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Weaving a Nest for Stillness: A Silent Contemplative Retreat

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - April 14 @ 4:00 pm

$375 – $500

This silent, contemplative weekend retreat invites you to engage with the Sacred in nature. Anchored in three Centering Prayer gatherings, the weekend will offer lectio and terra divina (sacred earth), body sensing-awareness practice, and evening prayer on Saturday. There will also be unstructured time for personal reflection, exploring the grounds, walking the labyrinth, reading, journaling, and rest. No experience with Centering Prayer is required.

The retreat will be facilitated by Claire Rusowicz and Anne Simpkinson. Claire is a spiritual director, retreat director, and spiritual director supervisor, with over 25 years of experience working with groups and individuals in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. A former staff associate and Program Director at Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center, she helps develop and facilitate its with Anne. Based in CT and MA, she works in private practice and serves as a guest retreat director in both states.

Anne has practiced Centering Prayer (CP) since 1996. While living in New York City, she served as co-coordinator of the Contemplative Outreach Chapter for three years and as a Centering Prayer facilitator at St. Bartholomew’s and St. Ignatius Loyola churches. A Commissioned Introductory CP workshop leader, she currently facilitates Centering Prayer groups and retreats, contemplative prayer, and contemplative writing retreats in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Please see the link below to register.


April 12 @ 4:00 pm
April 14 @ 4:00 pm
$375 – $500
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Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT 6107 United States
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