Contemplative Prayer Retreat: July 31 – Aug 2

candle flamePea flowers in the gardenSilent Retreat for the Contemplative Prayer Groups of Church of the Holy Family and Church of the Advocate.


Avila Retreat Center, 711 Mason Road, Durham

Friday evening, July 31 to Sunday noon, August 2

Silence is kept during the retreat except for those wishing to participate in worship and in discussion sessions on Martin Laird’s Into The Silent Land; a guide to the Christian practice of contemplation.

The cost of the retreat is $155 per person for the two nights and all meals.

For further information and registration forms contact Char Sullivan at or 919-542-2521.

Deadline for registration and checks is July 22 but please send forms and checks as soon as convenient.  Checks made out to Episcopal Church of the Advocate or E.C.O.T.A.  with “Avila Retreat” on memo line.

All who practice contemplative prayer or who would like to learn about it are welcome.

In addition to contemplative prayer sessions we read Morning Prayer and Compline, and on Saturday celebrate a Eucharist.   Please contact Char Sullivan at or 919-542-2521 for more information or to request a registration form.

More information about Contemplative Prayer can be found here.