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An introduction to the contemplative life, this retreat’s focus on desert themes brings you to a place of solitude, testing, self-emptying, encounter and finally transformation.

"The desert is not merely a place. It is a type of Christian experience. The vast emptiness and silence of the desert stand as symbols of desolation, the isolation, to which some are condemned at periods of their life as an inescapable part of their journey. The desert as both place and experience becomes associated, therefore, with journeying; with testing; with seeking another country, a promised land." John Moses

Retreat Dates: 1 - 6 April 2020
Retreat Address: Seven Fountains Jesuit Spirituality Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Retreat Facilitators:
Dr Beth Roberton,
Former Director of Dayspring Contemplative Spirituality Center and current Co-ordinator and Presenter of the Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction. She is the founding author of Dayspring’s spiritual direction training program and has qualifications in teaching, theology and ministry training. She practised as a high school teacher for many years prior to working in ministry, both in Australia and overseas. She also held a position of associate pastor of a Baptist Church for 2 years.

Ps. Priscilla Chua completed her training in spiritual direction and has a passion to journey with others in their discovery of the God-given self. She is currently the pastoral staff of the 8 & 11.15 am congregation, point leader of the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship course, and she also organises and provides meditation materials for the monthly Quiet Garden Retreats.

Cost: $400 (subsidised), $450 (full rate) excludes airfare

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