March 6th-10th, 2017
Come join us for a remarkable 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 will be Julian of Norwich. The instructors have written permission to adapt it for this retreat from the iconographer Virginia Wieringa whose website is HERE. Join us in March of 2017 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.
Cost in 2017: $340 per person (meals, lodging, and supplies)
Contact Alice for more information or to make your reservation.