IN THE SPIRIT OF AA: A Twelve-Step Retreat

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

Spend a weekend getting back to the key that unlocks the 12-Steps for those who follow them. We will take slightly different approach to these conventional steps and traditions. Recovery […]

The Transformative Power of Story

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

Our modern culture places a high value on non-fiction, deeming it to be the “reality,” while largely minimizing or dismissing the rich source of meaning that can be found in […]

DISCERNMENT IN DAILY LIFE 2023

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

Discernment is an essential theme in the spiritual life. As we progress through our life, we constantly need to make practical decisions within the context of our values. These values […]

CINEMA DIVINA RETREAT

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

Cinema Divina uses the form of Lectio Divina with film. It is a time of prayer, reflection, and conversation to dive deeper into our story and recognize our call. This […]

THE HEALING POWER OF GOD

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

God has not abandoned us in our weakness, struggle, or sickness. The Lord has promised that he will be with us always. Scripture tells us that Jesus, “sent them out […]

BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

The Rule of Benedict emphasizes two forms of prayer, in particular: the Liturgy of the Hours and Lectio Divina. Benedict presupposes, without legislating, that monastics enter into silent prayer within […]

DIVINIZATION/THEOSIS: The Ancient Tradition of Transformation in Christ

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

The notion of “divinization” has traditionally been associated with Eastern Christian spiritual theology, particularly the Byzantine understandings of the sacraments and spiritual progress. In this workshop, we will encounter early […]

THE UN-SILENT RETREAT: Listening Deeply to the Sounds of the Desert

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

As retreatants drawn to the desert, we often seek to cultivate the practice of silence, quieting ourselves to hear the voice of God. Yet the desert monastics were deeply attentive […]

SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP: Moving With the Wings of Our Better Angels

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

Come unfold and glide through your dance of life that has been informed by dear friends, family members, and companions. Some may be present with you now; others may be […]

Iconography- Sold Out

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

This intensive icon painting workshop will provide an opportunity to experience the process of icon painting. Participants will earn traditional iconographic techniques, working with egg tempera on gesso and the […]

PRAYING IN THE CIRCLE OF ST. JOHN

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

The literature bearing the name of John - a Gospel, three letters, and the Book of Revelation - comprises some of the latest New Testament documents to have been written. […]

HEALING OUR WOUNDS: Forgiveness in the Spiritual Life

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

We give them, we suffer them, our bodies hold on to them for years: Wounds. We can imprison ourselves in them and wither emotionally far too long without the transforming […]

UPCOMING RETREATS

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UPCOMING RETREATS

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find

knock and the door will open to you.

Matthew 7:7