The retreat is based in the beautiful village of Dufort et Saint Martin de Sossenac in the Languedoc region. We will be staying in simple but charming village houses. Susie Courtault, our host, has converted her barn in to a retreat room which is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The house has a small pool. In order to keep the costs down we ask that participants take turns in food preparation and washing up.
After a few days of retreat and inner preparation, we will make a sacred pilgrimage.
We will travel to St Maximum to visit the Basilica where Mary Magdalene’s skull is said to lie. The following day will be very special, spending time in the in La Saint Baume, the sacred forest and the mountain cave in Provence where Magdalena is said to have spent the last 30 years of her life.
On the 24th we travel to the sea-side town of St Maries de la Mer to join the annual Gitan festival celebrating the Saints Mary Jacobe and Mary Salome and the dark Sara – patron saint of gypsies. These were some of the companions who accompanied Mary Magdalene to Provence. This is a time of gathering, music and ceremony where statues of the Marys and Sara are taken into the sea.
We return to Durfort for the last two days.
If you have questions about any aspect of the retreat or workshops, please contact us. There are many possible ways to spend our time and exactly how we do this will unfold as we join with ‘Her’ energy. We will be shown creative routes to let go of all that stands in the way of the Spirit’s path. We may sit, share, sing, write, draw, meditate, and dance with nature and share the deep silence of the heart.
The cost is £600. Including all travel in France, all food except lunches when travelling, all accommodation including hotels when travelling. Not included – extra for single rooms, travel to France.
To book go to www.marymagdalenewisdom.com