Quiet Day Sign up

Please sign up for both Sat. May 2 and Sat. June 6  here

Materials to Download

Handouts used in the Quiet Mornings.

5-2-20 Agenda for Participants (pdf)

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Lectio Divina-Sacred Reading (pdf)

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John 20 (pdf)

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4-4-20 Agenda for Quiet Morning (pdf)

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Psalm 91 (selected verses) (pdf)

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What to Expect of an On-Line Quiet Morning

A Quiet Day away is a time of silence and inspiration

During the Covid-19 Epidemic, we will offer Quiet Days On-Line.


The On-Line Quiet Day will have some of the same elements as our On-Location Quiet Days but with a shorter schedule.  


There is no registration, but you can donate a free-will offering to our ministry on the page:   www.agapejourneys/donations


We invite you to prepare yourself and your home with your bible, a journal or other writing supplies, perhaps with a candle, appropriate seating, your personal devotional materials and your undivided attention. 


Our On-Line Quiet Morning may feature some or all of these:


          • Gathering with an Introduction to Centering Prayer.

                    (A special intro will also be held for those new to Centering Prayer.)


          • A 20 minute "sit" in contemplative silence.


           • Readings, Lectio Divina and inspirational material on Prayer is shared.


          • A time of alone time for personal prayer, 

                   journaling and contemplation.


         • A final 20 min "sit" in contemplative silence is held.


         • At the end of the time together there will be an opportunity for sharing, 

             followed by a closing prayer to send us on our way back home. 


We know that you will find this time refreshing and soul-touching. 


You are welcome to bring journals, bibles 

and any other divotional to use during the free time.  


Please join us, 

and bring friends who are seeking a brief but renewing time away 

from all the activities of the world. 


               The next Saturday Quiet Day is scheduled for the Fall, September 19. 

                                        We're hoping to return to the Abbey at Valyermo.


   ----------   Description of our On-Location Events ----------


Normally, we go to a variety of settings: 

retreat centers, camps, churches, parks and conference centers that are separate and away from the busy-ness of the world. 


Often these settings will have a Stations of the Cross, a meditation garden, a Labyrinth, a short trail to walk, and/or a prayer chapel.  We arrange permission to use any and all of these devotional resources. 


The schedule will often include worship with the community that may be on the site as well as lunch. 

A refreshment table is provided in our meeting room.


For those new to contemplative prayer, we offer introductory materials and instruction, perhaps with a time scheduled in the week before, always on the Quiet Day itself. 


We begin at 9 am and conclude at 3 pm.  

Free time is a part of our schedule for you to explore the grounds of the center.


During our Quiet Day we will:


          • Gather and have an Introduction to Centering Prayer.

                    (A special intro will also be held for those new to Centering Prayer.)

              Followed by a 20 minute "sit" in contemplative silence.

             Readings and inspirational material on Prayer is shared.


          • An hour of alone time for personal prayer, journaling and contemplation.


          • At Noon, we have the option to join the community for mid-day worship


          • Lunch is served from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm 

              Followed by free time for our own exploration 


         • A final 20 min "sit" in contemplative silence is held.


         • At the end of the day there will be a time of sharing, 

             followed by a closing prayer to send us on our way back home. 


We know that you will find this time refreshing and soul-touching. 


You are welcome to bring journals, bibles and any other divotional to use during the free time.  


Please join us, and bring friends who are seeking a brief but renewing time away from all the activities of the world. 



               Next Saturday Quiet Day is scheduled for the Fall, September 19. 

                                        We're hoping to return to the Abbey at Valyermo.

        

The pond at St. Andrew's Abbey with benches and paths to walk in quiet and solitude.

The pond at St. Andrew's Abbey with benches and paths to walk in quiet and solitude.

Centering Prayer Retreats

"Centering Prayer Retreat"  Often a quiet day at St. Andrew's Abby in Valyermo.  

Please download this flyer from our last Quiet Day to see typical details

Next Saturday Quiet Day will be in the Fall of 2020. 

Centering Prayer /2020 Europe Back-to-back Bulletin insert (pdf)

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2020-04-04 A Quiet Day Away flyer (pdf)

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