Icon Writing Retreat


18 iconJANUARY 27-31, 2020

2018 ICON: Hildegard of Bingen

2019 ICON: The Good Shepherd based on a sculpture by Walker Hancock

2020 ICON: TBA  

Come join us for a remarkable pre-Lenten retreat opportunity!  These ancient images of Christ, Mary, and the saints have come down to us from the earliest Christians. Icons have been called "windows to heaven." And though retreat guests are using paints, they're actually icon *writing*.

The Icon Writing retreat is led by Pastor Anne Deneen and assisted by Judith Ring. By the end of this week long retreat, you will have completed an icon to take home with you. No prior artistic experience is necessary -- just a willingness to enter into the process and meditate on Christ in this hands-on retreat. All materials will be supplied. Instruction in technique as well as historical and theological background of icons will be provided.


Recommended reading in preparation for the retreat:

Rowan Williams, The Dwelling of the Light: Praying with Icons of Christ

John Baggley, Doors of Perception: Icons and Their Spiritual Significance

As always at Calumet, the food and lodging are superb. Opportunities for worship, reflection and conversation will be offered.

  See Pictures from the Icon Writing Retreat of 2016

Cost in 2018: $350 per person (meals, lodging, and supplies)

Contact Alice for more information or to make your reservation.

  (603) 539-3223 ext. 220    alice@calumet.org

Camp Calumet

Mailing Address

PO Box 236 
W Ossipee, NH 03890

Physical Address

1090 Ossipee Lake Rd
Freedom, NH 03836

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