Companions on the Inner Way
led by Visiting Pastor Jeff Powell and Alba Powell
On 16 June we will be returning to the Abbaye-Fleury, a historic Benedictine monastery on the banks of the Loire about two hours from Paris. The theme of the retreat will be "Companions on the Inner Way," and will be led by Visiting Pastor Jeff Powell and Alba Powell. The retreat will explore how we as a community of Christ-followers share in the daily rhythm of life that is immersed in prayer, Bible reading and reflection, and spiritual fellowship.
The primary focus of the retreat will be restorative and contemplative, in keeping with the Monastery’s stated purpose: The monastery welcomes those in search of silence to recover in the presence of God, find themselves, listen to God’s words, living in the community and at their own pace, in a climate of recollection. All will be encouraged to take part in the daily prayer “Offices” of the monks of the Abbaye.
There will also be some optional time for shared reflection, scheduled so as not to conflict with the services of the Abbaye, and to allow ample free time. The cost is 115€ per person for those making reservations by the 31 May deadline. The retreat is limited to a maximum of 36 people, with 12 single rooms and 12 rooms with two beds. If there is space available after 31 May, the cost will be 125€. This includes two nights’ lodging and six meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch).
For further information contact Sue Orsoni here, visit the sign up table in the Theater during coffee hour after services, or go to the ACP website for updated information.