Finding the Sacred through Poetry: Lectio Divina and the Joy of Diving Deep

May 31, 2016 - June 3, 2016
West Park NY

Finding the Sacred through Poetry: Lectio Divina and the Joy of Diving Deep

Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3, 2016

Led by Kim Langley


Lectio Divina refers to prayerful reading; it is a three-part, meditative method that lends itself perfectly to the act of discovering our deeper selves through poetry just as it does through scripture. In this retreat, participants will lean in to the process of lectio and encounter some exceptional poems for spiritual enrichment. There is no expectation that retreatants will write their own poems, although journal time will be given.  There will be a nice balance of time alone and in sharing. Themes that we will explore include the lovely imperfect, wabi sabi spirituality, and personal transformation through trials and joys. Poets who will invite us to find delight even in an imperfect world during this retreat will include Mary Oliver, Billy Collins and Theodore Roethke.

Kim has an M.Ed. from Duquesne University in Religious Education and a B.A. in English, with a cluster in poetry from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is also a certified Spiritual Director through the Haden Institute. Kim facilitates many retreats and workshops annually and is president of her own speaking/training/coaching company, LifeBalance Enterprises. Kim is a Certified Pastoral Minister and is a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland. Her avocation and passion for the past 10 years is facilitation of programs that introduce seekers of all kinds to praying with poetry. Learn more about Kim’s ministry at

Cost: $310, deposit: $80

Categories: Prayer  |  Retreats  |  The Arts