Mary, Our Mellowness of Heart
The season of Advent calls us to peaceful preparation, which is often difficult and contrary to the busyness of the holiday season. How can we find mellowness of heart and spirit in the midst of this contradiction?
Mary, the Mother of God, offers us an example and guidance. As Elizabeth Johnson writes, “…this woman empowered by Holy Wisdom, challenges, consoles, and sparks hope in present-day…” Through exploration and prayerful reflection, we will encounter Mary as friend and prophet so that we may deepen our mellowness of heart and spirit. This time of retreat will be an opportunity to reflect, renew, and return to the season with a sense of balance that can carry us into the new year.
Lodging room check-in begins at 4pm. This overnight option will provide dinner on Friday evening, followed by an optional prayer service. Breakfast and lunch on Saturday are included with the retreat too.
Andrea Springer, MA has spent many years in executive administration and formation. She is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, now Notre Dame of Maryland University with both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in liberal arts and religious studies. In addition to being a graduate of the University she is an adjunct faculty member. Andrea designs and facilities workshops and retreats for a variety of organizations.