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Fall Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Creation (Online and In-Person)
- Friday 09/30/2022 - Sunday 10/02/2022
- The retreat begins with a 6:00 pm Zoom session on Friday, September 30.
Join us for this Fall Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Creation beginning September 30. This soul-soothing retreat will help unearth guidance from nature so enable you to gently quiet everyday distractions and access deep spiritual tranquility. Dominican Center, in collaboration with Plainsong Farm, invites you to let your senses be revitalized by nature. Take part in an experience that will cultivate your ability to become silent and still, as you deeply listen and rest in God's presence.
Silence is God's first language.
~ John of the Cross
While you nurture and attend your inner garden it is our hope that you discover solitude in nature as a meaningful spiritual practice. In silence, we learn to listen — to ourselves and to God. In silence, we come to know ourselves and the reality of our lives more deeply. Allow prayerful silence to seed sacred spiritual growth for your journey.
The Sacred Seed Retreat is a personal silent retreat and is offered as a blended experience (online and in-person).
PLANT (Session I): FRIDAY / SEPTEMBER 30 / 6:00-8:00 pm
The focus of this guided gathering is to explore new seeds of possibility to emerge in your heart and life. Using Scripture and prayerful prompts, cultivate space in both your interior and exterior home to enhance quiet reflection. During this first session, you will briefly meet with your Retreat Spiritual Director who will prayerfully accompany you on your journey.
NURTURE IN NATURE (Session II): SATURDAY / OCTOBER 1
(in-person at Plainsong Farm in Rockford - COVID-19 safety guidelines in place)
During this in-person session at Plainsong Farm, experience a self-guided prayer pilgrimage that's both interactive and in harmony with the earth. After you register for the retreat, Dominican Center will contact you to confirm your time preference.
Saturday (October 1)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
10:00am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
2:00 pm to 4:00pm
HARVEST (Session III): SUNDAY / OCTOBER 2
(at Plainsong Farm)
The Sacred Seed Retreat experience concludes on Sunday with a sacred conversation with a Group Spiritual Director from 3:00-4:00 pm.