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Come Away and Rest retreat

The time of Lent invites us all to experience the simplicity and sincerity of God and one another. During these complex times, the heart of Jesus calls into a space of rest, recollection, and allowing his holy Spirit to tend to each of us (Mk. 6:31). Our Teacher models to us all that we must ‘come away and rest…’ We invite you to come and receive soul care during your Lenten journey.

StSW is hosting this event for those who are seeking a time of respite, silence, and practicing contemplative spirituality. The retreat is open for ages 25 and up.

Date: March 1-2 (Starts at 3 PM on Friday, ends at 7 PM Saturday)

Place: Carol Joy Holling Camp, Ashland, NE


$165 onsite (meals and lodging provided – space is limited)

$75 for commuters (includes meals)

One Topic
ZOOM call 



Entering the Threshold with Julian of Norwich

The English mystic, Julian of Norwich lived in the late 14th/early 15th century - a time of social, political and ecclesial turmoil. As she lay near death, she received a series of revelations that were subsequently captured in two texts, known as “Revelations of Divine Love.” This classic of medieval religious literature,  and the first known work authored by a woman in the English vernacular, is replete with theological insights. In Julian's work we see mystical experience, religious understandings and dialectical reasoning in conversation and tension with one another. 


You are invited to enter Julian's world, mind and heart, as fellow seekers who have a holy discontent with easy answers. How may Julian's voice speak to us from across the ages?





Witty works as the Career and Vocational Counsellor at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta, where she also directs the work of the Centre for Career and Calling. Alongside her day job, she offers spiritual direction, retreat and workshop facilitation. She is a certified MBTI practitioner and an enneagram enthusiast. She graduated from Portland Seminary in 2019 with a Masters in Spiritual Formation. 

The central questions of identity and purpose animate Witty’s work. She describes her own sense of call as being an attentive and safe presence where others can explore all they are called to be and do.  

Witty moved to Canada in 2009 from the UK, has been married to Mark for 37 years, (who also happens to work at King’s as a history professor), and has three children and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys being behind a camera, eating curries and cheesecake, is a podcast nerd, a coffee snob, lover of books, movies and finding bargains!

Find out more about Witty’s work at:

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Registration info coming soon! 

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