Paris – A Pilgrimage of Contemplative Prayer in the City of Light

May 12, 2015 - May 20, 2015


May 12-20, 2015

Paris—the City of Light—is a feast for the senses, stunning us with its art, architecture, beauty and historic treasures. It is also home to several surprising new centers of contemplative awareness and mission, which bring their own special light to this urban context. This joining of the ancient and new creates a powerful spiritual landscape for transformation and renewal. It invites our prayer and deepening trust in the Spirit’s surprising movements among us.

Our days in Paris will include visits to museums, churches and other historic sites; worship with two of the new contemplative communities; guided prayer times in our pilgrim community; and spacious free time to make our own discoveries.  Different from the tourist-urgency to do and see everything, we will practice the art of going slowly.  Our contemplative pilgrimage invites us to take our time and reflect deeply on the light of God’s Spirit that is revealed in the masterpiece that is Paris and in our own lives.

We hope you will join us for this contemplative journey in the City of Light and that it will nourish your spiritual heart, open your eyes to fresh possibilities and callings, and deepen your courage and trust in the Spirit’s presence among us.

Date:          May 12-20, 2015 (eight nights)
Place:        Paris, France
Leaders:     Carole Crumley and other Shalem staff
Lodging: Comfortable en suite lodging in the quiet sanctuary of a lovely retreat center in the heart of Paris. Space is limited.
Meals: 13 total: 8 breakfasts; 5 dinners; lunches on own; one special afternoon tea at La Duree
Per person Price: $3,395, not including airfare and transfers from airport to retreat center
$500 non-refundable deposit to hold your place
$325 Single Room Supplement (optional and based on availability)
$1,448 due now
$1,447 due 2/1/15 (as well as single supplement)

To download an application form, please click here.
Space is limited on this journey, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you can.