Celtic Quiet Retreat - Journey to The Heart

March 17, 2021 @ 1:00PM — March 21, 2021 @ 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Retreat at Well of Mercy

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Join Us at Well of Mercy for this Retreat

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Heart shaped photography of sky in the rain forest. nature ...

Blessed Be The Longing That Brought You Here.

John O'Donohue

Join us for an inner and outer journey to your Heart. This guided retreat will be an introduction to the tapestry of weaving toward the Heart with an introduction into Celtic practices that support the journey. This retreat will be held beginning March 17 which is St. Patrick's Day.

The beauty of nature at Well of Mercy is a perfect setting to allow yourself time and space in nature to listen more deeply to the Spirit within and around you. There will be time for inner reflection and time apart to listen deeply in the journey to the Heart.

The retreat includes opportunities to weave together ancient and modern wisdom for rest, reflection and renewal utilizing Celtic practices. The retreat will give you a chance to pause and seek the Sacred using Celtic practices that include solitude, silence, prayer, meditation, meditative music, scripture, reflective questions, journal writing, mindfulness, Celtic vision board, and time in nature for walks and forest bathing. This retreat will include special wisdom from the saints of the Celtic tradition including St. Patrick, St. Brigid and Catherine McCauley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.

Celtic practices and themes will be part of the tapestry that is woven during this retreat. Themes from the book Celtic Heart-Reflections for Life's Journey by Liz Babbs and selected readings from Prayers for the Earth by J. Phillip Newell and To Bless The Space Between Us by John O'Donohue will be included in the retreat.

Our retreat introduction begins on Sunday, March 14 at 4pm via a ZOOM call; allowing time to meet each other and have conversation before entering into the quiet. During the call we will lay the foundation for our guided retreat as we prepare to enter into a time with the Sacred.

Special services of Spiritual Direction, Massage and Healing Touch are available for additional fees. You will receive information on your confirmation email concerning contacting providers. If you have questions about a service, please contact the providers directly.

Retreat is led by Connie Hoffner, Program Coordinator & Healing Touch Practitioner and Sandra O'Brien, Well of Mercy's Executive Director.

MAX Number of Retreatants: 8

The retreat is limited to 8 participants. Early registration is encouraged.

Cost: Includes lodging for 4 nights, meals, retreat materials

$450 for private room

$590 for private cottage

Social distancing measures will be maintained during presentations, meals, as well as during alone time. Face coverings are required while inside (unless in private bedroom) and outside within 6' of others. Daily temperature checks are also part of our safety protocols.

Please contact our office at 704-539-5449 if you have questions about this retreat, our COVID protocols, or entering into silence.

Overnight Retreat Refund Policy - We understand that things may come up in your busy life to prevent you from being able to attend as planned. Please notify the office as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee (fee is non-transferable to another retreat). Note: cancellations within 7-days of the event, there is no refund. In these cases we will consider your payment a donation to our on-going ministry. You may sell or gift to a friend.

Blessings on your journey.