Online Retreat Day

Led by Ann Dean

March 29 – July 12, 2023

Notice the loving Presence all around us as we pray for the earth and one another and deepen our awareness of the oneness of life.

Wake up to the wonder that is all around you. 


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This is a time of awakening and connection.

As we hold Earth and one another in prayer, we have an opportunity to stretch our contemplative awareness in new ways.

Using poetry, meditations, reflection questions and invitations into silence, retreat leader Ann Dean creates a special space for seeing and appreciating our connection to the natural world.

Retreat Day Schedule

Morning Session
Welcome video by Ann Dean: 5 min
Audio teaching and breath prayer guided meditation: 30 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

Afternoon Session
Tree guided meditation: 20 min
Closing Prayer video: 10 min
Silence and Reflection Questions

“I was very grateful for the opportunity to rest in God for a day, and be held in God’s Creation. I ended the day refreshed, renewed and inspired to carry my experience into my more active life – and to share it with others.”

– Donna A.


Ann Dean, a spiritual director and nationally-known leader of retreats and conferences for deepening the life of prayer, invites you to deepen your contemplative Earth awareness by opening more fully to the divine loving Presence in all living beings.


Registration opens: March 15, 2023
Registration deadline: June 28, 2023
Once registered, access the Retreat Day any time from March 29 – July 12, 2023.

Registration is now closed.

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