The Stillness Collective RENEWAL Retreat 
at Magnolia Cottage in Lancaster, PA

Do you long to create space for stillness, but struggle to know where to start?

 

What if you didn’t have to do it alone?

RENEWAL Retreat

The Stillness Collective is excited to announce our Renewal Retreat on Thursday, June 2, 2022 - Sunday, June 5, 2022 in the countryside of Lancaster, PA. 

 

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal.  After a long, cold winter, when it feels like everything is dead or dying, all of a sudden green sprouts start peeking out of the ground, and we start to explore what is growing anew. 

 

It is the same with our lives. We all go through seasons of dryness and death, when it feels like nothing is happening. This past season has felt especially difficult. But what if God has been allowing certain areas of our life to die or go dormant because He wants to do something new? Are we taking the time needed to pay attention to the little sprouts and the unfurling beauty starting to grow in the garden of our lives?  

 

Our retreat invites you to take a weekend in a beautiful countryside setting to foster times of silence, solitude and stillness - to pay attention to ways that God is bringing RENEWAL to your life.

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An introduction to silence, solitude and stillness

 The RENEWAL Retreat includes time of 

  • teaching 

  • guided meditations

  • enjoying spring bounty by picking strawberries and making fresh jam. 

  • silence/solitude/stillness

  • debrief and shared learning

 

We will be heading to the countryside in Lancaster, PA to Magnolia Cottage which overlooks 70+ acres of preserved farmland. There is space to rest and restore on long walks through farmland or sitting on the wraparound porch surrounded by cornfields. 

 

This retreat is for you if:

  • You feel tired and worn out and need time to rest and renew

  • You desire time for silence, solitude and stillness but find it difficult to incorporate in your everyday life

  • You are restored and replenished by nature and its beauty

Itinerary
(subject to change)

Thursday, June 2nd

    4:00pm - 6:00pm - Arrival
    6:00pm - 8:00pm - Dinner and Welcome
   8:00pm - 9:00pm - Group Lectio Divina

Friday, June 3rd

    7:30am - 8:30am - Movement/Meditation (optional)
    8:30am - 9:30am  - Breakfast
    9:30am - 12:00pm - Picking strawberries on an Amish Farm
   12:00pm - 1:30pm - Lunch
   1:30pm - 2:15pm - Teaching
   2:15pm - 6:00pm - Rest/Contemplation/Optional Individual Spiritual Direction
   6:00pm - 7:00pm - Dinner
   7:30pm - 8:45pm - Examen -  Debrief day together

Saturday, June 4th

    7:30am - 8:30am - Movement/Meditation (optional)
    8:30am - 9:30am - Breakfast
   9:30am - 12:00pm - Make Strawberry Jam  
   12:00pm - 1:30pm - Lunch
   1:30pm - 2:15pm - Teaching
   2:15pm - 6:00pm - Rest/Contemplation/Optional Individual Spiritual Direction
   6:00pm - 7:00pm - Dinner
   7:30 pm - 8:45 pm - Examen -  Debrief day together

Sunday, June 5th

   7:30am - 8:30am - Movement/Meditation (optional)
   8:30am - 9:30am - Breakfast
   10:30am -11:30am - Ignatian Contemplation on Renewal/Rebirth
   12:00pm - 1:30pm - Lunch
   1:00pm - Closing and goodbye
   2:00pm- Departure

 

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Image by Sarah Janes

What is included

  • All meals starting with dinner on June 2nd and ending with lunch on June 5th

  • Accommodations at Magnolia Cottage, a private home overlooking preserved farmland

  • Picking and making strawberry jam (you will leave with a jar of jam to take home)

  • Teachings and workshops

  • A patio, fire pit, and places to walk through the countryside

  • Transportation to and from the train station in Lancaster

What is excluded

  • Transportation

  • Travel Insurance

  • Any additional activities

  • Costs of any miscellaneous activities or sightseeing not included in the retreat itinerary.

  • Transportation costs to any excursions not included in the retreat itinerary. 

  • Any shopping, tipping, or donation costs.

  • Accommodations or meals for any extra night's stay. 

  • Optional Individual Spiritual Direction (limited sessions available as an add-on)

Rooms and Pricing

Option A:  Shared King Size Bed in a Large Private Room with private en suite bathroom -  $1440 for two people
Option B:  Private Twin XL Bed in a shared room (with one other person) - attached Jack and Jill bathroom, shared with one other room (4 available) - $688 per person
Option C:  Private Double Bed in a shared room (with one other person) - hallway bathroom shared with one other room (1 available) - $696
Option D:  Private Twin XL Bed in a shared room (with one other person) - hallway bathroom shared with one other room (3 available) - $664