Today in 21st century, the message and example of the mystics speaks to us more than in any previous age. The New Science reveals to us what the mystics have always known and experienced…that we are all interconnected energetically. Join us as we explore the lives and experiences of such famous mystics as Julian of Norwich, Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, and Hildegard of Bingen, together with some less well-known but equally relevant ones. We will discover how they each speak across the ages to inform us in our lives in our current turbulent times.
Our time together will be spent in the beautiful retreat setting of Cathedral Ridge, with a mixture of community prayer, silence, presentations, and small group time. There will be ample opportunity to journal, hike, or rest, and with good food and cozy lodging this will be a wonderful way to be intentional about your Lenten practice.
This year’s retreat will be led by the Rev. Michelle Danson, Episcopal priest, spiritual director, retreat leader, and educator.
The Christian of the future will be a mystic or (s)he will not exist at all. ~ Karl Rahner
What is included in the price?
The cost of the retreat includes two nights’ stay in a single room at Lupine Lodge, and all meals and retreat materials. Discounted pricing is available for guests wishing to book a double room.
More about Michelle Danson
Michelle is a native of Yorkshire, England. After receiving an honors degree in Physics from the University of Durham, England, she went on to gain a post graduate certificate in Education. She taught physics and mathematics in both England and Scotland before choosing to stay home to raise her four children. In 1997 her husband of 22 years, David P. Danson, was killed in a car accident. Answering the call to ordained ministry she earned an M.Div. at the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, in 2002, and then went on to complete a Certificate in Christian Spirituality from The General Theological Seminary, NYC. She was ordained to the diaconate in 2002, and the priesthood in 2003.
Michelle is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, retreat leader, and educator, and is trained as both a labyrinth and SoulCollage® facilitator. She is also a Reiki II practitioner. She is co-founder of The Contemplative Beehive of Boulder Valley, and has been Co-coordinator for Contemplative Outreach of Boulder County. She currently works as a supply priest and has a private practice of spiritual direction called “Living Well.” She has been on the faculty of the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program, based at Benet Hills Monastery, Colorado Springs, as well as adjunct faculty at Naropa, a Buddhist University in Boulder. She has served for six years on Spiritual Direction Colorado (SDCO) and serves as chaplain to various organizations, including the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado.
In 2004, Michelle married David Plume, and is the proud mother of four adult children and three grandchildren. She lives near Boulder, Colorado, and enjoys meditation, yoga, pilates, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, reading, nurturing her herbaceous border, and spending time with family and friends. Michelle is noted for having a great sense of humour!
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