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Listening Deeply: An Extended Silent Retreat

Program Canceled

August 24-27,2021 (Tuesday 7:30 p.m. EDT – Friday midday - last session starts at 10:30 a.m. EDT)

Diane Simoni, SCHC, LICSW

Program fee $130. This is a virtual program. The program fee is non-refundable. Participants are responsible for ensuring that they have computer/tablet, microphone, camera and internet capability to support participation. See here for more info

Program check-in: Approximately 10 days before the event, registrants will receive via email the event schedule, login directions, and other information about this program.


Registration closes August 20th.

To pay via CREDIT CARD (preferred method), use the REGISTER ONLINE button above. (Click here for a step-by-step guide to registering online.)

To pay via MAIL (check), Click here for the Mail-in Registration Form. (Click here for how to work with Form PDFs on a computer/tablet.)

For Scholarship information and form, please Click here. If you are applying for a scholarship, you must register via Mail.

Note: This online event is hosted on Zoom, a third-party platform (Zoom Privacy Policy). By registering, you are agreeing that we can pass your information to Zoom to complete your registration.


In this retreat, Diane and attendees will develop a small, temporary community of seekers who wish to listen deeply to God’s Word. She’ll do that based on the Wisdom from the Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers who created communities in the first few centuries after Christ walked among us.

This silent retreat provides group sharing, guided meditations, and unstructured time with optional 1:1 spiritual direction. We’ll create a temporary, intentional community in the spirit of the Elders of the Desert. Together we will attend to the Wisdom – the voice of God – within each of us. Particular focus will be on doorways. Are you at a threshold of transition in your life? This retreat may be fruitful for the recently widowed and for those who are: changing a job, retiring, considering a residential move, down-sizing, having a baby, emptying the nest, or otherwise seeking discernment on a decision. If you do not have a specific decision to be made, you can still benefit from the meditations and time in community with others also attending to God’s Wisdom for guidance along the Way. Let’s draw close to the wells of inner peace and listen deeply."


Diane Simoni, SCHC, LICSW, is a Companion from the SCHC California - Northern chapter. She is a trained Spiritual Director and a licensed, clinical social worker. Her years of listening in centering prayer and providing psychotherapy led her to understand and to promote three pillars of wellness: physical health, psychological resiliency, and spiritual wellbeing.


Adelynrood Retreat & Conference Center
46 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922-2812

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