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For additional retreats in 2020, please consult the "Food for the Soul" booklet here » - the website will be updated shortly.
Food For the Soul 2019-2020

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The Spirituality of the Psalms

The Spirituality of the Psalms

For many believers, the psalms comprise an essential part of the liturgy of Holy Communion – a welcome pause between the Old Testament reading and the Epistle. The psalms are much more than this.

They are words which nourished the spirituality of Jesus. They abound in insights regarding God's relationship with the natural world, texts that offer us words for prayer when our words fail us, and an inexhaustible mine of poetic imagery with which to ponder life and faith.

In this retreat we will read, sing, reflect on, and enjoy the psalms.

Led by John Bell of the Iona Community, an inspiring speaker and the composer of much well-known and loved contemporary Christian music used in the Iona Community and around the world.

  • REGRETFULLY John Bell has advised Sr. Elizabeth that he has to cancel the retreat. We hope to work out a date in 2021 when it may be offered again.

  • 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).
  • See the regular chapel and meal schedule here »

  • For additional retreats in 2020,
    please consult the "Food for the Soul" booklet here » The 2020 individual webpage listings will be completed with a new website update in January.

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