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Fall Retreat: Writing as a Spiritual Discipline

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Canterbury Downtown Fall Retreat: Writing as a Spiritual Discipline with Loren Moreno

 Sunday, October 9

6 p.m. Holy Eucharist at Grace Church (10th & Broadway)

7 p.m. Dinner and conversation with facilitator poet Loren Moreno,

Monday, October 10 at Seafarers International Guest House (123 E. 15th Street near Union Square)

10 a.m.—3 p.m.

Lunch included

FREE for college/university students/$15 suggested contribution

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How can our prayer lives become fuller through the discipline of writing? How can writing be enriched by prayer?

In this retreat, we’ll read from scripture as well as contemporary poetry and prose for guided free-writing. Then, by emptying ourselves through prayer, we will invite the Spirit to inspire us to create our own pieces of sacred writing. Those who are willing to share may do so, and all will be encouraged to go home and refine the pieces we create together.

The goal is that we will all leave with a systematic method of prayerful writing that we can use to develop our own disciplines.

No writing experience needed – just a desire to read, reflect, and be open to inspiration. 

Register today by clicking here!


Loren Moreno is a journalist and writer from Honolulu, Hawai’i, currently living in New York City. He is a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at The New School. He is the author of the chapbook Aaron & Keoni (Gertrude Press, 2013). His poetry and short fiction has appeared in Gertrude, decomP, Dogzplot, Boston Literary, Lethe Press, and Hawaii Pacific Review.


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