Women’s Retreat: Transfigured - A Quiet Day at St. Barnabas



“ Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.”


We all need to come away from our routines and make space for quiet reflection to draw close to God and one another. Jesus models this over and over again, pulling back and finding places to pray alone or with his friends.


St. Barnabas Women will gather on Saturday, February 26, for a quiet day at church.


This day is intended to be a mini-retreat. It will be a place to gather your thoughts, rest, connect and set time aside to listen for God’s Spirit in the midst of our lives. This is also a wonderful opportunity to prepare for the coming Lenten season.


You can come for the whole day or just part of it. You are welcome to bring your own materials for prayer, or join us for prayer, creative reflection and guided group activities.


Lunch and light snacks will be provided so please RSVP to let us know you will be attending.


We hope that you will find this time together transformative and that you will leave with renewed energy to bring healing and hope back to a broken world.


“And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.”




Schedule


Saturday, February 26, 2022

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

10345 Montgomery Road

Montgomery, OH, 45242

9:30 a.m.

​Morning Prayer & Reflection with Rev. Jane

10:30 -11:30 a.m.

​Personal Prayer Time

​11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mandala Meditation

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Personal Prayer Time

2:30 p.m.

Closing Eucharist

A Labyrinth, prayer stations, art supplies, Scripture reflections and other books and prayer materials will be prepared to guide your personal prayer throughout the day.


Please note: The day's schedule is subject to change pending Covid-19 cases and diocesan health and safety recommendations. We will reach out to registered participants with any updates.



What is a Quiet Day?


According to the dictionary, a Quiet Day is: “a day set apart in the Anglican church for special devotions, meditations, and instructions.


It is an old Anglican tradition to set aside days and hours in particular seasons to listen and search for God. This is intended to be a departure from our regular lives – where we are busy, stretched too thin, unable to stop, surrounded by noise and chatter.


We are constantly wrapped in sound, in the demands of the day, in plans for the future, in the little and big things that make life work.


And sometimes because of these demands we don’t have a chance to pay enough attention to our physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental health. Sometimes we just need to rest and reconnect to our inner life.


The Gospels tell us that even Jesus needed time away, to recharge, to connect with God, to pray, and to reflect. We hope you will find this time a balm for your soul and a space for God to transform your life.