Quiet Space Fridays
SILENT DAY RETREAT: 2ND FRIDAY MONTHLY
Does your spirit need to be nourished?
Do you yearn for a quiet day away from TV, media, phones, noise?
THE SPIRITUAL PRACTICE OF WITHDRAWAL:
When: On the second Friday of each month, we offer a Quiet Day at Starrette Farm as a haven of silence where you can rest, based on the pattern of Jesus, who frequently withdrew to a quiet place to nourish his spirit. Encounter God in community, yet alone, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the healing rhythm of sacred quiet. We do not provide a program on this quiet day, but reading material is available. Many people like to bring a notebook for journaling. Our goal is to provide a gentle, refreshing day so you can rest and enter silence… and hear from God.
What: On the retreat day, our doors will be open from 9-5. You will be greeted and given a tour of the retreat house and outside venues to help you find “your spot.” Some rooms are equipped with comfortable chairs or even a bed for napping. Other areas are open and bright with large windows, bringing the outdoors in everywhere you turn. Outdoors, sit on the decks in the sun, walk our seven-circuit labyrinth, experience our Prayer Walk, and explore our forest trails. There are many quiet spots with benches where you can relax in the shade or beside the pond.
Where: The private retreat of Starrette Farm spans 50 acres of rolling woodland, conveniently located just 5 minutes from the intersection of I-77 and I-40 in Statesville, NC. We are a member of the worldwide Quiet Garden Movement which nurtures access to outdoor spaces for prayer, contemplation, rest, and inspiration. Because this is a private setting, directions are not on our website, but will be sent via email following your paid registration.
Other: Coffee and tea are provided. Please bring your own bag lunch. Mid-day, we gather for a community lunch with soft conversation, or you can choose to eat alone if you prefer to remain in silence. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
2019 Retreat Dates Remaining: September 13; October 11; November 8; December 13
To give everyone ample space, each retreat day is limited to the first 12 paid registrations. Cost is $25.00 per person. Please click below to register and pay online by credit card.
If you prefer to pay by check, mail to the address shown below.