May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
5825 Coors Blvd. SW
NM 87121

Trusting the Flow of Life

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

When our lives are filled with too many projects or responsibilities, or if we feel stuck due to boredom or a lack of energy, it can be difficult to trust the flow of our lives and thus be sustained by the spiritual/sacred energy within and beyond us.

Meditative writing is one way to grow in trusting our experience, as we first record and then reflect on what is happening to us on our journey.  This practice can help us see more clearly how and where our life is flowing, and what new invitations are being presented to us.  Then we are able to live more trustingly even in the midst of struggles and in the face of an unknown future.

Meditative Writing Retreats

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 encouraged 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.  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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Retreat Guide/Facilitator

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.