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Silent Retreats at Aircastle
(Pocono Manor, PA)

September 30-October 2, 2005 cancelled
no retreats currently scheduled

A location in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania is the site of silent retreats.

Aircastle, a three-story cottage perched on a mountainside has:
  • Private and double bedrooms (some with walls that may be raised to bring the outdoors in);
  • A fully equipped kitchen and dining room, perfect for the retreat tradition of bringing and sharing food;
  • Several complete bathrooms;
  • A living room and an open deck for group gatherings and quiet times.
The house is winterized. It remains cozy if the weather turns cool.

There are beautiful spots for meditation and lovely trails and roads to wander.

Silent Retreats arise out of the Friends tradition of taking periods of time for retirement for silent "waiting on the Lord." They are like an extended meeting for worship which convenes over a weekend, with times for community and individual worship as well as quiet walks in the woods. There is time for:
  • entering more fully and deeply into the Spirit's presence;
  • finding rest, refreshment, strength, and direction for serving God in the world;
  • opening up time and space for the Spirit's agenda to unfold;
  • coming into God's presence with others, forming a loving community;
  • knowing others in a new and deeper way beyond words;
  • finding an alternative way of being in our modern, excessively busy, overstimulated secular world; and
  • worship-sharing.
Cost: $90 for the weekend, to be paid with registration. Financial aid is available.
Participation is limited to 12 people. Registration two months in advance is advisable in order to arrange and receive details about the weekend.

Participants bring food to share, sheets, pillowcases and towels. Special arrangements regarding food and bed linens may be made for those coming by public transportation.

To register: Contact David Miller,610-828-4970.
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