Prayer 7:00-7:30 AM
Breakfast 7:30-8:30 AM
Speaker / responses 8:45-11:45 AM
Prayer 12:00-12:15 PM
Lunch 12:30-1:30 PM
Speaker/Responses 1:45–3:15 PM
Closing worship 3:30-4:00 PM
Housing is on location, in one and two bed bedrooms. Some people will have a roommate; if there is someone you would like to be paired with, please indicate that on your registration. Bathrooms are shared and before we leave, we will make our beds with clean sheets and a prayer for the next person who sleeps there.
Meals are taken in the Refectory, and the lounge is cozy for conversations. Overnight accommodations are limited to the first forty women who register for the event.
Take time before the holiday rush for prayer, meditation and fellowship.
Richmond Hill is located at 2209 E. Grace Street in Richmond. It was founded by a community of nuns, who arrived at the close of the Civil War. Locating their convent on Church Hill, they began a ministry of education for young girls, while continuing to pray for the city of Richmond. In 1987, the nuns moved to Hanover County and the buildings were renovated as a retreat center.
We will join the Richmond Hill community in their morning, noon and evening services and dine in their refectory. Services are held in the chapel, and we will have some sessions in meeting and prayer rooms.
While there is not one book for discussion this year, participants will be provided with a list of books that may introduce them to the theme and deepen their understanding of the topic.
You will be able to respond to the sessions in a number of ways: through prayer, meditation, music, art, writing, or discussion, and in group responses or alone.
Brenda Burgner is an LCSW and a Fellow by the Association of Music and Imagery. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in Richmond, VA. Brenda approaches her work with people from a whole person perspective – mind, body, spirit and heart. She will bring that perspective and her training in experiential modalities to the weekend as we explore strength, brokenness and resilience.
For further information about the retreat, please contact: