Wednesday, 4 December 2019 3:00 PM - Friday, 6 December 2019 10:00 AM PST

31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA, 93563, United States

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Wednesday, 4 December 2019 3:00 PM - Friday, 6 December 2019 10:00 AM PST

If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30.a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (closed for mass & lunch *11:45 a.m- 1:30 p.m.) Check in time starts at 3:00 p.m. Check out time is at 10:00 a.m. (exceptions may apply).



Wednesday, December 4 - Friday, December 6, 2019


Scripture accompanied by art, music, poetry of the Advent season will support our preparation for the coming of Christ once again into our world and our lives. We will explore the four movements of Advent and Christmas- the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, and the Coming of the Magi and Flight to Egypt--using the deep spiritual (and very Benedictine) practice of Lectio Divina and its complementary forms, Visio and Audio Divina. Time will be allowed for reflection, journaling, prayer, silence, and small and large group sharing. 


Dr. Laura Dunham, former academic, retired Presbyterian minister, and Catholic convert in 2012, is an oblate of St. Benedict's Monastery in MN. She holds a PhD., MDiv, and certificate in Spiritual Formation. Teaching and writing about Christian spirituality. guiding the Ignatian Exercises, and leading retreats and group studies of the mystics are her current work. Laura is the author of Path of the Purified Heart: The Spiritual Journey as Transformation (Cascade Books, 2012) and Extraordinary Time: Spiritual Reflections from a Season with Cancer, Death, and Transition (Cascade Books, 2018). A resident of Riverside, CA, she invites inquiries about her work through her website,  

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