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. 

*Please note...Kelly is leading this Day Retreat 2 different times, in 2 separate locations. This page is for the Day Retreat held in Carlisle PA on October 20, 2018. For more information about the December retreat in Maryland, please click here.

Led by Kelly Chripczuk



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

Saurday, October 20, 2018


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


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

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

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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.