AMMAS, MONKS, & ARCHETYPES 2022

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

This retreat will take a look at 4 monastic figures: Amma Syncletica, St. Benedict, St. Hildegard, and Thomas Merton and their corresponding archetypes: the warrior, the sage, the visionary, and […]

MYSTCS OF LIGHT & DARKNESS 2022

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

In this workshop we will study the interrelationship between the traditional Christian contemplative paths of apophatic (imageless, simple, "dazzling dark") prayer and kataphatic (image-filled, complex,"bright") prayer. We will reflect on […]

BOOK OF JOB 2022

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

The Book of Job is about struggle - the struggle of a good and pious man trying to make sense of the world and of his life in which bad […]

CHRISTMAS AT VALYERMO 2022

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

On the Solemnity of Christmas we first contemplate the mystery of the Word becoming Flesh. The liturgical celebration at the Abbey starts with First Vespers on Christmas Eve and ends […]

NEW YEAR RETREAT: “Behold, I make all things new!” 2022

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

In this New Year's workshop we will ponder images and texts from the Christian East and West that depict our inner renewal in Christ. First is the Eastern icon of […]

UPCOMING RETREATS

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UPCOMING RETREATS
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