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Walking in the Light of God’s Presence: May 17-20, 2018

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm-Sunday 2:00 pm, May 17-20, 2018
Leader: Br. Nicholas Bartoli, SSJE

Please join us at the monastery for a time of silent retreat and reflection. In this four-day retreat we will embrace silence and stillness as a way to deepen our lives of prayer. By exploring the practice of contemplation, we will deepen our experience of walking in the light of God’s presence, learning how to let our souls rest in the loving embrace of the Holy One. We will be working with the ancient monastic model of one’s journey of prayer through three stages: Praktikos, Theoretikos and Gnostikos.

Walking in the Light of God's Presence: May 17-20, 2018

Space is limited on this program retreat, we invite you to request a place by completing the form below. We will respond to your request quickly and let you know the next steps. Please do not make travel plans until we have confirmed your place.
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We ask that you request only one retreat per year to allow everyone the opportunity to share in our ministry. Thank you.

Questions: please contact the Guesthouse Manager by e-mail at guesthouse@ssje.org or by telephone at (617) 876-3037 extension 10.

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  1. Ruth West on July 6, 2017 at 00:50

    I love the name given to your retreat, “Walking in the light of God’s presence.” That is our calling and our privilege. Wish I were close enough to attend. May it be a time of closeness to our Lord Christ and fellowship with one another.

    • Hospitality on July 23, 2017 at 08:26

      Thank you, Ruth. You may be interested in the book “The Book of Mystical Chapters” by John McGuckin which explores the sayings of the desert fathers related to the three-fold path mentioned in the retreat description. Wishing you God’s stillness, light, and love, and the peace and joy of Christ.

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