Dear Friends,

Retreat in Trieb

Sixteen of us gathered for six days in the ancestral home of the Benecke family in Oberfranken (northern Bavaria) for a retreat on discipleship, and the fruit of discipleship—the formation of Christlikeness in the inner life.

Our days were ordered around shared meals, liturgy of the hours, teaching sessions, work times, and engaging in spiritual disciplines.

Teaching sessions, drawn from George’s book Maturing toward Wholeness in the Inner Life,included discipleship, humility, the Kingdom of God, practicing God’s Presence, inner healing and learning how to forgive. We engaged in the spiritual disciplines of solitude, meditation, pilgrimage, personal journalling, and celebration…..