This fall, we will retreat together to consider ‘Silence, Solitude and Hospitality’. These things count for very little in our world. Might they be essential to a truly human life? Our retreat speaker, guiding our discussion, will be Laurelle LeVert, who is a King’s alum currently sitting on the Board of Governors for the college. Laurelle also holds a PhD in Medieval Literature. Structured as well as unstructured time allows retreatants to establish their own pace in the beautiful natural surroundings. One may opt to be in solitude and silence, gather in discussion, read, study, or participate in outdoor activities either at the Retreat Centre or in nearby Kejimkujik Park.
Retreat conductor will be the Chaplain to the University, Fr Ranall Ingalls. Karis Tees, member of the King’s College Chapel Choir and the Chapel’s Administrator, will lead the retreatants in the singing of the ancient Benedictine Offices of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline.
The Mersey River Nature Retreat Centre offers both shared and private bedrooms in small or large chalets. All accommodations include shared bathroom, living room, and galley kitchen. Main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided. Bring snacks (and wine for Saturday’s dinner) if you wish!
Alternative option: For those who prefer a greater solitude, areas are available for tenting.