Light Sitting in Light

May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017
Collegeville MN

Light Sitting in Light

Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29, 2017

Led by Martin Laird


In one of his most important works, The Little Book of Clarification, the 14th-century Flemish mystic, Jan van Ruusbroec, writes: “Just as air is in the light of the sun, and the light of the sun is in the air, so too is God constantly in the being of the soul.”  Our precious time of sitting together in silence provides us the communal vulnerability to deepen our consent to the process of decluttering the mind, a decluttering that is as radical as it is freeing through the loving embrace of Silence and allows us to deepen our realization of what Ruusbroec realized in his own life.  Conferences will focus on the struggles we face while the grace of silence sets about its creative business of decluttering the mind of clinging to the illusion of separation.

There will be ample times for sitting in silence together, as well as for opportunities to share both in common and privately with Martin. Note: Unlike our other retreats, this retreat runs Friday (6 p.m.) through Monday (1 p.m.).

Categories: Prayer  |  Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction