Paths to Prayer
This annual retreat is a time of relaxation, learning, and bonding with other Christian women. Enjoy the beautiful retreat center and surrounding forest as our staff offer you the best in hospitality.
At this year's fall women's retreat, we will consider the many paths to prayer and how you can cultivate prayer practices that deepen your relationship with the divine. By exploring the faith traditions, prayers, and practices of different cultures through meditation, rituals, art, music and journaling, you will learn how a life of prayer - being in the presence of the Divine - helps you discover God amid the nitty-gritty of everyday living.
It is suggested that you bring a copy of the text Paths to Prayer: Finding Your Own Way to the Presence of God — Discover Your Prayer Type and Explore 40 Ways to Pray from 200 Years of Christian Tradition.
Rev. Dr. Patricia D. Brown, an ordained pastor with the United Methodist Church, is Executive Director of the Spiritworks Center for Formation and Leadership in Pittsburgh. In this position she consultants and teaches leadership and spiritual formation as well as supports educational ministry in Rwanda, Africa. She also works as the Bereavement Services Manager for VITAS Healthcare of Pittsburgh.
Patricia seeks to be open and live in spirit-filled ways. The work closest to her heart is facilitating ongoing spiritual life through the creation of sacred spaces and times specifically formulated to help individuals and communities become alive in bringing greater good to the world.
Widowed at the age of twenty-five with a three-year-old child, Dr. Brown is now married to Dale Bauman, a registered nurse. She has two sons; Christian who is married to Sara lives in Brooklyn with granddaughter Lucia, and Stephen who is married to Anna lives in California with granddaughter Joy.
For more information on Dr. Brown, visit www.spiritworks.org
October 25-27, 2020
- Pricing includes two-nights stay (hotel style with linens), six meals, and course tuition.
- Check in is Sunday from 3-5pm in Groves Lodge; check out is after lunch on Tuesday.
- Register online, print and mail the registration form, or call to register at (814) 945-6512
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