A Directed Retreat: Encouraging the Nurture of a Listening Heart

by / Thursday, 20 November 2014 / Published in Past Events

 A Directed Retreat: Encouraging the Nurture of a Listening Heart


March 17-19, 2015
Linwood Spiritual Center
Rhinebeck, New York

“And don’t we all, with fierce hunger, crave a space
of deep listening—full of quiet darkness and stars,
until finally we hear a syllable of God echoing in the cave of our hearts.”
– Macrina Wiederkehr

Cost: $150.00 per person (includes $50 non-refundable deposit) meals Tuesday lunch through Thursday lunch,  and two-nights single occupancy lodging

Guides: Ellen Ratmeyer, ordained Elder, and Spiritual Director
Arlene Wilhelm, Retired Minister of Word and Sacrament and Spiritual Director
Ella Campbell, ordained Elder, and Spiritual Director Reformed Church in America

To retreat is to step outside our normal lives in order to reflect on where we have been and where we might be going; to catch a glimpse of how we might live differently; and to listen to the still small voice of God.

During the retreat, there will be daily opportunity for meeting with a spiritual director to reflect on God’s presence and movement in one’s life as revealed in prayer, the events and relationships in one’s life, and the response to God that is being made by the retreatant. The director may offer suggestions for spiritual practices, Scripture, or other resources to support and deepen an awareness of and response to God.

There will be space during the retreat for silence (including some of the meals).

Rest will be honored…Renewal encouraged

To register, complete the attached form and mail to

Linwood Spiritual Center, 50 Linwood Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 along with $50 deposit (balance to be paid on arrival).

Deadline to register is February 15, 2015.

Arrive at Linwood Spiritual Center on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by 11:00 am. The retreat begins at 11:30 with welcome and introductions before lunch at noon. The retreat ends after lunch on Thursday, March 19, 2015. For more information contact Ellen Ratmeyer, ellenratmeyer@gmail.com , 518-767-2686 or cell: 973-951-8176.

To download the registration form and to view the retreat schedule, click here.

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