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Quiet Days and Retreats

At Tapestry Life Resources, we recognize the need for quiet, reflective spaces in our lives. Our desire is to provide you with the space and structure so that your contemplative times can draw you nearer to Source. We also offer quiet days and retreats with more emphasis on healing and health.

walking the labyrinthA quiet day or retreat can nurture the body, heart, and mind and provide the space that enables those who are searching for God to draw nearer to the Holy. Quiet days are generally one full day of meditations and silence, while retreats usually span two days to several days. Many successful events combine the two and span one evening and the morning of the following day.

Quiet days and retreats can be structured around a variety of topics, but they generally include periods of preparation, meditation exercises, periods of silence and reflection, and sharing. Depending on the length of the event, meals may be shared communally or silently.

Sample Topics

Some sample topics for quiet days and retreats are listed below, or you may request that a program be especially designed for your group. Topics range from the traditional to the practical, but all have an emphasis on spiritual connection.

Suzanne's Qualifications

Suzanne Eller is a 2001 graduate of the Stillpoint Ministries Retreat Leaders Training program. She leads retreats and quiet days for churches and spiritual and healing groups in the area. She is an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Hickory, NC, and the Stillpoint Companions Covenant Community.

To schedule a retreat or quiet day for your group and for pricing information,
call 828-315-9900 or email info@tapestryliferesources.com

Why Should I Go on Retreat or Quiet Day?

A Retreat or Quiet day should be a booster for our spiritual journeys. It gives us time to learn about and try new spiritual practices in a sacred space. It can be an invitation from God to slow down and listen, in the words of St. Benedict, "with the ears of our hearts".


And God said to the soul: I desired you before the world began. I desire you now as you desire me. And where the desires of two come together there love is perfected. ~Mechthild of Magdeburg


We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature— trees, flowers, grass— grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~Mother Teresa

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