We enter Holy Week remembering the last days of Jesus’ life. We recall the accounts of shouts of “Hosanna,” a last supper, an anointing of myrrh, prayers at Gethsemane, the kiss of betrayal, all leading to an arrest and cries of “Crucify Him!” 

The week invites us to reflection on our lives. We are invited to ponder who we are in Christ. We are encouraged to consider our connection to God.

 This day retreat on the grounds of the Villa de Matel and will provide us with quiet space to ponder, pray, and reflect. Several periods of Centering Prayer will be offered through the day, with basic instruction on the prayer for those who have never practiced it. The rest of the retreat will be in silence, as those on retreat walk, rest, pray, and listen for the inner whisper of God’s Spirit. While some scripture and prayer prompts will be offered, each person on retreat will be given space through the day to interact with God as they are led to do.

Ruah Retreat Center at the Villa de Matel is a ministry of The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. They offer those on retreat the gift of silence space for prayer and listening to God. The facility includes walking trails on 40 acres of grounds, as well as various rooms for prayer and creative expression. The noon meal is served and eaten silently in the Ruah Dining Room. 

Cost for the retreat is $45. Questions may be directed to Lori Anderson, LAnderson@chapelwood.org. Registration deadline is noon on Monday, April 8.

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