The Priory Spirituality Center – Advent Program Offerings

Advent Retreat: Giving Birth to the God of Peace

December 5-7; Friday 7:15PM-Sunday 1:00PM

A silent beginning to Advent may deepen your journey to Christmas.  The opening session will involve prayer, relaxation, and preparation for the retreat with some materials for possible use during the retreat.  The retreat will close with group prayer and sharing.  A spiritual director will be available for those who wish to listen with you as you discern the movement of God in your life.

Register by prior Friday: $150

with spiritual direction $185

Minimum 3, Maximum 10

Therese Gonneville , OSB, is involved in the ministry of giving retreats, spiritual direction and phone ministry at St. Placid Priory.  “I journey with others with a listening heart, especially as they struggle with the pain of loss and grief, healing of past wounds of the Inner Child, and their desire to pray and come into greater inner freedom RECONCILED to God, other and themselves.”


Advent and Psychic Birth (designed for Oblates; others are welcomed)

December 13 Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM

Mariann Burke’s Advent and Psychic Birth will lead us into the topics of anticipation, longing, hope, fear, anger, and joy as they relate to our own psychological birth.  Mariann’s thesis “is that our own psychological ‘birth’ is related to the ‘birth’ of God within us, and that this birth is ‘always happening.’”

Register by prior Friday $50.  Bring a sack lunch.  Minimum 5

Lucy Wynkoop, OSB, is Oblate Director for St. Placid Priory and Director of Programs at the Priory Spirituality Center.  Each year she gives an Advent retreat for the Oblates and other retreatants are welcome to participate as well.