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Women Writers Workshop
Thursday, March 8 - Sunday, March 11
A One-Day Lenten Retreat
Friday, March 23, 10 am - 3 pm
Short Introduction to Centering Prayer
Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8
Resting in the Quiet Heart: A Mountain Yoga Retreat
Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10
Using the Enneagram for Spiritual Growth
Sunday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 5
Women Writers Workshop
Thursday, September 13 - Sunday, September 16
Mysticism & Mindfulness in the Work of Hildegard of Bingen
Friday, September 21, 10 am - 3 pm
Advanced Centering Prayer: Deepening the Silence
Sunday – Sunday, November 25 – December 2
A Short Advent Retreat
Friday, December 7, 10 am - 3 pm
Thursday – Sunday, March 8 - 11
Thursday – Sunday, September 13 - 16
$304 Full Program (per Weekend)
$169 Commuter Rate (includes all meals)
$58 Day Student
Some people dream and talk of writing, while others just do it. Writing is often a lonely pursuit, but it is the most satisfying expression of our thoughts and feelings. You may find that it's much easier to write in the company of like-minded people and with the guidance of a professional who loves to encourage others in the craft of writing. Join this group of women writers to capture memories, define thoughts, express emotions, bring order out of chaos.
New writers are most welcome.
A native of Thessaloniki, Greece, Katerina Whitley has worked as a church journalist on the diocesan and national levels, taught at universities, and is the author of six books.
You are welcome to attend one or both workshops. Full Program rate covers all lodging, meals, and program costs. Commuter rate includes meals and program costs. Deepen and hone your craft, get to know some wonderful women, and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Valle Crucis for a long weekend. What could be better?
Friday, March 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$52 covers lunch, programming, and your own copy of Walking the Way of Sorrows: Stations of the Cross;
Thursday overnight accommodations available for $45
Observing Lent in memory and practice is a tradition dear to the heart of many Christians. Lent brings the whole liturgical year into focus. This is what our faithmeans—the Incarnation in all its awesome meaning: God with us in our everyday lives and in our sorrows. And we, during these forty days, remember and make the effort to participate in the historic events of Jesus’ suffering.
Our day retreat will urge us to participate rather than observe. Together we will highlight the steps and hours on the Via Dolorosa and we will visit the woodcuts of The Stations of the Cross as magined by the artist Noyes Long.
Katerina Whitley is the author of Walking the Way of Sorrows: Stations of the Cross, among other books. She will lead the experience of participation in the greatest drama humanity ever witnessed.