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June 2,
August 4,
October 6,
December 1
Desert Days
June 20 Desert Evening
July 21-24 "Praying Scripture" at Mepkin Abbey
August 11-13   "My Story, Our Story, The Story" Montreat Retreat
November 13-17
  "Praying Scripture" at Mepkin Abbey
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June 2 Desert Day

Plan to arrive between 9 and 9:30, and conclude by 2:30. Opening prayer, content, reflection time in solitude, lunch conversation, similar afternoon.

, June 2

Fee: $30 ($20 if you BYO lunch)
Location: Gower Estates
Led by: Catherine Powell 

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June 20 Desert Evening

The autumnal equinox is the occasion of this Desert Evening. The format will be similar to the Desert Day except only one session, not two.

Tuesday, June 20

Fee: $10
Location: Gower Estates
Led by: Catherine Powell

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"Praying Scriptures" Retreat at Mepkin Abbey

Includes daily individual spiritual direction with suggested scripture for each day. The Trappist monks invite us to participate with them in the liturgy of the hours. You may attend any of the prayer times. Each retreatant has a single room/bath. The setting along the Cooper River is most inviting. Arrive Friday by 2:30pm, leave Monday by 11am.

Friday, July 21 - Monday, July 24

Fee: $350 (Deposit: $10)
Location: Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, SC
Led by: Catherine Powell 

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Includes 5 meals and single room with communal bath. The setting is the Montreat Conference and Retreat Center in Black Mountain, NC . Arrive Friday by 4:00pm, leave Sunday by 11am.

Friday, August 11 - Monday, August 13

Fee: $395 (Deposit of $10 by June 29, 2017)
Location: Montreat Conference and Retreat Center, Black Mountain, NC
Led by: Porter Taylor and his son Arthur Taylor

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"Praying Scriptures" Retreat at Mepkin Abbey

The daily rhythm of our “Praying Scripture Retreat includes spiritual direction with Catherine, two to three hours in solitary prayer with Scripture, meals together in silence, free time for walking, reading, napping. Though participation is at the discernment of each retreatant, we are welcome to join the Trappist monks for the Opus Dei or “Liturgy of the Hours.” The experience is very welcoming. First-timers will feel right at home.

Monday, November 13 – Friday, November 17

Fee: $350 retreat
Deposit: ($10) due by September. 29
Location: Mepkin Abbey, Trappist (Order of Cistercians Strict Observance) Monastery, Moncks Corner, SC
Led by: Catherine Powell 

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