Next Retreat

Arise My Fair One: Journeying in Dark Times with the Divine Beloved

Wendy Farley

Special Guest: Dr. Wendy Farley

When: August 5th-8th, 2020

Where: via Zoom


Arise My Fair One: Journeying in Dark Times with the Divine Beloved

It is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged: pandemic, confronting the reality of racism, corruption, economic vulnerability, suffering immigrant populations. But our Divine Beloved entered history during fragile and violent times, inviting us to embrace radical compassion, joyful community, and deep interior peace. Let us arise and find our way back to intimacy with the divine, that we may be bearers of light in dark times.


This virtual retreat will include live Zoom sessions on Wednesday evening, August 5th, and Saturday morning, August 8th. The Zoom portions of the retreat will include lecture by Dr. Wendy Farley, small group break-outs, music, and prayer. On Thursday, August 6th, and Friday, August 7th, participants will receive email prompts for personal reflection and integration activities. 


We are suggesting a donation of $50 to register, although we invite whatever you can donate to help us survive these lean times.

Wendy Farley is Rice Family Chair of Spirituality and Director of the Programs in Spiritual Direction and Formation at the University of Redlands Graduate School of Theology (San Francisco Theological Seminary). Prior to coming to Redlands, she spent 28 years at Emory University, where she was Professor of Religion and Ethics and Chair of Theological Studies. Her research has focused on philosophical and feminist theology as well as comparative theology and contemplative practices. She is interested in connections between social justice and spiritual practice and the role of contemplative practices in supporting resilience and radical compassion in dark times. She is the author six books.