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Wisdom of the Christian Mystics Retreat

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - November 8 @ 5:30 pm


It’s become an annual tradition! Every fall I co-facilitate this retreat with Brother Elias, the author of Tears of an Innocent God. Sign up soon — the retreat almost always fills up early.

Wisdom of the Christian Mystics
(Br. Elias & Carl McColman)
From the Desert Fathers to Julian of Norwich to Thomas Merton, Christian history is filled with stories of men and women who experienced a profound sense of God’s presence in their lives. Can the teachings of the mystics still speak to us today?  The mystics themselves would say “Yes.”  Furthermore, their message is not just for priests, monks or nuns, but is indeed meant for the entire people of God.  With this in mind, during this weekend we will look at several ways that the wisdom of the Christian mystics can provide insight and inspiration for our age, including the universal call to holiness, St. Paul’s directive to “pray without ceasing,” and the promise from the Psalms to “Be still and know that I am God.”

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November 6 @ 5:30 pm
November 8 @ 5:30 pm
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Monastery of the Holy Spirit
2625 Highway 212 SW
Conyers, GA 30094 United States
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