Praying with the English Mystics: Wisdom for Today from Julian of Norwich and The Cloud of Unknowing
Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4, 2016
:: Led by Carl McColman
England boasts a remarkable heritage of saints, mystics, and contemplatives — prayerful followers of Jesus Christ whose ancient wisdom remains surprisingly relevant even for our time.
What can we learn from our “spiritual heroes” of the past? Do they have something to teach us today, as we strive to live out our faith in the twenty-first century? Can a medieval woman like Julian of Norwich, or a manual of contemplation like The Cloud of Unknowing, really help us to grow closer to God, deepen our daily prayer, and find a greater sense of Divine Intimacy in the ordinary moments of our life? The answer is YES! This retreat, which combines interesting insights into the wisdom of the past with practical guidance for meditation, contemplation and prayer today, celebrates the uniquely English contribution to Christian spirituality with an eye to applying its timeless teachings to today’s world.
The retreat will be led by Carl McColman, author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism and the forthcoming Christian Mystics: 108 Seers, Saints and Sages.
Cost: $325; deposit: $80