Ora et Labora – Prayer and Work retreat
May 10 @ 10:00 am - May 14 @ 3:00 pm$300
Ora et Labora retreat
Explore a week of attentive prayer and work.
The retreat will be an immersive experience of the Benedictine practices of work and prayer. Each day will include times of gathered prayer, common work, reading, and reflection. What happens to us and to our awareness of God when we enter into the rhythms and practices of these days? How might this experience influence the way we shape our days?
We will look to the Rule of Benedict and the writings of Brother Lawrence, and each other to help guide our thoughts about these practices of work and prayer.
Each guest will have a private room or cabin and all meals will be provided for from Monday lunch through Friday lunch. The work will mostly be light to medium manual labor with flexibility to meet people’s needs and abilities.
We will begin at 10am on Monday and close at 3pm on Friday. Arrangements will need to be made if you want to arrive earlier or stay later. The recommended amount for this retreat is $300. The number of participants will be capped at four.
Email Kevin with any questions.
Anticipated Daily Schedule
8 am morning prayer
9 am Input and setting out the day
9:30-11:45 am Work
12 noon Mid-day prayer
12:30 pm Mid-day meal
1-2:30 pm free time/reading
2:30-4 pm work (no work on Wednesday pm)
4:15 pm Discussion
5 pm Vespers
5:30 pm evening meal
(Participants are expected to pray an early morning and/or evening liturgy on their own. Liturgies available if needed.)