A Contemplative Writing Retreat

Using the Parable of the Prodigal Son and the Older Brother as a backdrop, attendees will explore themes of identity, belonging, and belovedness.  The day will be structured around times of teaching, writing, conversation and silence.  Attention will be given to balancing space for quiet reflection with opportunities to connect with other attendees. Together, we will listen for the voice of the One who calls us home. 
Led by Kelly Chripczuk


Please Note

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Unfortunately, "Homecoming: A Contemplative Writing Retreat " scheduled in Maryland for December 1, 2018 is no longer being offered.  We hope to reschedule so please continue to check back for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you. 


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Still Waters Retreat Center
501 W Slate Hill Road, Carlisle, PA 17013


$65 - $85, as you are able. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Suggested reading: The Return of the Prodigal Son, by Henri Nouwen

Click Here to Register for October 20, 2018 in Carlisle 
or call 717-737-8222

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Leader for this Event

Kelly Chripczuk is a graduate of Oasis’ Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides program.  She has a Master of Divinity degree and is a licensed pastor who enjoys playing with words and paint.  Kelly offers Spiritual Direction and Writing Retreats in Boiling Springs, PA where she lives with her husband, four children, and an ever-changing menagerie of pets.  She regularly writes essays and poetry online at www.thiscontemplativelife.org and recently published a book of poetry, Between Heaven and Earth.  Having studied and taught the Parable of the Prodigal Son and Older Brother for over fifteen years, she continues to be astounded by the spaciousness and depth of its teachings.