“These are some of the things that prayer is. Prayer is rhythm. Prayer is comfort. Prayer is disappointment. Prayer is words and shape and art around desperation, and delight and disappointment and desire. Prayer can be the art that helps you name your desire.”
~ Padraig O Tuama
In this weekend retreat we will explore prayer practices that invite us to a new relationship with God, with ourselves, and with the people in our lives. Our time together will include conversation, silence, movement, and contemplation, all of which create an environment for deep listening and heartfelt response.
Activities will include body prayer, journaling, Lectio Divina, walking meditation, and other experiences that bring our bodies, minds, and spirits into the act of authentic prayer. Guided by Linda Mastro
There will be some periods of silence during the retreat. Check-in will begin at 4pm and the retreat will begin after dinner on Friday. An optional Mass will be available after the retreat ends on Sunday. Lunch is not included before departure.
Linda Mastro is a graduate and on the faculty of the Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute in Marriottsville, MD. She is also an Associate of Bon Secours. Linda is a spiritual companion for individuals and groups. She brings a spirit of compassion and light-heartedness to her work as a women’s retreat facilitator, pilgrimage leader, and workshop guide. Linda is co-author of the book Petite Retreats: Renewing Body, Mind, and Spirit without Leaving Home. Learn more about Linda at livingpilgrimage.com.