Spring Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey in Nature (Online and In-Person)

May 06, 2021 / Thursday - May 09, 2021 / Sunday

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Join us for Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Stillness beginning May 6. 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.

This personal retreat is offered as a blended experience (online and in-person).

PLANT (Session I): THURSDAY / MAY 6 / 6:30-8:00 pm

(via Zoom)

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. 

Plainsong Farm LogoNURTURE IN NATURE (Session II): FRIDAY or SATURDAY / MAY 7 or 8

(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 day and time preference.

Plainsong Farm is located at 6677 12 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341

Friday (May 7)

10:00 am to Noon or 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Saturday (May 8)

10:00 am to Noon or 1:00 to 3:00 pm


(via Zoom)

The Sacred Seed retreat experience concludes on Sunday with a 45-minute sacred conversation with your retreat spiritual director.


After you register for the retreat, you will receive an email from Dominican Center with a map to Plainsong Farm, information on what to expect, and forms that will need to be reviewed, signed, and returned to Dominican Center before the retreat begins.

Download the Sacred Seed Retreat guidelines and suggestions here.


If you have any additional questions, please contact Dominican Center via email at programs@dominicancenter.com.


For your time at Plainsong Farm, please understand face coverings are required. You will be outside for the majority or all of your time at the farm, giving plenty of room for social distancing. There is a small indoor area for meditation and prayer or to take a break from the elements - windows will be open throughout your retreat time and retreatants are asked to enter this area one at a time.


$165 - the registration fee covers all three sessions. Refunds for cancellations cannot be made after May 1, 2021.

  • Presenter: Dominican Center and Plainsong Farm Retreat Team
  • Date: Thursday 05/06/2021 - Sunday 05/09/2021
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