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Flowering (Poetry & Prayer Retreat)

Friday, 10th August @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 17th August @ 10:00 am

£438 - £480

Flowering is a beautiful way to describe how the spiritual life deepens and matures, and even ‘buds again’. It’s something celebrated in poetry from George Herbert to Edwin Muir and many others, and there will be the opportunity to enjoy some of these great poems as well as doing our own writing to explore this theme. The retreat leaders will bring books of poetry and some devotional books, and participants may want to bring some of their own to share. Each day has a good balance of poetry, worship and free time, with silence kept overnight; it is a retreat not a course, so people of considerable experience or none at all, and from whatever kind of church background, are welcome.

Tutor: Jock Stein – Jock is a poet, piper and preacher who happens also to be CARM treasurer. He publishes books in his spare time and enjoys gardening. He currently chairs the Wayfarer Trust which supports the work of the playwright Murray Watts and encourages a world-wide network of artists and writers.

Chaplain: Margaret Stein – Margaret has been a CARM chaplain and art tutor for a good number of years since working at Carberry Tower, where she ran courses, offered spiritual direction and facilitated worship. She trained at the Edinburgh College of Art before studying theology. With her husband Jock, she is involved with the East Lothian Lantern Group which promotes Ignatian prayer.

CARM – Creative Arts Retreat Movement

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Friday, 10th August @ 6:00 pm
Friday, 17th August @ 10:00 am
£438 - £480
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Tutor: Jock Stein
Chaplain: Margaret Stein