Adelynrood Retreat in June

May 3, 2012

Adelynrood is a conference and retreat center in the woods of Byfield, MA north of Boston. It was started about a hundred years ago by the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. The “companions” are a group of women all around the world who commit their individual lives (wherever they live) to a Rule of Intercessory Prayer, Thanksgiving and Simplicity of Life. Their prayer goals include “the Unity of all God’s People, God’s Mission in the World, and Social Justice.”

On June 15-17, I will lead a Friday to Sunday retreat there. I am grateful for the invitation to be the presenter for the weekend. I like the idea of being at a century-long prayer-soaked place. Below is a description of the retreat.

Praying and Playing — Letting Down Our Guard to Let God In
Program includes: Friday dinner – Sunday lunch:  June 15-17, 2012

Prayer and play both encourage us to let down our guard and become childlike. Praying in Color is an active, meditative, and playful prayer practice that uses pen, paper, and markers to create an entrance into stillness and listening. Participants will learn this versatile prayer practice through intercession and lectio divina. Song, movement, and playful exercises will invite our bodies and spirits into community, prayer and worship. If you have a short attention span and a restless body OR would like to talk to God without words OR are just looking for a new way to let God in, come experience Praying in Color. Absolutely no artistic ability is necessary! Supplies provided.

For more information and to register click here. Sign up and bring a friend.