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Baltimore Yearly Meeting is the regional organizing unit for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the area of central Pennsylvania, Maryland, parts of West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. It is through membership in a Yearly Meeting that individual Quakers become connected with the larger Quaker movement worldwide. "In fellowship, in deep listening, in waiting worship, in commitment to each other, it richly rewards those who embrace the challenge of being a Yearly Meeting Friend." (2011 draft Faith and Practice)

SEED TIME: A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends

Friday, February 7, 2020Sunday, February 9, 2020
The Retreat House of Holy Cross Abbey (Berryville, VA)

Participants will experience the distinctly Quaker way of knowing solitude in community. We will go deep together in expectant waiting, attending to the divine stirrings within, ready to open to Grace. There will be individual time for prayer, reflection, rest, and walks. Meals will be taken in silence, and you’ll be welcome to read, journal, do handwork or artwork, or engage in similar quiet activity in the common spaces. There will also be opportunities to share in small reflection groups, as well as an invitation to meeting with a retreat leader if you wish. Anyone who would like to hear the monks chant the Psalms will be welcome in the Abbey chapel during Divine Office. The Retreat House is a modern structure, and its rooms are simple but comfortable – single occupancy, each with its own bathroom. Leaders Rita Willett and Catherine Cox are both graduates of the School of the Spirit Ministry’s program On Being a Spiritual Nurturer, and Rita was a teacher in that program. She holds a degree from Earlham School of Religion and has been a student in Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program. Catherine is a graduate of Shalem’s Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats Program. The full cost is $280, minimum fee is $200.

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