space for God

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The late 19th century Scottish pastor and author, George MacDonald wrote,

“I am an emptiness for Thee to fill;

              My soul, a cavern for Thy sea.”

Vacare Deo may be loosely translated from Latin as “space for God“ or “spacious for/with God."

We live in hurried time. It is difficult to disconnect, to turn off, to find a place of slowing, rest, even simplicity. At various times in our lives we may need help to untangle and detach in order to simply “be" - be with ourselves and be with God and be with nature.

Vacare Deo Retreat Space  and Spiritual Direction Services exists to provide space, time, silence, and solitude to experience God - and receive.




We may sense a desire to explore our relationship with the transcendent but don’t quite know how or where to begin. Retreating in silence and solitude nurtures our ability to listen, encounter, and receive. Spiritual guidance and/or direction offers companionship, support, the gift of presence, and space to explore and wonder.

Sometimes the awakening surfaces through disquieting questions that seem to bubble into our consciousness:

  • Who am I?

  • Why do I exist?

  • Is there a God?

  • Who or what is God?

  • Is it possible to really know and experience God and not just collect information about him?

These are profound questions—and must be engaged.

I invite you to spend some time on the website gleaning information about christian spiritual direction, formation, and retreats. If you find something you might like to discuss and explore or if you are just looking for help in your spiritual journey, please contact me.