An invitation into the heart of Christmas
This online retreat is not about adding one more thing to your holiday schedule. It is about helping you find spaces for reflection that draw you deep into this season that shimmers with mystery and possibility.
This retreat offers a space of elegant simplicity, much like the one that Jan created in her Advent book Night Visions. Intertwining reflection, art, music, and community, this four-week online retreat provides a distinctive opportunity to travel through Advent and Christmas in contemplation and conversation with others along the way.
How we will enter the sacred space of this season
Each week of Advent we will open a new door—
Week 1: Studying the Dark
How do we experience the presence of holy mystery in this season?
Week 2: The Liturgy of Your Life
How do we seek a rhythm of life that draws us closer to God?
Week 3: The Book of Our Open Hands
Where do we find the presence of God within our own story—the sacred text of our own life?
Week 4: Illuminated
What will this season reveal to us; what word will become flesh in our own lives? How will we respond?
Here's what you get
- You will receive five reflections via email each week. Each email will feature a written reflection by Jan as well as a piece of Jan's artwork created for this season.
- Garrison will weave his music through the retreat, offering his original songs for Advent and Christmas as well as reflective instrumental pieces composed especially for this retreat.
- An online forum will provide a space for you to offer responses and engage others during the retreat. Jan and Garrison will participate regularly in the ongoing conversation that will take place in the forum.
Cost for this Advent retreat: $85 (group rates available; see FAQ page)
How you sign up
Have questions? Visit our FAQ page for more info.
Click the button below to register and pay for the retreat. You can pay by credit card via PayPal (you don't need to have a PayPal account).
If you would like to pay by check, email us to register and arrange payment.
"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day
is the rest we take between two deep breaths,
or the turning inwards in prayer
for five short minutes."