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School for Prayer — Exploring the Richness of Prayer Together

August 15-18 (Thursday dinner–Sunday lunch)

Laura Drum, SCHC, a Companion since 1974, Patricia L. Gaukler, SCHC, a Companion for 40+ years and The Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine, SCHC, a Companion since 2011.

Program fee $130; room and board $345. Total cost $475
Program check-in: 4:00–6:00 pm Thursday

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There are so many ways to pray. Yet all prayer keeps us steadfast in the presence of God as we strive to follow the Way of Love. Come journey with us as we share and experience the richness of prayer – in word, art, and music; in the gift of the silence of contemplative and meditative prayer; through the joys and challenges of each day; in our daily worship; by exploring how to pray for our enemies and with others in life’s struggles. Brief presentations, various hands-on activities, taking time to marvel at the wonders of God’s creation, and sharing our experiences in small groups will draw us closer to the loving presence that sustains. We look forward to this blessed time with you in the kingdom of God.

Laura Drum, SCHC, a Companion since 1974, has been active in the Philadelphia Chapter and Adelynrood, and she has served in several positions on the Administrative Council. She has always been active in the church, in prayer groups, liturgy, and pastoral care. A bachelor’s degree in mathematics and having attended Union Theological Seminary in New York City lead her to teach secondary mathematics for more than four decades, as well as to serve as chaplain at Moravian Academy.

Patricia L. Gaukler, SCHC, a Companion for 40+ years, served in several Companion activities’ including Program Committee, School of Spiritual Direction, and as Companion-in-Charge. She has been a member of her parish prayer group for more than 40 years. With a degree in secondary education, she has been a professional volunteer with the Girl Scouts of USA and the Episcopal Church. She has served as a certified trainer and small group facilitator, Girl Scouts of USA, and chaired the Worship Committee of the 1982 Triennial Meeting in New Orleans.

The Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine, SCHC, a Companion since 2011, is an Episcopal priest and retreat leader who has led programs at Adelynrood, serving also as celebrant and chapel organist. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in organ performance and attended Drew Theological School for both her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Author of two books on Benedictine spirituality, Jane is currently an associate rector at Calvary Church in Summit, New Jersey where she leads a group dedicated to Benedictine living.



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