Contemplative Revolution with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB

An Advent Weekend of Silence & Simplicity

Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, led this weekend retreat focusing on the elements of contemplation – silence and simplicity – and how they help deepen our experience and understanding of Advent. In our time together we learned and engaged more with both silence and simplicity through meditation, a series of sessions led by Fr. Laurence, a sung compline service by candlelight and a final question and answer session culminating in a contemplative mass infused with silence, stillness, and simplicity. Learn more about Father Laurence.

All sessions were held on the campus of Saint James Episcopal Church. Founded in 1744, Saint James is a vibrant, innovative parish whose people are growing in their faith and exploring contemplative spiritual practices. Situated in the heart of historic downtown Lancaster, PA, one of America’s oldest and most dynamic inland cities, Saint James is within easy walking distance of a host of cafes and restaurants, hotels and historic attractions. Located in south central PA, the city is easily accessible by Amtrak and is approximately 3 hrs from NYC, 2.5 from Washington DC, 1.5 from both Philadelphia and Baltimore and 45 minutes from Harrisburg.