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Curious Contemplative

18th November, 4:00 pm to 20th November, 2:00 pm


“After the fire came a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him …” (! Kings 19.12-13)

What does it mean to be a contemplative? How do we pursue a contemplative life, and how do we learn to dwell in God’s silence and hear the divine whisper? What might change in us if we open up to contemplative experience?

This retreat will explore the shape of contemplative life by following the transformative story of the prophet Elijah. We’ll reflect on the contemplative life journey and see whether or not that’s paralleled in our own lives. And we’ll enjoy times of silence, stillness and prayer – as well as times of friendship and conversation.

Launde Abbey, Deputy Warden, Chris Webb

Led by Chris Webb Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey and is an Anglican priest and Benedictine new monastic community member. He has ministered as president of a spiritual formation ministry in the USA, as a parish priest in Wales and in a church for the homeless. He is the author of two books: The Fire of the Word (2011) and God-Soaked Life (2017).



Early bird price: £280 if booked before 18 September 2022.  Full price £300.

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    18th November, 4:00 pm
    20th November, 2:00 pm
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