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Evensong Retreat Center

A Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod

508-432-0027 | info@evensongretreat.com

Rev. Marie David, Director of Wellness Ministries and Retreats  508-737-2883
Rev. James David, Director of Retreat & Spirituality Programming: 508--737-1899  

Private Individual Retreats

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Retreats for Individuals

Evensong provides a quiet and beautiful setting in which individuals may retreat from the hectic pace of daily life, come back to the Source of that life, and be refreshed and renewed. We offer a variety of retreat approaches to accommodate the seasoned retreat veteran or someone who has never before been on retreat. From scheduled programs to personal quiet time, Evensong has something that will appeal to you. Scroll down to read through our various offerings

Personal Retreats can be scheduled anytime from Tuesday at 1pm thru Sunday at 11:00am based on availability

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Single Day Retreats

To honor the lifestyles of our retreatants we have developed a new, one day retreat opportunity from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Guests choosing this option are invited to take a day away from the busyness of life to enter into the Sacred Serenity of Evensong. A private room with bath as well as our beautiful grounds support the opportunity to re-center oneself or create in the beauty of nature. The cost for this day of retreat is $75. Arrangements can be made for Spiritual Direction or a Reiki Treatment for an additional fee.

Multiple Day Retreats

For those interested in a more traditional, overnight retreat, we offer the opportunity to join us for 1 overnight or more up to 5 days. (Longer retreats may be possible - please contact us.) We will provide you with a private room with private bath. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. The grounds and Chapel will be made available to you daily. The fee for multiple day retreats is $145 per night and includes meals . (Tax must be added unless your organization is tax exempt.) Spiritual Direction and Reiki Treatments are available by advance appointment for an additional fee.

Choose the Retreat that Works for You

Space Just to Be

This private retreat experience is for the person who is looking for the opportunity to be in sacred space with themselves and their God. A beautiful private room and nurturing meals await your presence with us. Our Cretan labyrinth awaits your walking meditation and our chapel is available for meditation and quiet prayer. Available for both single day and multiple day retreats

Moving Forward Through Life's Tensions

This directed retreat process invites the participant to relax deeply and to be open and attentive to the invitations that lie in the midst of life’s tensions. Together we will look at feelings, beliefs, ideas that are in opposition within, identifying expectations and pulls. We will revision ideas of holiness, recognizing spiritual practices that draw us deeper into the nurturance of our souls. All of this will be expressed through the mandorla process in support of the recognition of the liminal space between life’s expectations, images and pulls, the sacred space of the authentic self calling from within. The cost of this three day retreat inclusive of room, breakfast, materials and guidance is $650

Prayer Beyond Words

There are many prayers throughout religious traditions that support our relationship with God. However, when there are no words to express the prayer of our souls, the gift of artistic expression can assist us in communicating the depth of our experience. Prayer Beyond Words is a retreat process to connect with the voice of one’s soul through the exploration of a variety of artistic mediums including pastels, watercolor and clay. No artistic experience or training is necessary to give voice to your soul’s prayer, only the desire to listen. The cost of this two day retreat inclusive of room, breakfast, materials and guidance is $ 450.

Honoring the Loss

There are times in our lives in which we are called to make space to honor the loss in our lives, whether it be a person, pet, home, expectations. This four day retreat is a time of nurturance for the mind, body and soul. Nurturing meals, a beautiful private room, a Reiki treatment and the creation of memory beads support the healing process. Participants are invited to bring rose petals, dried or fresh, to cook into a mash to make the memory beads. The cost of this four day retreat inclusive of room, meals, Reiki treatment, materials and guidance is $850.

Companionship on the Journey

This private retreat experience is for the person who is seeking to have companionship on the spiritual journey. Experienced spiritual directors are available to listen to your journey with God and support you in attending to God’s presence in your life experience. Guidance and practice in meditation techniques available. Our Cretan labyrinth awaits your walking meditation and our chapel is available for meditation and quiet prayer. Cost is $200* per evening inclusive of room, one hour daily meeting time (two night minimum).

Pathways to the Soul

Often we long for some personal space in our busy and hectic lives. This personal retreat experience uses a guided meditation, journaling, and creative prayer to facilitate a journey inward to the soul. In personal meditation and using imaginative prayer the retreatant will learn to create and explore pathways to the inner self. This retreat includes a daily 30 min. guided meditation, and 1 hour of personal guidance each day. Our Cretan labyrinth awaits your walking meditation and our chapel is available for meditation and quiet prayer. The cost of this retreat including room and guidance is $225 per day (two day minimum).

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (founder of the Society of Jesus, commonly known as Jesuits) are perhaps the most widely known and used exercises in conducting private directed retreats. The spiritual exercises engage one’s whole person – body, mind, and soul in reaching inward and outward in response to the movement of God in one’s life. St. Ignatius is famous for bringing his background of discipline, intellectual clarity, and determination to the spiritual life. The exercises provide a basic step by step approach to responding to God’s outreach to us in the life and teachings of Jesus through reflection and meditation, engaging our faculties of intellect, emotion, and will. The adaptability of the exercises allow for a variety of approaches in structuring retreats suited to different individuals.

Introduction to Ignatian Retreats
This 2 – 4 day directed retreat is for those wishing an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. An introductory overview is provided of the basic approach to the Spiritual Exercises. The retreatant will then engage one or two of the exercises daily through prayer, meditation, and scripture reading. Keeping a daily journal is an important aspect of this retreat. A spiritual director will meet with the retreatant for two 30 minute sessions daily. The cost of this retreat, including room and all meetings with the director is $225 per day.

Five or Eight Day Ignatian Retreats
 
These more typical Ignatian Retreats are for individuals who have experience with directed retreats and wish to engage the Ignatian Exercises. Included in this retreat is a thirty minute daily session with a spiritual director. The cost of this retreat inclusive of room and meeting with a director is $165 per day.

Design Your Own Retreat

For those individuals and groups who are seeking guidance in developing their retreat time we would be happy to speak with you to clarify your intention for your time away. Setting forth intention provides the opportunity to focus our energies and thoughts in healthy, life-giving ways. Your retreat will be developed with as much or little structure as you desire. It may include reconnection with the rhythms of the earth while walking the labyrinth or nearby beaches, journaling, bike riding, meditation, centering prayer, Reiki treatment, spiritual companionship or just sitting in silence to better hear your inner wisdom. The initial phone conversation with Marie or Jim to develop your intention and design your personal retreat is billed at $75 per hour. Reiki and spiritual companionship during your retreat are also $75. Available for both single day and multiple day retreats and for group retreats. To arrange for this service please call (508-432-0027) or email us: jim@evensongretreat.com or marie@evensongretreat.com