Quest by Question

June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017
West ParkNY


Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18, 2017

Led by Paul Kimmerling and Sr. Elizabeth Broyles, CMA

For millennia, we humans have grappled with the great questions that arise on the spiritual quest. The scriptures grapple, too. What is my relationship with God? My sisters and brothers? Creation? “Am I my brother’s keeper?” asks Cain of God. Jesus queries the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?”

Rainer Maria Rilkes’ advice, “be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves,” points us to a powerful way to journey. Come and practice this with us. Listen soulfully with others on the Way as we explore our nourishing and challenging questions. Bring your own questions, your curiosity, and a journal.

Sr. Elizabeth Broyles, CMA, is a spiritual director and retreat leader, A lifelong Christian and an Episcopal priest, she has passionately followed her own questions in concert with several other spiritual paths among world religious traditions. She delights in the adventure of journeying with others who are on the quest for a deeper, whole-self encounter with the Divine—Knowable and Unknowable. She is co-founder of the Companions of Mary the Apostle, an ecumenical community that welcomes people of all genders.

Paul Kimmerling is a retreat and workshop leader, spiritual director and practitioner of contemplative photography. His current programs include “Live the Questions, “a weeklong retreat on the lives of Saints Francis and Clare, in Assisi, Italy, and “Loving the World: Photography as Spiritual Practice. “Through 2012, he was a lay leader at Christ the King, Stone Ridge, and St Andrew’s, New Paltz, where he contributed programing and preaching. He is Board President of the Companions of Mary the Apostle, an emerging ecumenical community in Accord, IVE. Read more about Paul and his is offerings at

Cost: $300, deposit: $80

Categories: Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction  |  Theology