Icon Writing Retreat

Sing to the LordSing to the Lord

JANUARY 29 - February 2, 2018

2018 ICON: TBA

Come join us for a remarkable pre-Lenten retreat opportunity!  These ancient images of Christ, Mary, and the saints have come down to us from the earliest Christians. Icons have been called "windows to heaven." And though retreat guests are using paints, they're actually icon *writing*.

The Icon Writing retreat is led by Pastor Anne Deneen, Pastor Paul Sinnott and Pastor Nancy Beckwith. By the end of this week long retreat, you will have completed an icon to take home with you. No prior artistic experience is necessary -- just a willingness to enter into the process and meditate on Christ in this hands-on retreat. All materials will be supplied. Instruction in technique as well as historical and theological background of icons will be provided.

The 2017 icon was Julian of Norwich. The instructors had written permission to adapt it for this retreat from the iconographer Virginia Wieringa whose website is HERE. Join us in January 2018 for a prayerful and creative retreat.

Recommended reading in preparation for the retreat:

Rowan Williams, The Dwelling of the Light: Praying with Icons of Christ

John Baggley, Doors of Perception: Icons and Their Spiritual Significance

As always at Calumet, the food and lodging are superb. Opportunities for worship, reflection and conversation will be offered.

  See Pictures from the Icon Writing Retreat of 2016

Cost in 2017: $340 per person (meals, lodging, and supplies)

Contact Alice for more information or to make your reservation.

  (603) 539-3223 ext. 220    alice@calumet.org

Camp Calumet

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PO Box 236 
W Ossipee, NH 03890

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1090 Ossipee Lake Rd
Freedom, NH 03836

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