Retreats

Learning to see

A Contemplative Camera Retreat explores photographic concepts and skills alongside, their often parallel skills, in the practice of contemplative prayer.  We will engage with the work of a range of photographers, along with writings from some of the Christian mystics e.g. Thomas Merton, Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, John of the Cross.  Each day will give you the opportunity to practise the photographic skills that can enrich prayer.

Please note this is not a technical retreat and any camera is possible whether that is a disposable, phone, DSLR or mirrorless system.  It is the quality of our looking that needs to improve not our equipment!

It is likely that a Contemplative Camera Retreat (in person) will be offered in 2023.  If you would like to add your name to a list of interested people, please do contact me.

It is also possible to offer the retreat online using Zoom for a group of 6 or more people.  Please contact me if you have a group of friends/colleagues with whom you would like to do this.

If you are interested in talking about having a Spiritual director/accompanier/soul friend for your journey please see my link:  https://www.sdicompanions.org/sdi-profile/susan-blagden

This retreat has been the best all round mind/body/spirit week I can remember. It was life-changing on all sorts of levels.
JS
A chance to reconnect with the contemplative way I had lost touch with.
DJ
The balance between photography and prayer was inspiring.
AC
Left me wanting more.
AD
A wonderful range of approaches and quotes. Thank you.
CS