UPCOMING RETREATS/workshops | 2018


Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:30 AM-3 PM | Benedictine Monastery, Bristow, Virginia

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The Benedictine 12 Steps of Humility Plus One

Deaconess Kathy Garrison came to the Lutheran diaconate from a nursing background and has been a Deacon for 19 years. Her focus has always been pastoral care. She worked as a chaplain for nearly 10 years and also taught and directed a pastoral care training program through the Pastoral Counseling of Northern Virginia non-profit. Please contact Carolyn Cockroft at and for additional information.  


Saturday, April 28, 2018 | St. James Episcopal Church | Austin, TX

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Come to Your Senses

Heritage West Region is hosting a day retreat, Saturday, April 28, from 9-2.  Location is St. James Episcopal Church,  1941 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721“Praying the liturgy of hours through the senses of sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste.”  Similar to the Benedictine practice of praying the hours, our facilitator, Kathleen Phillips, will guide participants toward  experiencing how varying prayer styles can lead to freshen our time with God.  Each of the five sessions will include a brief talk about one of the senses , then individually followed by a choice of prayer styles that incorporate that sense.  There will also be time for reflection and relaxation.  Kathleen is the Director of Formation in Direction, a spiritual director school, in Bryan, Texas.  A light lunch will be provided. For information or to register, contact Pat Beachy, Deadline to register is April 24.