Retreats, Spiritual Renewal & Family Fun!
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. – Psalm 62:5
The word “retreat” comes from the Latin verb “to pull back.” Retreats allow you to pull back, get inspired, become spacious, bond in sacred communion with others, and most importantly, deepen your relationship with God. There are many opportunities at Saint Margaret’s to “pull back” and connect more deeply in faith and fellowship.
Days of Silence
The Day of Silence is generally held during Advent and Lent from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the beautiful Peace and Spirituality Center in Bellevue on the lake at St. Joseph’s Sisters of Peace convent. We have two silent meditation periods in the morning and two silent meditation periods in the afternoon. Break for a lovely lunch catered by Panera Bread followed by more reflection teachings following meditation periods and the day closes with a Eucharist led by the clergy. Contact us for more information.
St. Margaret’s Women’s Retreat is an annual retreat offering time of respite, fellowship, refreshment, and spiritual renewal and is open to all. St. Andrew’s House is a perfect retreat location with beautiful views of Hood Canal, gourmet meals, hiking trails, a walking labyrinth, a quick walk into the quaint town of Union, or simply take a nap or curl up with your favorite book during personal rest time. Retreats are usually scheduled in the fall. Contact us for current dates!
St. Andrew’s House began as a retreat center for the Diocese of Olympia in 1954, when the Lodge and its seven acres were given as a gift to the Diocese It is a traditional log cabin style walls, elegant hardwood floors, a massive stone hearth, two oak staircases leading to an overhanging balcony and two bedroom wings combine to make for a retreat experience like no other. The Lodge can accommodate 30 overnight guests; larger groups can book concurrently Bayne Cottage with space for 8 more. The St. Andrews experience is warm and nurturing because of their excellent staff, food & facilities.
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