Registration is Now Open for The Big Silence Retreat!
October 19, 2022
An Invitation to "Come Apart"
Announcing Our Second Decade of The Big Silence Retreat
(before you fall apart)
When we began The Big Silence Retreat in 2013, we had no idea that it would become such a blessing to so many. Over 200 people have participated, many returning for multiple years. As we look forward to the next chapter, some things will remain familiar while new options will be added. You are still invited to experience big spaces of solitude and silence in community for the purpose of tending the inner fire of your soul. Inspired by the documentary The Big Silence with Abbot Christopher Jamison (click here), and encouraged by several Clergy School of the Spirit students, this 4-day mostly silent retreat will now be grounded in the writings of Ruth Haley Barton's Invitation to Solitude and Silence as well as newer prayer resources and prayer stations. But perhaps the greatest new feature will be a summer retreat option. We have heard through the years that many would like to attend this retreat in the summertime - and now you can!
Arrive Sunday, January 15 between 3:00 & 3:30 p.m.
Retreat begins at 4:00 p.m. & concludes Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Arrive Wednesday, July 5 between 3:00 & 3:30 p.m.
Retreat begins at 4:00 p.m. & concludes Saturday, July 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Learn more at https://www.thebigsilence.org/
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