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Lent Retreat: Curious Contemplative

22nd February 2021, 4:00 pm to 25th February 2021, 2:00 pm


“After the fire came a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him …” (! Kings 19.12-13)

What does it mean to be a contemplative? How do we pursue a contemplative life, and how do we learn to dwell in God’s silence and hear the divine whisper? What might change in us if we open up to contemplative experience?

This retreat will explore the shape of contemplative life by following the transformative story of the prophet Elijah. We’ll reflect on the contemplative life journey and see whether or not that’s paralleled in our own lives. And we’ll enjoy times of silence, stillness and prayer – as well as times of friendship and conversation.

Chris Webb

Chris Webb, Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey and Diocesan Spirituality Adviser, is an Anglican priest who has ministered as president of a spiritual formation ministry in the USA, as a parish priest in Wales and in a church for the homeless. He is the author of two books: The Fire of the Word (2011) and God-Soaked Life (2017).

We want all our guests to be safe and secure when visiting Launde during the current public health situation. For details of our comprehensive Keeping You Safe programme click here.

Early bird price: £340 if booked before 15th December 2020.


22nd February 2021, 4:00 pm
25th February 2021, 2:00 pm
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