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Presence, Prayer and Writing from the Heart Retreat

August 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - August 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm


August 19 – 21, 2021

All of us have myriad stories to tell. Some involve your family history, spiritual journey, experiences in Nature or a life-changing situation. Stories can also take many forms — memoir, essay, poem, blog posts, or journal entries — but the most compelling are the ones written from the heart, those that touch and move us and sometimes even transform both the writer and reader. Writing from the heart demands attentiveness, honesty, courage and a commitment to engage with a creative process that pulls us into the unknown where we are often surprised at what surfaces. It’s a journey of discovery. And what can help are presence and prayer.

This writing retreat is structured for those currently working on a project, those who want to start one, or simply desire to spend time in beautiful surroundings playing with words. In addition to Centering Prayer sessions — Silence can be a portal to the Source of creativity and truth-telling — there will be ample opportunities to write, walk, think and just be.

Please see the link below for more information and to register.


August 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
August 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Anne A. Simpkinson


Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center
167 Neck Road
Madison,CT06443-0191United States
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