Journey Into Stillness: A Contemplative Weekend

with Claire Rusowicz and Anne Simpkinson

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.  Those elements plus a beautiful and serene setting await you at Mercy by the Sea.

This weekend, anchored in the practice of Centering Prayer and silence, will afford time to rest in body and rest in God.  There will be scheduled times for prayer, chanting and a labyrinth walk, but also open time for optional activities such as journaling, artwork, reading, gazing out over the waters of Long Island Sound, listening to the birds, even napping. No Centering Prayer experience is required. This weekend is for those who may be interested in Centering Prayer, beginners and long-time practitioners.

There will be two retreats, one from April 27-29 and the other from July 20-22. The weekend will begin on Friday at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and end on Sunday at 11 a.m. The cost of the weekend is $285 for the April program and $300 for the retreat in July, which includes the program, single room with private bath and all meals, from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.

Come join us for a weekend of peace and quiet, prayer and contemplation.

You do not have to
Look for anything, just
Look.
You do not have to
Listen for specific
Sounds, just
Listen.
You do not have to
Accomplish anything, just
Be.
And in the
Looking, and the
Listening, and the
Being, find
Me.
              Ann Lewin, poet

 Claire Rusowicz is a certified spiritual and retreat director and spiritual director supervisor. Her current work at the Center includes program presentation and co-facilitation of Centering Prayer programs and retreats.

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 and Connecticut. While living in Manhattan, 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 currently Mercy by the Sea's Director of Communications.

Sessions:  1
Dates:  4/27/2018 to 4/29/2018
Instructors:  Claire Rusowicz
Anne Simpkinson
Fees: 
$285.00   (Class Fee)