The world moves at breakneck speed and expects us to do the same. Why not step outside the chaos and give yourself a few days to nourish body, mind, and soul? As we enter the beautiful spring season at Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center, there’s no better time or place to reclaim your serenity and plant a seed of lasting peace.
Psalm 46 famously tells us, “Be still.” Another translation of this favorite psalm puts it like this: “Cease striving.” The Stillpoint Retreat strives to help participants learn to embody both of these transforming instructions, to not only stop our frenetic pace but to let go of our endless striving to be more, do more, accomplish more.
Join writer and retreat leader Mary DeTurris Poust for a retreat that offers not only time apart for renewal and restoration, but concrete spiritual practices to create calm amid the chaos of our everyday lives. We will dabble in a little of everything: prayer, journaling, creativity, guided meditation, music, movement, and more.
This retreat is anchored by presentations to help us refocus our spiritual lives and guidance on how to put practices into place once we return to our daily routines. Optional yoga classes will be offered by Mary, who is also a certified yoga teacher. A period of silence will be observed in the early mornings and through breakfast, providing another beautiful way to connect with the still, small voice of the Spirit. There will be a limited number of spiritual direction appointments available for those who are interested.
Check in begins at 4pm. The retreat will begin after dinner. There will be brief period of silence throughout the retreat.
Mary DeTurris Poust is a writer, retreat leader, yoga teacher, and spiritual director. She is the author of six books on Catholic spirituality and six books of seasonal reflections. Mary writes about the spiritual journey in her award-winning monthly column, Life Lines, and hosts a podcast by the same name. She is also a frequent contributor to Give Us This Day. She and her husband, Dennis, have three adult children and live in upstate New York. Visit her website at www.NotStrictlySpiritual.com