Contemplation & Joy: A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends, April 11-14, 2019

Please join us for “Contemplation and Joy: A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends,” April 11-14, 2019, at the Siena Retreat Center in Racine, Wisconsin. This retreat will be led by April Allison and Sharon Frame of LEYM’s Red Cedar Meeting and Roger Hansen.

The Siena Center (, on the Lake Michigan lakefront, will be beautiful as we move into the season of rebirth and growth. During this retreat, participants will experience the distinctly Quaker manner of knowing solitude in community.

We offer individual silent time for prayer, reflection, rest, walks, and contemplative interaction with scripture and other spiritual resources. There will also be opportunities for speaking out of the silence in groups, as well as an invitation to meet one-on-one with a retreat leader. Meals will be taken in silence, and an evening spent in “active silence,” where we will gather comfortably to read, journal, do handwork or artwork, or engage in similar quiet activity. The center is barrier free.

This retreat is offered through The School of the Spirit ( April (Red Cedar Friends Meeting) is a School of the Spirit board member, retreat leader, and spiritual director. Roger (Milwaukee Friends Meeting) has helped to lead retreats in Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, and formed spiritual nurture groups in several monthly meetings. Sharon Frame (Red Cedar Friends Meeting), is a graduate of the School of the Spirit’s “On Being a Spiritual Nurturer” program, and has served as director, Beacon Hill Friends House (Boston) and as resident friend at Friends Meeting at Cambridge.

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