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Prayer
Shining Dawn Bed & Breakfast Retreat Center
Hanover
888-262-3296
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Ongoing
Religious
Mother Boniface Spirituality Center
Philadelphia
215-335-7500
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Ongoing
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Trail's End Retreat & Conference Center
Beach Lake
800-408-1404
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Franciscan Spirit and Life Center (FSLC)
Pittsburgh
412-881-9207
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Servant Song Ministries
Waynesburg
724-852-2133
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Mar 07 2014
Mar 15 2014
Contemplative
Bethany Retreat Center
Frenchville
814-263-4855
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Apr 11 2014
Apr 13 2014
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Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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Apr 25 2014
Apr 27 2014
Relationship
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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May 09 2014
May 11 2014
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Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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May 11 2014
May 15 2014
Spiritual
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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May 30 2014
Jun 01 2014
Personal Development
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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Jun 08 2014
Jun 12 2014
Healing
Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA
610-566-4507
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Jun 13 2014
Jun 15 2014
Women's
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


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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Featured Retreats

Title of Retreat : Using Class and Race Awareness to Strengthen Social Action
Date of Retreat: Apr 11 2014
Retreat End Date : Apr 13 2014
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Other
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Yes, a heritage of class and race divisions does handicap movements for peace and for social and environmental justice, but awareness can make a difference. This weekend offers specific understandings and tools that support unity and collaboration. We’ll use experiential activities as well as mini-lectures, fun, and group discussion to learn from each other as well as from the facilitators. Come willing to be honest and open, and to experience joy in the struggle


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

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: George Lakey has led 1,500 workshops on five continents, taught at colleges (currently Swarthmore), led activist projects on local, state, and national levels, and authored eight books on social change, peace, and liberation pedagogy. He’s been executive director of nonprofits and an organizational development consultant for organizations large and small. He is co-author of Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership: A Guide for Organizations in Changing Times, and writes weekly columns for WagingNonviolence.org.
Ingrid Lakey is a founder, former director, and current member of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), a grassroots organization dedicated to building a just and sustainable economy through nonviolent direct action. She also provides justice organizations with capacity building and training. Previously, she worked in public radio at NPR, local stations, and for the national program Justice Talking. Since 1997, Sarah Willie-LeBreton has been on the faculty of Swarthmore College, where she has served as associate provost, chair of the Sociology & Anthropology Department, member of the Task Force on the Living Wage, coordinator of the Black Studies Program, and chair of the Task Force on Sexual Misconduct. Her current book project is on the implications of teaching about difference when one represents that difference.

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Title of Retreat : Building Organizational Trust: Finding Ways to Work with and through Others
Date of Retreat: Apr 25 2014
Retreat End Date : Apr 27 2014
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Relationship
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

To work effectively and efficiently with and through others, it is important to build and maintain organizational trust. If trust is developed each participant will feel safe to share her and his talents and feel comfortable in posing constructive questions and concerns. How do we ensure that all the participants in a group are conscientious and disciplined about attending to the business at hand? How do we ensure group and individual accountability? Is conflict inevitable, and more important, how can it be constructive? This course is designed to respond to the recognition that we cannot do all that needs to be done ourselves; therefore, we must find ways to work with and through others.


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

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: Clinton Pettus recently retired from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), where he served as regional director of the Middle Atlantic Regional AFSC office and most recently as deputy general secretary for programs. He was president of Cheyney University from 1996 to 2004. Clinton is clerk of the Pendle Hill Board.

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Title of Retreat : A Language for the Inward Landscape
Date of Retreat: May 09 2014
Retreat End Date : May 11 2014
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Spiritual
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

How can you describe Quaker spiritual experience in words? From the beginnings of the Quaker movement, Friends have sought to articulate their personal spiritual condition and inward processes and those of their meetings, and they developed a distinctive language to do so. Exploring the words and ideas of this language can give us insight into Quaker spirituality, and help us become more aware of inward motions and events. Bill Taber called this “a language for the inward landscape.” During this weekend, we will explore this language and use it to gain new awareness concerning our own spiritual lives, the lives of our meetings, and our ministry.


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

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: Brian Drayton is a plant ecologist working in science education, a member of Weare Friends Meeting (NH), and a recorded minister in New England Yearly Meeting. He travels extensively under a concern for Gospel ministry. His writings include Treasure in Earthen Vessels; On Living With a Concern for Gospel Ministry; Getting Rooted (Pendle Hill Pamphlet #391); Unity, Disunity, Diversity; James Nayler Speaking (PHP #413); and Climate change a spiritual challenge.
Fran Taber lived and worked at Pendle Hill from 1981 until 1994. She initiated and for years guided personal retreat opportunities at Pendle Hill. She wrote two Pendle Hill pamphlets, Come Aside and Rest Awhile (PHP #335) and Finding the Taproot of Simplicity: A Movement between Inner Knowledge and Outer Action (PHP #400). A graduate of the Spiritual Guidance Program of the Shalem Institute, Fran was a core teacher in the Spiritual Nurturer Program of the School of the Spirit.

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Title of Retreat : In the Life and Power of God: On the Spiritual Journey with Early Friends
Date of Retreat: May 11 2014
Retreat End Date : May 15 2014
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Spiritual
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

At the beginning of Quakerism, great power moved through the faithful lives and witness of ordinary people who responded to God's transforming call. This course will provide the opportunity to examine ten elements of the spiritual journey experienced by early Friends and to reflect on our own experiences today:
•Longing
•Seeking
•Turning Within
•Openings
•The Refiner’s Fire
•Being Gathered into Community
•Leadings of the Spirit
•Living in the Cross
•Living in Divine Love and Power
•Perfection (in one’s measure).

Are we, too, called to give ourselves and our lives whole-heartedly for God's purposes? What can early Friends teach us about how to do this? How can we help one another follow the call in our day with faith and boldness?



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

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: Marcelle Martin served as a Quaker studies teacher and spiritual nurturer at Pendle Hill. A graduate of the Shalem Institute Program on Spiritual Guidance and School of the Spirit’s program on Contemplative Living and Prayer, Marcelle works with Quaker meetings to deepen their spiritual practices. She has written two Pendle Hill pamphlets, Holding One Another in the Light (PHP #382) and Invitation to a Deeper Communion (PHP #366) and is completing a manuscript on the ten elements of the spiritual journey of early Friends.

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Title of Retreat : The Goodness Workshop
Date of Retreat: May 30 2014
Retreat End Date : Jun 01 2014
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

Slow down . . . for goodness’ sake. Pull off the highway and into the beautiful rest area that Pendle Hill provides. Pause to gather a deeper sense of your own goodness in that nurturing environment. Experience deeper spiritual connection, greater awareness of your life path, and deep relaxation of body and mind. Learn simple clothes-on massage and energy work. This will be a slow restful time with some wonder and overview of your life.


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

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: John Calvi is a Quaker healer and certified massage therapist specializing in helping people heal from trauma. He has led healing workshops at Pendle Hill and in many other places for over 20 years. A perennial favorite here, John brings a gentle presence, a capacity for deep listening, and a touch of humor that create an environment for healing and restoration. See www.johncalvi.com for more information about John’s work.

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Title of Retreat : Writing through Grief
Date of Retreat: Jun 08 2014
Retreat End Date : Jun 12 2014
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Healing
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

Robert Frost wrote “no tears for the writer, no tears for the reader,” but how does the writer bring emotionally difficult material to the page and move through trauma to create powerful work? We will examine leading examples of grief writing and undertake writing exercises to learn ways to confront tears, find joy, and meet on the page the little known continuation of Frost’s quote: “No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.” You will gain strategies for writing about trauma in pursuit of insight, a sense of wholeness, and connection to readers. Open to writers at all levels, in all genres.


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

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: Jessica Handler is the author of Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing Through Grief and Invisible Sisters: A Memoir. She has been honored with residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, a 2010 Writers Center Emerging Writer Fellowship, the 2009 Peter Taylor Nonfiction Fellowship, and a special mention for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. Her website is jessicahandler.com. Kathryn Rhett is the author of Near Breathing and editor of Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis. Her poems and essays appear in Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and the New York Times, and have been selected as Notable Essays for Best American Essays. She teaches creative writing at Gettysburg College and in the M.F.A. program at Queens University of Charlotte.

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Title of Retreat : Circles of Crones: Celebrating the Authentic Wisdom of Women over 50
Date of Retreat: Jun 13 2014
Retreat End Date : Jun 15 2014
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Women's
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Pendle Hill
Website: www.pendlehill.org
Email: registrar@pendlehill.org
Telephone: 610-566-4507

We gather to embrace the wise women we have become, with passion and patience. Once maidens and mothers, we are now crones (aka wise and holy women) seeking to live into the fullness of our lives. Together, we redefine retirement and gain strength and support from sister crones. Through deep sharing, art, movement, and music, we are enriched and filled with renewed energy for this exciting time in our lives. Participants can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the legacy we are living and to claim our rightful place as leaders and healers in a world that needs us to step into our power.


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

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: A peace activist, healer, and circle keeper, Bette Rainbow Hoover leads Crone Circles for Quaker women. Bette directed the work of the American Friends Service Committee’s Washington, DC office. For more information, visit JustPeaceCircles.org.

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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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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: 724-964-8886

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