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Soul Song - A Day Retreat for Advent

Soul Song - A Day Retreat for Advent

2nd December 2023



What song is stirring in your heart that you want to sing?

How does your soul magnify God?

During this day retreat we will ponder these questions with Mary’s Magnificat as our companion. Mary’s Magnificat is the oldest Advent hymn, and it is probably the most revolutionary one ever sung. It is a song in praise of the God who turns the world upside down.

We will listen afresh to the Magnificat using musical lectio. There will also be the opportunity to try writing your own Magnificat, the song of your soul.

Our day will be balanced between time together, time for personal prayer, and sharing with others. There will be space to express your inner reflections through creative expression and embodiment.

After lunch, there will be some free time, so you might want to bring walking shoes/boots and swimming things. You may also want to bring a journal and pen.

I am the singer of the song of justice

I am the dance of the coming new age

I am the artist of God’s new revolution

I am the writing of history’s fresh page

from “Mary, still singing”  by Nicola Slee


Valerie Allen

Soul Song - A Day Retreat for Advent

Valerie is a spiritual companion, retreat leader, and member of the Bield Pastoral Team who has a special interest in spirituality, especially women’s spiritualities.

She loves working creatively. Poetry, stillness, wild places, music, wellness practices, sharing stories, sunlight and beauty feed her spirit.

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