Ordinary as Grain…

… Daily as Bread. Finding God in the Everyday
Friday 20—Sunday 22 July
with Amanda Wright

There are elements of the spiritual side of our lives that are characterised as other-worldly, awesome, beyond our capacity to describe. Although our encounter with the Divine may sometimes be like that, Jesus and the prophets before him tended to use images and situations from the daily lives of their hearers to communicate God’s concern for and presence with them. Revisiting some of these images and situations from the lives depicted in the scriptures, and from the present day, you are invited to explore what is ordinary and extraordinary in the things of daily life.

Amanda Wright is a Lay Reader and Warden at the Cathedral of The Isles. She is a Tertiary of the Order of the Holy Paraclete, whose mother house is in Whitby, and has lived and worked on behalf of the Iona Community at Iona Abbey as a member of the resident staff. She is influenced by Celtic insights into spirituality as well as the Rule of St Benedict. Married to Andrew, she has twin sons who recently graduated from Napier university and enjoys poetry, art, singing, knitting, gardening and long walks—but not necessarily all at the same time.

There is a fixed price for events on our Open Programme and accommodation is available on a first come first served basis. The College has 4 single rooms with shared bathroom facilities, 4 twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities, 2 double rooms with shared bathroom facilities, 1 family room (double & single) with shared bathroom facilities, 2 en-suite twin rooms, 2 en-suite double rooms and 1 en-suite family room (1 double & 2 singles). Please select the type of accommodation that best meets your needs. Double or twin rooms may be used for single occupancy where needed.

This retreat is offered both residential and non-residential

£155 full board. This includes a deposit of £50 which must be made to secure your booking.
The retreat is available on a non-residential basis for just £35 including lunch. Dinner is available at a cost of £19 per day.

Friends’ Bursary Scheme
We do not want cost to prevent anyone from attending an event at The College of The Holy Spirit. Please see here for details of a bursary scheme run by the Friends of the Cathedral of The Isles.

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