atmosphere for working and growing together.