Pathways Rhythms

February 2020

Only when I stopped believing in myself

did I come into this beauty.

Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say,

"Be more silent."

Die and be quiet.

Quietness is the surest sign that you've died.

Your old life was a frantic running from silence.

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.

Live in silence.     



Lent at Pathways

Join us for an Ash Wednesday Service at noon on February 26 as we mark the beginning of Lent.

Lenten Visio Divina also begins on February 26
and will meet weekly throughout Lent.

All are welcome!


Wisdom School

Contemplative Sit

Lenten Visio Divina
Wednesdays during Lent, February 26-April 8

Centering Prayer

Praying With Creation

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 26

Iona Healing Prayer
Tuesday, March 3

Inklings Group*
Monday, March 16

Spiritual Directors Day Away*
Monday, March 9

Stations of the Cross
April 5-11
Stations of the Resurrection
April 12-May 30
Write Your Spiritual Autobiography*
Fridays, May 15 – June 5
Wisdom Sabbath Day*
Saturday, May 30
6am – 6pm or 9am – 6pm

*Registration Required
Questions?  Ask them online or call 574.202.2864
NOTE:  If Goshen Community Schools have a school cancellation or delay, morning prayers are cancelled as well. 


A lifetime without Love is of no account

Love is the Water of Life

Drink it down with heart and soul! 


Mark Your Calendars: Stations

An annual Pathways favorite!

Stations of the Cross: April 5-11

Stations of the Resurrection: April 12-May 30


Wisdom Sabbath Day

Saturday, February 22, 6am – 6pm or 9am – 6pm

This pre-Pentecost retreat will follow the pattern of a Wisdom School with rhythms of moving, chanting, silence, teaching, conscious work, reflection alone and with others, and eating. Wisdom Schools seek living presence: “a new way of Being in service of Love.” This Wisdom Sabbath Day is suited to those comfortable with long silences and deep listening.

Nina Lanctot and Carmen Horst will provide leadership. Both have studied under Cynthia Bourgeault in the Wisdom School tradition and both are experienced spiritual directors.

Suggested donation is $50 per person/day plus a vegetable and a piece of fruit for a potluck lunch.


Write Your Spiritual Autobiography

Dates: Fridays, May 15, 22, 29, June 5

Time: 9:30-11:30am

Location: Pathways Retreat

Cost: $120 for all four sessions. Space for 5-8 people

To register contact Janet Elliott, 574-536-8860

Do you want to learn a new way of seeing?

To write a spiritual autobiography is to learn a new way of seeing as we become sensitive to the hidden work of God. Anyone can write a spiritual autobiography because God is active in each of our lives.

Why write in a group?

Writing is best done in the company of others who are engaged in the same task. We share with, encourage, motivate, and affirm one another during the writing process. In this 4-session retreat, you will sharpen your memories, make new friends, and learn more about the meaning of your life as God’s footprints are identified within it.

Janet Elliott is a certified Guided Autobiography Instructor, retired educator and literary specialist, published author and writing coach, certified Healing Caregiver, harp player, and resident of Goshen.

Winter photos credit: Kay Bontrager-Singer


Pathways Retreat is a spiritual retreat center for

Rest, Reflection and Renewal.


Linda Lehman Thomas

Evan Miller

Julie Stegelmann