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Into the Desert: A Journey into the Heart of God

Into the Desert: A Journey into the Heart of God

Have you ever longed to slip away for a “desert day,“ a day free of distractions and blessed with solitude, as nourishment for your soul? Have you ever found yourself in a desert wasteland of grief and discouragement and wondered what to do? You are invited to join us as we uncover the truths the ancient desert monastics knew about such sacred time and the search for deeper spiritual wisdom.  In her book, In God’s Holy Light, upon which this eRetreat is based, Sister Joan introduces us to some desert monastics and the wisdom, stark and startling, they have to offer us.

This eRetreat features:
Five sessions in discussion forum on the Desert Monastics: June 14 - 23, 2021 (Sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday the week of June 14th and Monday and Wednesday the week of June 21)
And an online retreat day by Zoom:  Saturday, June 19, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

You will receive an email when new content is posted as well as the link to the zoom retreat gathering. While it is not required, we highly recommend that you purchase Sister Joan's book, In God's Holy Light, as a reference book for the eRetreat.

For print copies of the book, we recommend ordering by Memorial Day (May 31) in order to receive in plenty of time for the retreat. After you register for the eCourse we will send a coupon code for $2 off if you order from Benetvision here

The Kindle and audiobook versions are available via Amazon here.

Mary Ellen Plumb, OSB, and Katie Gordon, Monasteries of the Heart staff members, will co-facilitate this experience from their own appreciation for desert wisdom and their shared conviction that the insights born of solitude and honest, soul-deep reflection can provide a communal experience of spiritual nourishment.