March 3-5: Anglican Women Lenten Silent Retreats for Women – Retreat 1
As women, we often find ourselves so busy running things that we leave ourselves short on time to nurture ourselves. It is important for us to find a balance between doing and being. These retreats are designed to give you a break from the distractions of everyday life in order that you might spend a little more time thinking about how being a Christian woman affects the way you live out your life. They are a mix of worship, talks and quiet times.
These retreats are designed to give you a break from the distractions of everyday life in order that you might spend a little more time thinking about how being a Christian woman affects the way you live out your life.
After many years of meeting at the Monastery, Stroud, safety concerns have forced us to consider other venues. This year we will gather at St Joseph’s Spirituality Centre at Kincumber South. The spacious grounds front the Kincumber Broadwater, creating an atmosphere of tranquillity and peace that enhances the spiritual and reflective nature of the Centre. Comfortable, well-appointed twin or single rooms have modern en-suites. You can have a room to yourself, or share if desired with a friend. All areas have fans/heating, some main areas air conditioning.
The retreat conductor will be The Rev’d Jane Trigg, the P-in-C of the Parish of Greta-Branxton-Lochinvar.
She writes: “A cradle Anglican, and only child of two professional musicians, I was born and grew up in Melbourne.
“My life to date has been an incredibly rich, diverse and at times challenging one. . . I have moved home 19 times, lived in five different dioceses, had ministry training and stipendiary positions in parishes and chaplaincies, endured the challenges of relationships, raised two daughters, loved numerous pets, played in orchestras, sung in choirs, sailed on seas, and have been present and nurtured in diverse faith communities from evangelical to anglo-catholic.
“Those who have inspired my spiritual journey are St Ignatius of Loyola, Thic Nhat Hanh and of course, Jesus. Also women like Amy Carmichael, Mother Theresa and Nadia Bolz-Weber. I love icons, prayer beads, labyrinths, water, and all of God’s creation. . . journaling, doodling, retreating and endeavouring to find God in all things. I am looking forward to sharing with you in March.”
Retreat 1 (w/end): Fri. 4pm 3 March to 3pm Sun. 5/3/2017
Retreat 2 (w/day): Tues. 4pm 7/3 to 3pm Thurs. 9/3/2017. (You do NOT need to bring own linen.)
Day Options: Saturday 4th; Wednesday 8th (9am to 4pm) cost $60.
Ph: 0438 581 087
or Marion Willey
Ph. 49721 2205
Brochure/registration form, or AW website: http://www.anglicanwomennewcastle.org.au/2017-lent-retreats-women/
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: 3rd February 2017.