Advent Quiet Day 2023 Day Only

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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In the busy-ness of the season, we invite you to come away to the Ridge and gather together IN-PERSON as we make time to embrace the waiting and settling in as we take time to breathe in the hope, joy, peace and love that this time of Advent offers.

In the quiet and silence of this retreat, we invite you to sit, linger, ponder, behold, wander, wonder...wait. We will offer some reflections and spiritual exercises to prepare you for the holy-days of Advent. During the times of silence, there will also be nativity scenes from around the world for reflection, Christmas stories, items to create, coloring pages and mandalas to capture your feelings and reflections of the day.  We will also have both indoor and outdoor labyrinths as you walk through the day.  Given our Advent Prayer Journey focus on Mary, particular attention will be given to see "Advent through the eyes of Mary."

We invite you to sit by the fire, enjoy the beauty of the Ridge, and live into the season of Advent as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. Join us on Tuesday, December 4th from 9:30am –3:30pm for $79 (includes lunch). 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a Day Apart ONSITE event.  It begins at 9:30am and runs to 3:30pm.  There is a lunch break at 12:30 and luncheon is served in the Lakeside Gallery Dining Room. 

ADD ON TO YOUR ADVENT QUIET DAY with an advent personal retreat! 

Come for an overnight retreat either Monday into Tuesday or Tuesday into Wednesday (or both nights) for only $159 per person. (per night, private room)  Includes the Advent Quiet Day, Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch. (You will need to register for the overnight here.)

If you are interested in coming just the day on Tuesday, December 5th from 9:30am-3:30pm for the Advent Quiet Day, Day Apart Retreat for only $79.  (Register with the link above or click here.)

We also invite you to join us for our ONLINE weekly Advent Prayer Journey beginning on Sunday, December 3rd from 6-7 pm, continuing through Sunday, December 31st.  "Advent Through the Eyes of Mary" by Lynne Modranski will be our guide this season.  Click here for more information.​

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  A trained spiritual director and ordained American Baptist pastor, Larry (as he is known by friends) is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Gateways to God Missional Spiritual Direction Program.  He is also Adjunct Faculty at Merrimack College in the Masters of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction programs.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.