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NOVEMBER 2019

AUTUMN ARTISTS' RETREAT
Monday, November 4-Thursday, November 7, 2019

This retreat is open to artists at all levels including beginners. Photographers, sculptors, and writers are also welcome to come and experience the colors and beauty of the high desert in the setting of the monastery. Escape the stress of daily life while deepening a spiritual vision in your art. (A materials list will be provided.)

Presenter:
Deloris Haddow, Obl.OSB
Room, board, and tuition: $330 single; $287.50 each shared

Deloris Haddow is an oblate of Valyermo. She is an artist and educator who studied in Europe, Ukraine, and Iran. She is involved with the California Plein Air Association and is a member of Faith and Forum, a liturgical art organization. She is a spiritual director/facilitator for adults, leading retreats and workshops on centering prayer.


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Friday, November 22-Sunday, November 24, 2019


Presenter: Fr. Stephen Coffey
Room, board, and tuition: $275 single; $220 each shared

Fr. Stephen Coffey, a Massachusetts native, is a monk of the Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict and lives at the Monastery of the Risen Christ in San Luis Obispo, where he is director of oblates. He is a retreat director, spiritual director, and is involved in other formation ministries at the Hermitage in Big Sur and at San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez. He is a graduate of St. John's School of Theology in Collegeville, MN and holds degrees in Christian Spirituality from Creighton in Omaha and in Pastoral Leadership from Chaminade in Honolulu.


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THANKSGIVING AT VALYERMO
Wednesday, November 27-Friday, November 29, 2019

This non-directed retreat provides time to reflect on all God has given to us and to enjoy the festive celebration of Thanksgiving with the monastic community.

Room and board: $220 single; $192.50 each shared


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ADVENT RETREAT
Friday, November 29-Sunday, December 1, 2019

On this first weekend of Advent we will offer a potpourri of monastic insights, enabling participants to experience the Advent season as a time rooted in scripture, history, art, music, and liturgy.

Presenters: Monks of Valyermo
Room, board, and tuition: $275 single; $220 each shared