In this retreat we will be exploring the ancient practice of creating a “rule of life,” which is a creative, reflective process of discerning what matters most and how to shape our everyday lives in response to the Spirit. How can we meaningfully (and realistically!) integrate presence to the Sacred into the reality of lives full of work, family, and other responsibilities? How can we shape our time and priorities for what is most life-giving and important to us? How is the Spirit inviting us to embrace a new life rhythm that balances action and renewal?
Recommended Preparation Resource: At Home in the World: A Rule of Life for the Rest of Us by Margaret Guenther (This resource includes questions and prompts for further reflection at the end of each chapter. Many of these will be used to guide our practice and prayer at the retreat.)
“The creation of a rule of life can be a stimulating exercise because it compels us to reflect candidly on our stewardship of our time, energy, and our very selves. It compels us to ask: do I take God seriously, as the foundation of all that I believe, do, and am?” –Margaret Guenther, At Home in the World, p.33
What is a rule of life? Found out more in this practice, “A Rule of Life for Families”
Housing is not provided for this retreat. Meals are included in the registration fee. The opening session will begin at 7PM Friday night and the retreat will end at noon on Sunday.
Download the PDF of the retreat flier here: lifeinthespirit-kirtlandretreat