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Kairos: A Spiritual Journey

Jun 15-18, 2023

An on-campus spiritual retreat based on the monastic practice of worshiping, working, and studying while experiencing solitude and community living.
On Campus overnight program pricing:

Private Room Price: $450
Shared Room Price: $350
Commuter Price: $250

If these options are financially inaccessible, please wait to register and first apply for financial assistance, below.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

The term kairos (καιρός) is an ancient Greek noun describing an opportune and decisive moment; a combination of time and place that generates the ideal environment for actions, words, and/or movements.



This retreat is designed to nurture and embrace daily life with simplicity, gratitude, hope, and a deep sense of connection as we explore some practices and queries that will support you in your spiritual journey:

  • What spiritual practices sustain you?
  • What does prayer/contemplation mean in your life?
  • How do you support yourself and others during challenging times?
  • Are you creating space for spiritual learning?
  • How does your spiritual practice permeate your way of being in the world?

Participants will create a unique space for spiritual growth by combining key practices from Quaker and other faith traditions, and they will have the opportunity to engage in contemplative praying of the Scriptures as they experience the deep practice of worship sharing. This kairos  is rooted in meeting for worship, worship sharing, lectio divina (divine reading), silence, community, work, study, and celebration.

NB: Masking in program spaces will be optional for this program. Masking will remain required in public Pendle Hill spaces except when seated and eating or drinking.

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Francisco Burgos is the executive director at Pendle Hill and has facilitated spiritual retreats and  lectio divina sessions for many audiences. Francisco was a De La Salle Christian Brother for almost ten years, serving in Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, and has been a Friend since 2004. He is a member of Harrisburg Friends Meeting and an attender of meetings including Monteverde Friends Meeting in Costa Rica and Adelphi Friends Meeting in Maryland.

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

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