November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
5825 Coors Blvd. SW
NM 87121
(505) 873-4399
Meditative Writing Retreat @ Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9 A.M.-4 P.M.
In a world of 24-hour news, constantly shifting trends and values, and unrelenting noise, it can be very challenging to become quiet enough to hear and see what is really going on.
This meditative writing retreat offers an opportunity to listen to our inner life in particular, as well as to other “voices of wisdom” which may gift us with their presence.
By allowing ourselves to become still, we can reconnect with our deepest desires and our authentic self so that we might live more wholehearted and peaceful lives.

In the midst of our often overly-busy lives, we all need time and space to reconnect with our deepest selves. Doing so enables us to live our lives more creatively, compassionately and wholeheartedly.
In these retreats, we will engage in meditative writing practice as a means of exploring and celebrating the wisdom that is available within and around us. The beauty of this spiritual practice is that anyone can engage in it. One does not need to be a “writer” to benefit from this method.
Since symbolic language is used throughout the retreat to aid participants in the process of being present to their own lives in the moment, people from any or no particular faith background may feel supported in their journey.
The retreats are offered in a supportive, meditative atmosphere which honors the privacy, uniqueness, and significance of each person’s journey.

All retreats take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey in Our Lady of Guadalupe Commons building. Please plan to arrive at least ten minutes early to check in.
Lunch is included in the $55.00 offering per retreat. To register, please call 505-873-4399, or email your name & the name of the retreat you wish to attend to: RSVP@norbertinecommunity.org
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These retreats will be guided by Meg Ashcroft. Meg is the Director of the Norbertine Spirituality Center, and an Oblate of the Norbertine Community of New Mexico. She accompanies individuals as a spiritual director, and has facilitated numerous retreats for a variety of groups. Meg was mentored in guiding meditative writing retreats by Fr. Francis Dorff, O.Praem.


Autumn 2017 MWR brochure