Dark Love

Led By: Suzanne Guthrie
Fee: $360 (Deposit: $100)

April 10- April 13, 2018
Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb “while it was still dark.” Expecting nothing, she finds everything. This Eastertide retreat looks at Mary’s transformation – and ours – from contemplative darkness to bright apostleship in the action that takes place in John 20:1-18. Together we will discover the template of the inner life outlined in those verses, with retreat meditations, art slides, silence, reflection questions, and discussion.

In addition to writing, Suzanne leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States. She has served the Episcopal Church as a parish priest, a children’s priest, a Christian Education consultant, columnist on children’s spirituality and as a college (Vassar) and university (Cornell) chaplain. She has raised four children who are now grown.

Her interest in mystical theology began at the age of twenty-two when she read the Autobiography of Teresa of Avila. She interested in questions about how people “learn” to discern layers of consciousness of the Holy and particularly fascinated by the unending mystery of prayer itself.