Simple Faith

May 26, 2015 - May 28, 2015


Guided Retreat: May 26 – 28, 2015

We are living through times of great upheaval, when many of our imagined ‘certainties’ are crumbling.

The question of faith is not immune to this disintegration, and for many people who would describe themselves as people of faith, there are more questions than answers. So what does it mean to be a person of faith in today’s world?

We will look at some of the big questions: Who is ‘God’ for us, and who is Jesus? Can faith be simple? How can it reveal itself in action and become transformative energy?

Led by Margaret Silf, who was born and raised in Sheffield, England, and describes herself as “an ecumenical Christian committed to working across and beyond the denominational boundaries.”

Although a Christian since her teens, she experienced a genuine return to God in her mid-30s, aided by a Jesuit. Today she calls herself a “boundary dweller” no longer belonging to a particular Christian denomination — more at home outside the institutional church than within.

She is a prolific author and retreat conductor. Her books include

  • Inner Compass, Sacred Spaces: Stations on a Celtic Way
  • The Other Side of Chaos
  • Just Call Me Lopez
  • Simple Faith

  • Arrivals and registration: 2-4 pm Friday; ends: 1:30 pm Sunday.
  • Fee: $250; deposit: $50.
  • Registration: see here »