ANNUAL CLERGY RETREAT 2017
Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9, 2017
Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre | 67 Reid Road Stanley Bridge, PEI
THEME: “PAY ATTENTION!!” (Attentiveness and Mindfulness)
RETREAT LEADER: The Rev. Paul Jennings
Rev. Paul serves as Rector, Parish of Wilmot, Annapolis Valley. Paul, ordained in the Diocese of Montreal served a rural Parish and at the Cathedral. For twelve years Paul was Director, Pastoral Studies, Diocesan College, Montreal School of Theology. Four years ago, Paul and his wife, Elisabeth moved to the Valley, when Elisabeth was called to the Annapolis Royal United Church. An old farmhouse in Round Hill is their home In Paul’s words our Retreat will provide “the opportunity to reflect on and practice the discipline of attentiveness: to the created world around us; attentiveness to the complex otherness of the people we live with; attentiveness to the words the words that form us; attentiveness to the Spirit of Christ in our hearts. Through reflection on nature, Scripture, poetry and music we will attend to the warm presence of the Spirit in the silence around us, and allow ourselves to be filled, calmed and refreshed.” ***This year, we will experience the Retreat in the new Retreat Centre, Our Lady of Hope, replacing Belcour Retreat Centre. The Retreat Centre overlooks New London Bay and the sand dunes of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Centre is completely accessible and each single room furnished with queen size bed and full bathroom. ***To check out the Retreat Centre go to: Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre: Diocese of Charlottetown. The Retreat begins on Monday, June 5th, at 5:00p.m. with Evening Prayer and supper. It ends on Friday, June 9th after breakfast. The structure of the Retreat revolves around regular worship throughout the day, presentations by the Retreat Leader, extended periods of silence, and times of quiet conversation (in designated areas). The Centre is close to the seashore and wooded areas. Cost: $220.00 Retreat Centre and $20.00 pre-registration plus your transportation Request for Funding may be made to the Clergy Wellness Fund.
Appllication Link: 2017 Retreat Application