A Guided Silent Retreat
with Dawn Stringfield
September 21-23, 2018
Do you find yourself inundated by the never-ending barrage of noise in the world? Is it difficult to still your mind because of the constant internal chatter? What would it be like to have a weekend of silence to be present to the moment? How would it feel to unplug the cell phone, tablet, and laptop and allow yourself time and space to listen more deeply to the Spirit within and around you?
If you see yourself in these questions, then “Come to the Quiet” of Mercy Conference and Retreat Center for a guided silent retreat. Mindfully walk the labyrinth and our beautiful grounds; soak up the sacred space of our main chapel and two smaller chapels; read, reflect, journal, pray; or simply rest.
The retreat has minimal structure, is guided rather than preached or directed. You are welcome to meet with the retreat director for informal spiritual companioning.
The “Come to the Quiet” retreat begins in silence with dinner, Friday, September 21, 5:30 pm and concludes Sunday, September 23, 11:00 am.
Dawn Stringfield has been a contemplative most of her adult life, practicing forms of centering prayer and meditation for over 30 years. From 2004 through 2011, she led a weekly Virtual Community of Prayer reaching hundreds of people around the world weaving together scripture readings, modern wisdom, reflection questions, and prayers. She is a singer/songwriter of liturgical music which has been shared in worship, prayer services, and during retreats. Dawn ministers as Executive Director of Mercy Conference and Retreat Center, Board President of All Among Us (serving homeless women), and volunteers with website work for the Associates of the Sacred Heart (of which she is a member) and Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis.
Cost: $150- includes private room/private bath and all meals. Number of participants is limited. This special price is available thanks to an anonymous donation.
Additional Opportunity on Saturday, Sept. 22: Lucy Freeman, mindfulness practitioner and guide, is leading “Mindfulness in Nature”. You may add her guided experience to “Come to the Quiet” for an additional $25 (regular fee $40). “Mindfulness in Nature” details are on our website.