This Weekend: from the Mountains to the Inner City

Holy Family Episcopal Church

If you live in North Georgia, I hope I’ll see you at one or both of these events this weekend.

Saturday I’ll be leading a day-retreat at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Jasper, Georgia, in the beautiful north Georgia mountains. Our theme is Contemplation and Emergence. I’m very excited about the combination of poetry, storytelling, lectio, silence and sharing that will encompass our time together as we explore how an ancient practice (contemplation) remains relevant today (emergence). We gather from 9 to 3, with no set fee but a suggested donation of $25. Lunch is included, thanks to the hospitality of the church and one of its members. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Then on Sunday evening I’ll be visiting Neighbor’s Abbey, a neo-monastic community in southwest Atlanta, to explore the connections between the Rule of Saint Benedict and the neo-monastic movement (especially the 12 Marks of a New Monasticism). To learn more about Neighbor’s Abbey, visit their Facebook page. Or just come on by: we’ll gather at 5 PM at 635 Dill Ave. SW, Atlanta GA 30310.

I hope I’ll see you at one or both of these events!

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.