ACCOMMODATIONS: Our group will occupy the Monastic Retreat House, which is a two-story home with nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a family room area, and a fully-equipped kitchen that we are free to use for meals and snacks.
A private bedroom and bathroom await you, along with linens and towels provided by St. Emma's. There are laundry facilities if you need them.
Eight of the bedrooms are located on the second level of the retreat home, and one, located on the first level, is a handicapped bedroom - however, it is used by all.
ROOM and MEALS: The private room and six meals, from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon are provided and included in the cost. The meals are homemade whole foods that are prepared fresh daily.
During my recent visit I dined on a lunch of ham, salad, fruits, and a side dish with vegetables from their garden! They also offered mac and cheese, cherry pie, and ice cream.
If you have specific dietary needs, Mother Maryann asked that I communicate any allergies to them so they can prepare the meals to meet you rneeds if possible.
You are welcome to bring food to prepare meals if you desire. Bring snacks for yourself and to share with others. I will have snacks available for everyone.
RETREAT SPACE: The spacious family room and kitchen are located on the first level of the retreat home we will occupy. You simply walk down the stairs into the comfortable space where we will spend the weekend together with hopefully - weather permitting - a roaring fire, a cup of your favorite beverage, and essential oils wafting through the air.
It's a comfortable room with couches and chairs, a table, and fireplace. We are free to re-arrange the furniture to meet our needs and can use the space each day as long as we desire.
SPACE WE WILL USE: We will use the indoor space most of the time. Weather permitting, we can enjoy the campus and sacred places during breaks and mealtimes.
DRESS: Wear comfortable, casual clothes. In the constellation work, you might end up sitting on the floor, so please dress accordingly.