The Hospitality of Abraham

August 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014


Guided Retreat: September 19-21, 2014

This weekend retreat will focus on the icon, “The Hospitality of Abraham”, by Andrei Rublev [link »], based on the narrative of Genesis 18. We will examine the text and the icon itself in detail.

There will be guided meditation, and opportunities to explore the physical environment in which this episode is set, as well as consideration of the feelings and emotions of Abraham and Sarah.

The retreat will be mainly silent, with a chance to meet each other at the beginning and to speak about the retreat during the final session.

The retreat will be set in the rhythm of the Sisterhood’s daily Eucharist and Divine Office and will provide an opportunity for rest, refreshment and meditation.

The Ven. Stephen RoweLed by the Ven. Stephen Rowe, a life-long Anglican born in Coventry, UK, and currently a priest in the Diocese of New Westminster. His working years have been spent in smaller or mid-sized parishes in urban settings in BC and the Diocese of Oxford, UK. He has been a regional archdeacon for 6 years and in his present parish for 12 years. His main interests are spirituality, vocation and discernment.

Icon image from Wikipedia » /Photo of the Ven. Stephen Rowe from the Vancouver Anglican »

  • Arrivals and registration: 2–4 pm Friday; ends 1:30 pm Sunday.
  • Fee: $220; deposit: $50.
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