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Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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Ongoing
Ongoing
Religious
Mother Boniface Spirituality Center
Philadelphia
215-335-7500
Premier
Ongoing
Ongoing
Family
Trail's End Retreat & Conference Center
Beach Lake
800-408-1404
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Ongoing
Ongoing
Religious
Franciscan Spirit and Life Center (FSLC)
Pittsburgh
412-881-9207
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Ongoing
Ongoing
Spiritual
Servant Song Ministries
Waynesburg
724-852-2133
Premier
Ongoing
Ongoing
Prayer
Shining Dawn Bed & Breakfast Retreat Center
Hanover
888-262-3296
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Mar 07 2014
Mar 15 2014
Contemplative
Bethany Retreat Center
Frenchville
814-263-4855
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Mar 15 2015
Mar 22 2015
Meditation
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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May 29 2015
May 31 2015
Health
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
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Jul 05 2015
Jul 09 2015
Education
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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Jul 26 2015
Jul 30 2015
Personal Development
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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Jul 27 2015
Jul 29 2015
Personal Development
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center (VMESC)
Villa Maria
330.442.2090
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Aug 07 2015
Aug 09 2015
Art
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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Aug 09 2015
Aug 13 2015
Meditation
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507


Premier Retreats: Ongoing

Mother Boniface Spirituality Center
Philadelphia
Email: mbcretreat@msbt.org
Website: www.msbt.org
Telephone: 215-335-7500

Our mission at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center is "preservation of the faith," by developing a missionary spirit in the laity, with the goal that every Catholic be an apostle.

Let us be your host for your next...

Parish retreat
Faculty retreat day
Cluster meeting
Personal day of reflection
Confirmation retreat


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Shining Dawn Bed & Breakfast Retreat Center
224 Broadway
Hanover
17331
Email: rest@shiningdawn.com
Website: www.shiningdawn.com
Telephone: 888-262-3296

A casually elegant stay awaits you in this magnificent, spacious brick and brownstone Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast located near the center of historic Hanover, Pennsylvania. Built in 1902, the home features numerous stained glass windows, inlaid oak floors and paneling, ceilings with beams, carved limestone and marble mantles, and a bright, airy ambiance.

History abounds here. Shining Dawn is located on a road upon which Union and Confederate Cavalries clashed during the Battle of Hanover. Many historians believe that the Battle of Hanover had a positive influence on Union forces during the Battle of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg National Military Park is only 15 miles to our west. The first capital of the United States of America, York is only 20 miles to our east.


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Trail's End Retreat & Conference Center
Beach Lake
18405
Email: ryan@trailsendretreats.com
Website: www.trailsendretreats.com
Telephone: 800-408-1404

Widely recognized as one of the top facilities in residential childrens’ summer camping, Trail’s End is pleased to offer you the opportunity to host your next corporate retreat, school outing/prom, religious retreat, family reunion, birthday celebration, wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or other special occasion.

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Franciscan Spirit and Life Center (FSLC)
Pittsburgh
Email: FSLC@osfprov.org
Website: www.osfprov.org
Telephone: 412-881-9207

Guided by the Franciscan traditions of joy, hospitality, compassion, peace and simplicity, we offer contemporary retreats and programs in response to the changing needs of God’s people. The Center is located on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God and is housed in St. Clare Hall.

Twenty-three bedrooms are located within the building proper and are furnished with bed linens and towels. These single and double rooms can accommodate up to 29 persons.
Planned Programs & Workshops
The Franciscan Spirit and Life Center provides opportunities for spiritual enrichment for persons in all walks of life through a variety of programs and workshops throughout the year.

Typical Center Programs include:

* Workshops, Retreats and Days of Reflection
* Franciscan Spirituality
* Holistic Development
* Evangelization, Reconciliation and Peace


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Servant Song Ministries
Waynesburg
Email: servantsongministries@yahoo.com
Website: www.servantsongministries.org
Telephone: 724-852-2133

Servant Song is an ecumenical, collaborative ministry of like-minded individuals who seek to further the message and mission of Jesus Christ for the betterment of humankind and the world.

This ministry encourages and promotes spiritual growth and enrichment through prayer, silence, retreats, education, and spiritual direction in the Christian tradition.


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Pendle Hill
338 Plush Mill Rd
Wallingford PA
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Located on 23 beautiful acres near Philadelphia, PA, Pendle Hill is a Quaker center welcoming all for Spirit-led learning, retreat, and community. Our programs, open to people of all faiths, include workshops and retreats, evening lectures, and our nine-month Resident Program, which prepares people to be spiritually-grounded agents of change through transformative community-based learning.

Workshops & Retreats
Pendle Hill offers a wealth of workshops, retreats, and courses each year taught by respected, gifted leaders. Themes include building capacity for nonviolent social change; spiritual deepening; Quaker faith and practice; dismantling oppression; leadership skill development; ecological literacy; personal discernment; arts and crafts; and Gandhian constructive program. Every program includes opportunities for spiritual refreshment, relaxation in a lovely setting, delicious meals, participation in a vibrant community, and good conversation with people from around the country and world.

http://www.pendlehill.org/workshops/themes


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Featured Retreats

Title of Retreat : The Refuge of Awakening: A 7-day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Date of Retreat: Mar 15 2015
Retreat End Date : Mar 22 2015
Spiritual Orientation: All
Primary Theme: Meditation
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Mindfulness meditation is a simple technique offered by the Buddha for awakening the mind and heart. This retreat will be a time of silence with periods of sitting and walking practice, opportunities to talk about your own practice, and formal presentations. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.


Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Retreat Leader: Mary Grace Orr and Anne Briggs
Leader Biography: Mary Grace Orr is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County (CA) and the founding teacher of Insight Santa Cruz. A beloved teacher at Pendle Hill, Mary Grace has led retreats here since 1997. She currently lives in Hawaii and teaches retreats throughout the United States. Anne Briggs is a lifelong Quaker who also leads the Insight Meditation Community of Chestertown (MD). She completed the Community Dharma Leader Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has assisted Mary Grace for many years.

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Title of Retreat : An Oasis on the Journey
Date of Retreat: May 29 2015
Retreat End Date : May 31 2015
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Health
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Relax your body, quiet your mind, and feel the stillness wash the noise of the world away. Come learn basic clothes-on massage and laying-on-of-hands energy work. Engage in a simple charting exercise that will bring you into touch with your own goodness. Take a rest from the journey, and sort out where you’ve been and prepare for what comes next.


Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 

Retreat Leader: John Calvi
Leader Biography: John Calvi is a certified massage therapist specializing in trauma and a Quaker healer with a spiritual gift for the release of physical and emotional pain. John has worked with inmates, sexual abuse survivors, people with AIDS, and tortured refugees from all continents in his 33-year career. He is also a gifted teacher and workshop and retreat leader and will be celebrating his 24th year of teaching at Pendle Hill. John brings a gentle presence, a capacity for deep listening, and a touch of humor to his work that create an environment for healing and restoration. His book, The Dance Between Hope & Fear, will be available. See www.johncalvi.com to learn more about John and his work including his video, Quaker Healing: Undoing the Damage of Violence.

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Title of Retreat : Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography
Date of Retreat: Jul 05 2015
Retreat End Date : Jul 09 2015
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Education
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Evocative exercises and group sharing in a nurturing setting allow us to remember and write about the most meaningful parts of our life’s journey. Re-experiencing events from our past, we gain fresh perspective and appreciation for the richness of our lives. We will write of our experiences at crucial turning points and share our stories in small groups. Come with openness to the process, and leave with stories of your spiritual journey and a deep appreciation for the sacred work of writing and sharing them.


Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Retreat Leader: Dan Wakefield
Leader Biography: Dan Wakefield is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter, whose best-selling novels Going All the Way and Starting Over were made into major motion pictures. Bill Moyers called Dan’s Returning: A Spiritual Journey, “one of the most important memoirs of the spirit I have ever read.” Dan’s The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography and Releasing the Creative Spirit are the basis of popular workshops he leads throughout the United States and abroad.

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Title of Retreat : Spiritual Discernment: Listening to the Spirit, Finding Your Way
Date of Retreat: Jul 26 2015
Retreat End Date : Jul 30 2015
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Personal Development
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Are you feeling nudged by the Spirit but constrained by uncertainty and doubt? Challenged by a thorny question that won’t let you alone? Called to a new path—or just unsure of your next step? Whether perplexed by a burning issue or just wanting to follow the Spirit more faithfully day by day, you will find this retreat helpful in learning and practicing the skills of spiritual discernment. Learn about the Quaker clearness committee and discerning of spiritual gifts. This gently paced retreat provides abundant space and encouragement for individual participants. Expect to see yourself, your situation, your choices, and your calling more clearly.


Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Retreat Leader: Nancy Bieber
Leader Biography: Nancy Bieber is a spiritual director and psychologist. The author of Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way (2010), Nancy is a graduate of the Shalem Institute. She is on the staff of Oasis Ministries, where she developed the Contemplative Living program. A member of Lancaster Friends Meeting (PA), Nancy has been a beloved retreat leader at Pendle Hill.

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Title of Retreat : Journal to the Self
Date of Retreat: Jul 27 2015
Retreat End Date : Jul 29 2015
Spiritual Orientation: All
Primary Theme: Personal Development
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center (VMESC)
Website: 
Email: dstiger@humilityofmary.org
Telephone: 724-964-8886

At a Journal to the Self retreat, you will learn different ways to write in your journal, ways taht add color, perspective and dimension to your reflective writing. With the help of these journal tools, you can gently but powerfully explore the various aspects of yourself, your life, and your relationships with others. The the Journal to the Self retreat is designed on the life work of journaling expert Kathleen Adams of the Center for Journal Therapy.
At this retreat, you will learn 18 different journaling techniques from Certified JTTS instructor Ginny Taylor all while in the beautiful surroundings of the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, a perfect place to explore your life on the pages of your journal.



Registration Contact:
Web Site:  womenofwondercircle.com
Email: Ginny@WomenofWonderCircle.com
Telephone: 330.442.2090

Retreat Leader: Ginny Taylor
Leader Biography: Ginny Taylor is a Certified Journal to the Self instructor. She has taught college writing courses, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University. Kathleen Adams says this about Ginny as a JTTS instructor: "Ginny is masterful teacher, offering structure, freedom in just the right balance."

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Title of Retreat : Mindfulness at Play
Date of Retreat: Aug 07 2015
Retreat End Date : Aug 09 2015
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Art
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Release your creative spirit in a playful and mindful weekend retreat. With gentle and inspiring prompts from artist-spiritual director Melanie Weidner and the supportive energy of the gathered group, feel yourself awaken to the spirit through creative paper arts, poetry, and meditation. Emerge from this refreshing weekend with renewed joy for experiencing daily life in the spirit.



Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: Melanie Weidner, M.Div., is an artist, spiritual director, and workshop leader shaped by years of Quaker, contemplative, and mindfulness practice. Her work celebrates beauty, presence, self-reflection, compassion, and joy.

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Title of Retreat : Treasures of the Inward Journey
Date of Retreat: Aug 09 2015
Retreat End Date : Aug 13 2015
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Meditation
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Explore the rich interior of your life through meditation, reflection on sacred poetry, and paper arts collage. Simple inspiring exercises and a community of seekers awaken fresh insights and perspectives, and an array of colorful materials invites you to give shape, form, and expression to the treasures you find on your inward journey.


Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: Melanie Weidner, M.Div., is an artist, spiritual director, and workshop leader shaped by years of Quaker, contemplative, and mindfulness practice. Her work celebrates beauty, presence, self-reflection, compassion, and joy.

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Text Retreats
Name of Retreat: 8 Day Intensive Contempative Prayer Retreat ~ "Heartfulness"
Date of Retreat: Mar 07 2014
Retreat End Date : Mar 15 2014
Spiritual Orientation: Non Faith Based
Theme: Contemplative

Registration Contact
Email: 
Telephone: 814-263-4855

Bethany Retreat Center is providing an in-depth retreat for those with experience with Centering Prayer who wish to enter into a more profound level of spiritual practice. Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ: condenses the accumulated wisdom of Fr. Thomas Keating's many years of teaching and practice into nine essential areas of study, reflection, and spiritual growth for our time. Fr. Thomas talks about the importance of silence and contemplative practice as a means of opening the mind and heart and one's whole being to God, or the Ultimate Reality.



Name and Location of Retreat Center :
Bethany Retreat Center
Website: http://www.bethanyretreatcenter.org/
Email: info@bethanyretreatcenter.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

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