Autumn Spiritual Formation Retreat Nurtures Spiritual Friendships


More than 20 Friends gathered for the PYM Spiritual Formation Collaborative’s annual retreat at Kenbrook, a camp and retreat center of the Brethren Church near Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

One participant said:  “There are few experiences as enriching as that of going on retreat with people who seek to broaden and deepen themselves in life experience.  It was a pleasure to drive to Lebanon County and get to know the people I did from across PYM.  We see one another in other events which are by nature less intimate and this offers the chance to go far deeper.”

Another said:  “I thank God and praise God for what we did this weekend.  When I first got here, I was expecting it to be a great experience, but I was wondering what does “spiritual formation” mean here?  I decided I was going to let the Spirit form and reform and continue forming my soul.  And that happened in wonderful and unexpected ways.”

Friends may wish to save the dates for next year’s Spiritual Formation retreat:  from October 2 to 4, 2020, at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.

Photos by John Marquette, Article by Richard Alonso