Jesus invites, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
The retreat was exactly what my soul needed… The morning was a deep time of sensing my belovedness from the Father and the afternoon brought fresh clarity and direction… Grateful!
This lovely retreat was thoughtfully designed with seven beautiful meditations that drew me into God’s presence… By day’s end, I was filled with the peace of having been with my Father, and I was refreshed and inspired to go and do his work.
A thriving spiritual life includes both action and contemplation, yet too often we overemphasize action to the neglect of prayer, contemplation and rest. Jesus taught that prayer, or communion with God, is the one necessary thing (Luke 10:42). And Jesus “frequently withdrew to the wilderness and prayed” (Luke 5:15-16).
Our joy is making space for you to “withdraw to the wilderness” and pray—to listen for God’s voice, to enjoy his presence, and to rest in his embracing, generative and sustaining love. We offer two kinds of retreats: Seasonal Guided Retreats and Custom Retreats (see below).
Seasonal Guided Retreats
Join us at the Abbey for a guided day retreat. Rev. Markene writes a unique themed guide for each retreat, which includes prayer, reflection (on scripture, art, poetry and nature) and gentle conversation. Each retreat runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The cost for a guided retreat is $99 and includes a light lunch and retreat materials. Click here to register for a guided retreat (dates below).
- Trinitytide Guided Retreat: Saturday, September 17, 2022
- Trinitytide Guided Retreat: Friday, October 21, 2022
- Advent Guided Retreat: Friday, December 2, 2022
Bring with you to the retreat: Your Bible, a journal and something to write with. Weather permitting, we encourage you to spend some of your retreat time outdoors.
Click here to register for a Guided Retreat.
Rev. Markene is an experienced retreat leader, available to design and lead a day or overnight retreat which meets the needs of your community. For more information and to schedule your custom retreat, contact Markene@trinitylakeside.org.
More comments from retreat participants
These seasonal retreats have become an important rhythm in my spiritual life. Each one nurtures my soul… giving me time to rest and reflect throughout the year. –H.M
What a blessing it was to be led into the presence of God through Rev. Markene’s giftings and love for bringing rest to weary souls. –J.M.
Thank you for a lovely Spirit-filled silent retreat… The Abbey, grounds, program and hospitality were all so welcoming…and the Lord spoke to me. –R.M.
I came to God wanting connection and peace. He gave that to me! I came to meet with God, but it turns out, He came to meet with me. Thank you again for providing space and the atmosphere to meet with God. –J.M.
Rev. Markene provides a serene environment and helpful guidance that encourages rest and reflection in the presence of God. -L.S.
The expectations were to just ‘be’ and allow God to do the rest. The meditations allowed for personal reflection but also provided appropriate nudging. The setting was beautiful and perfect for time away. I appreciated the times of silence but also appreciated opportunities to interact. –D.W.
Rev. Markene provided a complete retreat experience that was personal, enlightening and restorative. D.R.
What a blessing it was to attend your silent retreat…It was a needed and welcome time of reflection and renewal. -N.H.
O Lord, restore our well-being, just as the streams in the arid south are replenished.Psalm 126:4
About Trinity Lakeside
Our joy is caring for souls—providing resources and opportunities to draw near to Jesus and experience his renewal.
Get In Touch
Rev. Markene Meyer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity Lakeside Abbey
170 S. Woodland Trail
Double Oak, TX 75077