2024 Shrine Mont Parish Retreat

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Join us for our Annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA on May 3rd-5th, 2024. This is a time when all are welcome to join us for a weekend in the mountains. Our theme is Flourishing in Faith: Pausing to Be With God, One Another, and Ourselves.

Our retreat leader is the Reverend Callie Swanlund, Episcopal priest, spiritual companion, and coach trained in the wisdom of Brené Brown. There will be plenty of opportunities for fellowship and spending time in nature with one another- not to mention sharing meals! We have 100 spaces available.

We will open registration on Monday, January 8, and will send out an email from our Grace Notes distribution list that morning at 8 AM with the registration link. Registration will be open through January 19 or until all slots are filled. This event fills up quickly! Contact the Rev’d Keli Shipley Cooper with any questions and be sure to fill out the waitlist if registration is full.

  • Adult (Single Room) $250/ Person 
  • Adult (Shared Room) $200/ Person
  • Youth (Ages 14+) (Single Room) $200 
  • Youth (Ages 14+) (Shared Room) $175
  • Youth (Ages 11-13) $75 
  • Child (Ages 4-11) $75
  • Child (Ages 0-3) FREE 
  • Family Cap (for two generations only): $650 
  • Commuter $30/ Day + Meals 

Scholarships are available! Please indicate this on your registration form and Rev’d Keli will follow up with you.

Flourishing in Faith: Pausing to Be With God, One Another, and Ourselves

During this Eastertide parish retreat, you will be invited into a vision of flourishing in your faith, your community, and your life. Many of us carry the stress of our responsibilities–caring for children or elders, jobs, various commitments–and the heartache of the world. In the sacred space of this retreat, we will come together to slow down and reconnect with ourselves, one another, and The Holy. Guided by the Rev. Callie Swanlund–Episcopal priest, spiritual companion, and coach trained in the wisdom of professor, author, and storyteller Brené Brown–this retreat will take us on a journey recalling ourselves as resurrected people and learning the many facets of flourishing that can be found in faith communities and spiritual practices. Callie will share theology, research, and grounded faith tools for finding wholeness from her forthcoming book, From Weary to Wholehearted: A Restorative Resource for Overcoming Clergy Burnout (despite the subtitle, the book and this topic are for anyone experiencing stress or overwhelm, or wanting deeper flourishing). Our weekend will include time for fellowship, heartfelt prayer and meaningful reflection, nourishing experiences and rest, and an opportunity to forge lasting connections.

The Rev. Callie Swanlund

The Rev. Callie Swanlund is a retreat leader, spiritual companion, ministry coach, and writer. She is growing a creative ministry and leads individuals and groups in the work of Dr. Brené Brown as a Certified Daring Way Facilitator. Her film, How2charist: Digital Instructed Eucharist, has reached Christians around the world. An Episcopal Church Foundation fellow, Callie has keynoted the Kanuga Christian Formation Conference and the annual conference for Episcopal Communicators. She lives with her partner and two children in Philadelphia and serves in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.