St. Clare Retreats is a Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee. On the first Friday of each month, women of all faiths are invited to St. Columba Conference Center for a half-day silent retreat.
Our previous schedule was like this:
After greetings and coffee, a bell sounds and a peaceful, reflective two-hour period of silence begins. During this time, we walk in the beautiful woods on marked paths, sit by the fire in the Great Room, relax in a chair on the patio, knit, read, write, pray or just quietly commune with God. At the end of the silence, a short service proceeds lunch and conversation.
There is also a weekend retreat each fall offering a more in-depth experience.
Formed in 2001 by Rev. Mimsy Jones, St. Clare Retreats offers a spiritual respite for women. Inclusion, Communion, Renewal, Reflection…these terms reflect the mission of St. Clare Retreats.
8:30 a.m. Gather, coffee and introductions 9:00 a.m. Meditation in the chapel (silence begins) 9:30-11:45 a.m. Silence is kept 11:45 a.m. Gather in the chapel (silence ends) 12:00 p.m. Lunch and return home