Soaking in the Sweetness
Discover the peace and serenity that come when you are relieved of the sound of your own voice and from the responsibility of listening and responding to others. In silence, we experience the joy of just being who we are in the moment. We are free to hear the music of nature and the beating of our own hearts. We become more attuned to the world around us, and we reconnect with the Divine presence. In silence we are better able to hear the still, small voice of God offering us wisdom, guidance, and clarity for our journey.
During “Soaking in the Sweetness of Silence”, participants will yield their voices and their electronic devices for 48 hours as they share companionable silence together as a community. Each participant will have allotted one session with our spiritual director. (Speaking to staff is always allowed if you need assistance or have an emergency.)
Accommodations: Well of Mercy is pleased to introduce The Sisters House as our beautiful venue to accommodate small group gatherings. Nestled behind the chapel on private landscaped grounds, the Sisters House has four large bedrooms, each with a queen or full bed, its own screened-in porch with ceiling fan, and private bath. There is a spacious living/dining area and a large, fully equipped kitchen.
This retreat is limited to four participants. The retreat begins on Wednesday with check-in at the Sisters House between 10:00am – 11:30am and gathering for lunch at noon, to introduce ourselves and set our intention for sharing two days of silence in community. At the close of lunch, we will enter into silence until morning. While you soak in the sweetness of silence, you are free to spend the time anyway you like. You may wander along the nature trail and prayer path, walk the labyrinth, journal, read for pleasure, whatever makes you happy. On Friday morning, we will gather in the morning to reclaim our voices, and share our impressions of what soaking in the sweetness of silence meant to each of us. The retreat will end at 11:00 am Friday.
The cost of the retreat is $380, which includes:
- Two nights’ accommodations at the Sisters House in a private room with screened-in porch and private bath. Private in-room coffee service, with access to a refrigerator. You are welcome to bring beverages or supplemental food items.
- All meals are served in the Sisters House to include lunch and dinner Friday, all meals Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Snacks, tea, and coffee provided.
- A one-hour private session of spiritual direction with Jane Motsinger.
- Foot soak with essential oils.
- A copy of Well’s Prayer Path Meditation Booklet and other relevant materials, which will enhance the experience of soaking in the sweetness of silence.
Come experience the silence in this special home where the Sisters lived and prayed.
Overnight Retreat Refund Policy
We understand that things may come up in your busy life to prevent you from being able to attend as planned. Please notify the office as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee (fee is non-transferable to another retreat). Note: cancellations within 7-days of the event, there is no refund. In these cases we will consider your payment a donation to our on-going ministry or you may sell or give a gift to a friend.
Well of Mercy is a ministry of hospitality and healing sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Begins: July 13, 2022 @ 11am
Ends: July 15, 2022 @ 11am