Sit quietly until the true rest of God fills your very being.
Let us gather to affirm our deep need for God’s goodness and kindness towards us. In March, plan to join your colleagues at the beautiful, peaceful St. John the Baptist Retreat House in Mendham, NJ for three days of rest, guided meditation, quiet prayer and Lectio Divina. You’ll have the opportunity to practice the Examen, one of Christianity’s most powerful techniques for self-reflection. There will be lots of free time to rest and wander the lovely grounds, take naps, connect with each other or curl up in a private nook with a good book and cup of tea. Spiritual direction will be offered on Tuesday afternoon. Register online, the cost is $190.
Karla Droste, Spiritual Director
Karla Droste brings a wide variety of experiences and education to her spiritual direction practice. Trained at The Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, she holds certificates of completion for the three-year program in spiritual direction as well as an additional year’s training in group direction. In addition to providing individual spiritual direction, Karla leads spiritual direction groups, teaching different types of meditation and prayer including, Lectio Divina, Ignatian Prayer, Examen and Centering Prayer, as well as discovering spiritual gifts. She is trained in the Enneagam and Myers-Briggs personality profiles. Also trained in conflict resolution, Karla has led workshops for seminaries, parish vestries and chaplain training programs, as well as facilitating the spouses’ and partners’ group at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and various groups at Princeton Theological Seminary.