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Retreat: Praying with Evelyn Underhill

Praying with Evelyn Underhill

Friday–Sunday, February 8–10, 2019

In this pre-Lenten retreat, we will be exploring three classic qualities of the spiritual life that Evelyn Underhill particularly valued: Adoration, Communion, and Cooperation.

We will examine these aspects of prayer as reflected in her writings, as evidenced in our own lives, and also in the light of three Italian masterpieces (Masacchio’s Trinity, Fra Angelico’s Crucifixion, and the San Damiano crucifix that “spoke” to St. Francis).

Deborah Smith DouglasLed by Deborah Smith Douglas, an American Episcopalian and a Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate. She has degrees in literature and law, and extensive training and experience as a spiritual director and retreat leader. She is the author of The Praying Life: Seeking God in All Things and co-author, with her husband David Douglas, of Pilgrims in the Kingdom: Travels in Christian Britain.

  • Arrivals and registration: 2-4 pm Friday; ends 1:30 pm Sunday.
  • Fee: $240; deposit $50.
  • Registration deadline: February 1, 2019
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  • All retreats and quiet days at St. John’s Convent take place in the milieu of a contemporary monastic community which has a daily rhythm of prayer. All guests are invited to take part in the daily Eucharist, and those staying overnight may like to join us in the Divine Office (Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline).
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