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“Come to peace and a thousand around you will be saved.”
– Saint Seraphim, 18th century Russian staretz

Registration for Coming to Peace is now Closed. 
For further information, please email us.

The Community of Hope lay pastoral care ministry at Saint Barnabas invites you to a day of retreat, reflection, learning, and fellowship.

In joy, we will come together, seeking peace within ourselves – mind, body, and spirit – so we may offer our best, whole selves in service to God and one another.

Please see below for more information and to register!

The Day’s Schedule: 

8:15am-8:45am………..Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45am-9:20am………..Words of Welcome & Morning Prayer
9:20am-10:20am………Benedictine Balance: A Path to Peace – Br. Michael Gallagher, OSB

10:30am-11:20am Workshop I – Coming to Peace: Mind
(A) Quieting the Mind: Giving God the Space to be God in Us; or
(B) Mindful Connection: Exploring the Links between Meditation & Relationships; or
(C) The Rule of Benedict

11:30am-12:20pm Taizé Worship Service

12:30pm-1:20pm Lunch

1:30pm-2:20pm Workshop II – Coming to Peace: Body
(A) Basics of Mindful Yoga (mats will be provided, moderate activity level); or
(B) Meditative Breathing & Seated Movement (participants may remain seated throughout); or
(C) Sacred Walking: The Labyrinth (please wear comfortable shoes)

2:30pm-3:20pm Workshop III – Coming to Peace: Spirit
(A) Artful Meditation: Seeing with the Eye of Your Heart; or
(B) Chant: The Psalms Are for Singing; or
(C) Writing Stew for the Soul: From Journaling to Limericks & Back Again

3:30pm-4pm Mid-Afternoon Prayer & Closing: Going in Peace

4:00pm-5:00pm…………Please join us in Hutton Hall following the program for light refreshments and fellowship. (Optional)

Coming to Peace Schedule (downloadable version)