Join Ruth and the Transforming Center team

A Sabbath Retreat

for Transforming Community Alumni

In returning and rest you shall be saved

Return to a space where you experience rest, rhythms, and relationships in community

July 9-11, 2023 

(Sunday through Tuesday)

University of St. Mary of the Lake

Working with themes from Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest, we will deepen our experience of retreat with a more spacious schedule. There will be more time for solitude, silence and rest in God and we will settle into the prayer rhythms we have all grown to love.

This will be an incredible time to reconnect with spiritual companions from your own transforming journey — you won't want to miss it!

Retreat Schedule

Schedule subject to change at the discretion of retreat leaders. All content will be covered.

4:00pm: Arrival and Check-In

5:00pm: Welcome and Gathering Prayer

5:30pm: Dinner

7:00pm: Embracing God’s Gift of Sabbath Rest

9:00pm: Night Prayer and Great Silence

Breakfast on your own in silence

8:30am: Morning Prayer- Saved by Rest: Finding Freedom Through Sabbath Resistance

9:00-11:30am: Sabbath Rest and Reflection

11:30am: Mid-day Prayer - Mending Our Tattered Lives

12:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Solitude, Rest and Delightful Offerings (TBD)

5:30pm: Evening Prayer- Notes of Rest with Artist-Theologian, Julian Davis Reid

6:30pm: Dinner

8:00pm: Community Celebration

Breakfast on your own

8:30am: Morning Prayer

9:00am: Becoming a Sabbath Leader

10:15am: Break

10:45am: Group Spiritual Direction

12:15pm: Leaving Prayer and Worship

1:00pm: Departure


Take advantage of our early registration discounts!

If you'd like to spread out the cost of this retreat, you can set up a payment plan by emailing

Super Early Bird


Deadline: March 21, 2023

Register by Tuesday, March 21st and save $100 on the retreat fee!

Early Bird


Deadline: EXTENDED TO MAY 15th!

Register by Monday, May 15 and save $50 on the retreat fee!



Deadline: June 23, 2023

Register by Friday, June 23 to reserve your room for the retreat!

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Looking forward to seeing everyone!

I’m so excited about this retreat format that looks so spacious. Just what my soul needs!