A Mothers Retreat
May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for a Retreat for mothers of all ages, from new mothers with babies to empty nesters and grandmothers. The purpose of the Retreat is this: to invite and make possible for the retreatants an encounter with God of greater depth and beauty than normal, done in silence both alone and with the other retreatants, and guided through Talks and Conversations and in Quiet into fresh ways of considering in Christ the meaning and practice of each one’s identity as a woman, and in their roles as mother.
The structure of the Mothers Retreat is skillfully in the hands of Spiritual Director Tara Ludwig who has special gifts and capacities at knowing how to lead a group into the depths in accessible, surprising, and widely enriching ways. Enjoy some time “set aside” for you with God, and with other mothers who are doing this also – on the weekend before the celebration of Mother’s Day. Marilynne Robinson, the celebrated novelist, wrote, in her novel Gilead (2004): “Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life.” Or again, “Nothing true can be said about God from a posture of defense.” And Alice Walker in her highly esteemed The Color Purple (1982) – “I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering ‘bout the big things and asking ‘bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.”
Please RSVP below so that we can add you to the attendee list and keep you updated on details. There is no set Retreat “fee” (we do not want anyone to be excluded due to a cost!), but any donations to the Faber Institute would be appreciated.