Journey to the Heart of Love: A Passage through Holy Week (week-long retreat) with Laura Ruth, Steven Bonsey, Adwoa Lewis-Wilson

Apr 14-21, 2019

This is an invitation to practice together, following from within the map given through the events of Holy Week, in a container of deep silence and recollection. To gently begin to enter into the heart of what it might be to ‘stand by’ in the spirit of Mary Magdalene. To open to the possibility that we may accompany, as Cynthia Bourgeault has written, and bear witness to “Jesus on his timeless passage through death, to the very source of life, and back into the world”, touching upon “the intense transformational energy of the Pascal Mystery”.

Conscious love and awakened presence; interconnectedness and dying to self; witness of the heart – these will be the themes that animate practices of silent prayer, conscious practical work, wisdom chant, lectio divina, sacred conversation, gesture and movement, and Eucharistic worship. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, along with Bourgeault’s beautiful Holy Week Liturgies, will weave their way into the experiential and participatory nature of the retreat.

Retreat Guides: Laura Ruth, the Rev. Steven Bonsey, & Adwoa Lewis-Wilson.
Week-long Retreat begins: Sunday, April 14th at 4:00 pm followed by a light supper.
Weekend Retreat begins: Maundy Thursday, April 18th at 12:00 pm with lunch.
Both Retreats end: Easter morning, Sunday, April 21st at 10:00 am with an optional brunch.
Cost: All are welcome and we are grateful for your support in the amount you feel you can afford. As a guideline, suggested contributions for these retreats are:
April 14 – April 21, 2018 week-long (7 nights) retreat: $575 includes $95 deposit. April 18 – April 21, 2018 weekend (3 nights) retreat $350 includes $75 deposit.
Venue: Guests receive the hospitality of Sandy & Roger Daly at beautiful Hallelujah Farm. Accommodations are in shared double rooms. Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional suggested contribution of $25 per night.
Information & Registration: Contact Laura at laurampruth@gmail.com. Checks may be made out to Incarnating Wisdom and mailed to Laura Ruth at 17 North Bear Swamp Road, North Middlesex, VT 05682. Click here to download the flyer.

To hold your place, the following deposits are requested: Week-long retreat: $95 is due by April 1. Weekend retreat: $75 is due by April 4.

This retreat is generously supported by The Friends of Incarnating Wisdom.

The Friends of Incarnating Wisdom enthusiastically invite your support as well.
Thanks to Helen Daly’s vision and generosity, the work has been seeded and begun. We look towards the future, grateful for the ongoing partnership in 2019 with Roger and Sandy Daly, and John Daly and Leigh Marthe of Hallelujah Farm, as we gather with a growing Wisdom community in practice together.