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Praying With Icons **MORE PLACES REMAINING**

12th August, 4:00 pm to 14th August, 2:00 pm


Whether you use icons regularly in your prayer practice or have simply seen an icon and wondered what they are all about, this retreat welcomes everyone into the quiet simplicity of praying with icons. In this retreat, we will learn about how the iconographic tradition has developed over centuries and what that means for us as we seek to be united with the spiritual realms through the icon in prayer. Sharing uncluttered time in God’s presence, the retreat will provide us with opportunities to experience varied approaches to using icons in prayer, so we each might encounter God afresh in our own way.

No creative skill is required for this retreat – just a willingness to be open in prayer. This retreat does not specifically involve painting or drawing an icon.

Catherine Lomas was, until 2023, a parish priest and pioneer in the Diocese of Peterborough. She is now based in Wiltshire, exploring a calling as a full-time iconographer and sacred artist. Her particular interest is in the use of visual means to explore theology and spirituality, seeing our search for the Divine as sharing much in common with humanity’s innate longing for beauty. Her interest in icons began in 2007, she painted her first icon in 2016 and now exercises her priestly ministry through leading and speaking about icons, art and spirituality, as well as accepting commissions for new icons and sacred art (more details at www.catherinemaryicons.uk).

Retreat price: £340 (standard room) or £370 (character room)
EARLY BIRD RATE: £320 (standard room) or £350 (character room) if booked by 3rd June 2024!
Price includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, and all retreat resources.
It may be possible for you to extend your stay with us by adding an extra night before or after this retreat. Please contact the Abbey directly if you would like to extend your stay.

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For any questions, or queries or if you’d like to know more, please call  01572 717254 or alternatively email us: info@launde.org.uk


12th August, 4:00 pm
14th August, 2:00 pm
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