Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - Friday, May 8, 2020 3:00 pm - 1:30 pm
King's Fold Retreat Centre
Range Road 40
T4C 1A8, Canada
Holy Wisdom, Mother of God
with The Rev. Matthew Wright
May 5-8, 2020 at Kingsfold Retreat Centre
Join us for a four day/three night program of chant, teaching, and contemplative practices to nourish the spiritual heart. Together we will explore devotion to the Divine Feminine in the Jewish and Christian traditions, particularly under the guises of Sophia, or Wisdom, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Attention will be given to insights from pioneering Christian mystics Thomas Merton and Teilhard de Chardin, as well as from non-Christian sources. Our time will be held within a contemplative rhythm of silence, chanting, meditation, and embodiment practices.
The Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition in a wider interspiritual context. He serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY and is a teacher for Northeast Wisdom and The Contemplative Society, non-profits rooted in the teaching lineage of Cynthia Bourgeault. He lives with his wife and cat alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY.
Retreat cost: Single rooms are $775 and Double Rooms are $580 per person. All rooms have private baths. There are a limited number of rooms available. Registration will open January 8. To register please call the St. Laurence office 403-249-6184 to arrange your room. We will then ask you to pay a $225 deposit. The balance ($550 for a single room or $355 for a double room) will be paid by cheque post-dated April 21.
Kingsfold Retreat Centre is a beautiful retreat centre located approximately one-hour northwest of Calgary on the Ghost River. There are beautiful walking trails and mountain views. The rooms are comfortable, the food is excellent. For more information about the centre www.kingsfoldretreat.com
Participants should plan to arrive at Kingsfold between 3 and 5 pm on the Tuesday and to depart approximately 1:30 on the Friday.