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Icon Writing

JANuary 22-26, 2024

Come join us for a remarkable pre-Lenten retreat opportunity in 2023!  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.

To learn more contact alice