Journeying on a Leaf: Retreat day on the Cornish Saint Ia : 12 Apr 24, Chacewater

11am-4pm (10.30-11am Coffee) April 12th 2024  Location: Chacewater Village Hall, Church Hill, Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall TR48PZ

There is free parking at the venue.

Saint Ia of Cornwall literally missed the boat when her companions left Ireland, heading for Hayle in Cornwall. Fearing crossing the sea alone, she prayed and saw a small leaf floating on the water. She watched it and it grew larger and larger. She trusted God, the leaf became her coracle and carried her across the ocean.

Ia’s story will be the creative ground from which to draw from in order to deepen your own spirituality. Using guided imaginative prayer, you will explore the journey of surrender, solitude, the leafy coracle and the wild elemental ocean, wind and sky. Her incredible odyssey across the sea will also offer beautiful material for your own creative writing. You’ll be able to explore the idea of ‘journeying with nature’ through contemplation and art; working with an artist, you will have the opportunity to work with leaves and create patterns in clay – your work will be later fired in a kiln and sent to you as a beautiful reminder of the day and your own creativity. And slowing down and walking mindfully, you’ll enter a leaf labyrinth, relaxing into a slow walking prayer on your journey to the Centre, to God…

All are welcome and no writing or art experience is needed.

Cost: £50

Verified by MonsterInsights