A Quiet Advent Day with Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart, b. 1260, said: “We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly but does not take place within myself? And what good is it to me if Mary is full of grace if I am not also full of grace? What good is it to me for the Creator to give birth to his Son if I also do not give birth to him in my time and my culture? This, then, is the fullness of time. When the Son of God is begotten in us.”

Join Saint James Episcopal Church and Oasis Ministries as Glenn Mitchell and Kimberlee Peifer offer A Quiet Advent Day with Meister Eckhart.

Meister Eckhart was a late 13th to early 14th-century German theologian, philosopher, inspiring preacher and mystic. There will be time to encounter the inspiring life and words of Eckhart and sufficient silence to consider his teachings in the context of our own lives. The day will conclude with a mass including themes from Eckhart’s life and teaching.

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December 6, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4 PM


Saint James Episcopal Church
119 North Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602




9:30 AM: Check-in with tea/coffee in the Narthex
10 AM: Session 1
12 – 1:30 PM: Lunch on your own (bring a bagged lunch to eat in the Parish House Forum Room or dine at a local restaurant)
1:30 – 3:15 PM: Session 2
3:15 – 4 PM: Contemplative Mass

For more information, contact Glenn Mitchell.

Registration deadline: December 1, 2019

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​​There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven. For silence is a language that is infinitely deeper, more far-reaching, more understanding, more compassionate, and more eternal than any other language… There is nothing in the world that resembles God as much as silence.
–Meister Eckhart


The Rev. Glenn Mitchell
The Rev. Glenn Mitchell is Director of Oasis Ministries and a lead teacher and retreat leader with Oasis since 1996. Glenn has a practice of spiritual direction based in State College, Pennsylvania. Glenn loves all things contemplative and in his spare time enjoys watching birds, hand binding journals, and making things from wood.

Kimberlee Peifer
Kimberlee Peifer is a spiritual director and retreat leader who formerly worked at Saint James as Director for Contemplative Prayer and Practices. She is passionate about continuing on her own contemplative and healing journey with God and helping others experientially do the same – by deeply listening, being in silence together and exploring spiritual practices.