Soaking in the Sweetness of Silence
September 22, 2021 @ 11:00AM — September 24, 2021 @ 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
A Time to Listen for Wisdom’s Way in the Home Where the Sisters Lived & Prayed
Discover the peace and serenity that come when you are relieved of the sound of your own voice and from the responsibility of listening and responding to others. In silence, we experience the joy of just being who we are in the moment. We are free to hear the music of nature and the beating of our own hearts. We become more attuned to the world around us, and we reconnect with the Divine presence. In silence we are better able to hear the still, small voice of God offering us wisdom, guidance, and clarity for our journey.
During “Soaking in the Sweetness of Silence”, participants will yield their voices and their electronic devices for 48 hours as they share companionable silence together as a community. (Speaking to staff is always allowed if you need assistance or have an emergency.)
Accommodations: Well of Mercy is pleased to introduce The Sisters House as our beautiful new venue to accommodate small group gatherings. Nestled behind the chapel on private landscaped grounds, the Sisters House has four large bedrooms, each with a queen or full bed, its own screened-in porch with ceiling fan, and private bath. There is a spacious living/dining room area and a large, fully equipped kitchen.
This retreat is limited to four participants with prior experience with silent retreat. We begin on Wednesday, with check-in at the Sisters’ House between 10:00 – 11:30 am and gather for lunch at noon, to introduce ourselves and set our intention for sharing two days of silence in community. At the close of lunch, we will enter into silence until Friday morning. While you soak in the sweetness of silence, you are free to spend the time anyway you like. You may wander along the nature trail and prayer path, walk the labyrinth, journal, read for pleasure, whatever makes you happy. On Friday morning, we will gather at 10:00 am, reclaim our voices, and share our impressions of what soaking in the sweetness of silence meant to each of us. The retreat will end at 11:00 am Friday.
The cost of the retreat is $380, which includes:
- Two nights’ accommodations at the Sisters House in a private room with screened-in porch and private bath. Private coffee service provided in room with access to a refrigerator and are welcome to bring beverages or supplemental food items.
- All meals will be served in the Sisters House to include lunch and dinner Wednesday, all meals Thursday, and breakfast Friday. Snacks, tea, and coffee provided throughout.
- A one-hour private session of spiritual direction with Jane Motsinger.
- Foot soak with essential oils.
- A copy of Well’s Prayer Path Meditation Booklet and other relevant materials, which will enhance the experience of soaking in the sweetness of silence.
Come experience the silence in this special home where the Sisters lived and prayed.
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 or you may sell or gift to a friend.
Well of Mercy is a ministry of hospitality and healing sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.