Be Still and Know: A Contemplative Weekend Retreat

with Anne Simpkinson and Claire Rusowicz

Silence and inner stillness allow us to re-member the disparate parts of ourselves, to gather our scattered energies and connect with our deepest needs and yearnings, with what is truly meaningful in our lives, what gives us joy and contentment.

In order to "know" who we are beyond what we do requires intention, trust and companions along the way, who will encourage and support us. This weekend, anchored in silence and the practice of Centering Prayer, will afford the opportunity to rest in body and in God. There will be optional scheduled time for communal prayer and a guided labyrinth walk. Most of the weekend will remain open for individual practices, journaling, artwork, reading and enjoying the quiet beauty of the summer shoreline.

The program begins on Friday, July 28, and concludes on Sunday, July 30. The $285 fee includes overnight accommodations with private bath, program and all meals, beginning with dinner at 5:30 pm Friday night through breakfast on Sunday. (All meals on Saturday will be silent.)

Anne A. Simpkinson has been practicing Centering Prayer (CP) since 1996. A certified Introductory CP Workshop leader, she has led workshops and Quiet Days in New York City and Connecticut. While living in New York, she served as co-coordinator of Contemplative Outreach for three years and as a CP facilitator at St. Bartholomew's and St. Ignatius Loyola churches. She is co-facilitator of Mercy by the Sea’s weekly and monthly Centering Prayer circles.

Claire Rusowicz, Program Associate for Mercy by the Sea, is a certified spiritual and retreat director, and spiritual director supervisor. She is responsible for program development and presentation, and is co-facilitator of the Center’s weekly and monthly Centering Prayer circles. 

Sessions:  1
Dates:  7/28/2017 to 7/30/2017
Instructors:  Claire Rusowicz
Anne Simpkinson
Fees: 
$285.00   (Class Fee)