“Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart,” a weekend retreat for women, is an invitation to pay attention to how a New Year is calling you to respond to the questions, desires, and inspirations arising from within. In addition to heart-opening conversations we will use poetry, prayer, music, silence, movement, journaling, and other contemplative practices to learn more about our relationship to God, to ourselves, and to the world around us.
All that you need to bring is your self, your senses, and a willingness to see where God may be leading you. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. You will go home from the retreat with insights and practices to continue the art of spiritual attentiveness.
“Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart” is inspired by the book Lost in Wonder: Rediscovering the Spiritual Art of Attentiveness by Esther De Waal.
The retreat begins with dinner on Friday and a short gathering to set the tone for the weekend. Participants will be encouraged to spend the evening in silence. Saturday’s program will flow in and out of silence, with plenty of time for journaling, walking on the grounds, reflection, and conversation. The retreat will be completed on Sunday morning with a closing celebration.
Linda Mastro, a Roman Catholic lay woman and a Bon Secours Associate, lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is a skilled women’s retreat leader, spiritual director, and life coach. She is co-author of the book Petite Retreats: Renewing Body, Mind, and Spirit without Leaving Home.