Savor His Presence. Hear His Voice.

We all struggle to stay focused and keep God in the forefront of busy and cluttered lives. Though Black Rock Retreat is not a completely silent venue, the Silent Sanctuary Retreats offer spaces of silence and solitude in the middle of the symphony of life. This retreat provides opportunity to learn how to practice peace and rest in spite of outside melodies.

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"The love that I felt here was life changing!"

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Guest: Priscilla Williams

Priscilla Williams has a B.S. in Art Education and Master's of Divinity degrees. Throughout the 25 years of pastoral ministry Priscilla has always been on a journey to find how art and communing with God come together. The places of greatest revelation in this union are in the wilderness times and seasons, when the Shepherd takes us so deep into our hearts that goes way beyond words. (Even one who paints with words can testify to this place.) Art is the language for heart to heart connections. Glory Gazing Ministries, Priscilla's ministry, is all about helping people discover such connections with God through the arts.

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“Be silent and I will teach you wisdom.” (Job 33:31)

Held in the lovely and comfortable Maranatha Retreat Center, the Silent Sanctuary Retreat will include extended hours of reflection with optional resources for you to make the most of your time with God such as prayer stations, handouts and music and art areas. Included in the weekend is an optional “Tools for Purposeful Pursuit of Jesus” session led by local artist Priscilla Williams. Black Rock Retreat is the perfect location for guests to see God’s handiwork as they meander along the trails or sit on the deck or enjoy the warmth of a fireplace. Also available is a Prayer Labyrinth for all guests to “walk the path”.

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Single Occupancy – $230/person
Double Occupancy – $195/person
5 Day Retreat – $395/person
Massage (add $50)
Spiritual Direction (add $40)

Includes two nights lodging in the Maranatha Retreat Center (private hotel style room) and five buffet-style meals served in our dining room.

Typical Schedule

Friday 6:30-7:30pm Registration
7:30-8:30pm Opening Meditation
8:30-10:00pm Tools for Purposeful Pursuit of Jesus Session (optional)

Friday 10pm - Sunday 11am - 37 HOURS OF SILENCE

Saturday
8:00am Breakfast
12:00pm Lunch
5:00pm Dinner

Sunday
8:00am Breakfast
11:00am-12:00pm "Breaking the Silence" Celebration
12:00pm Lunch

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