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.
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
If you need to pay via cash or check, please email or call with your reservation and then pay with cash or check the morning of the retreat.
Reservation policy effective 9/1/2017. Unless cancelled by the Wednesday before the retreat, payment is expected for all reservations. If you realize that you cannot come after Wednesday, please mail payment to St. Columba anyway. That way we can make sure to pay for all of our expenses. We hope you can keep trying to come.
Please make your late payment to:
4577 Billy Maher Road
Memphis, TN 38135
(note "St. Clare Silent Retreat" on your check - thanks)
Of course we will take emergencies into account!
We are working together to make St. Columba retreats a continued success.
To find out about the next upcoming retreat and to register, please contact Mary Fortin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-359-0894