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September Retreat for Women
Sunday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Shaker missionaries arrived in Maine in the 1780s and from that time to now have been a presence in Maine life and history. The retreat is your opportunity to reside at the active Community of Sabbathday Lake Shakers in New Gloucester, Maine.

You will participate in worship and work of various varieties – history tours, research projects, music, farm assignments, reading, and prayer — all beginning with Sunday Meeting at 10am.

Led by Brother Arnold Hadd of the Sabbathday Lake Shakers, Reverend Lynne Josselyn, retired clergy friend of the Shakers, and Leonard L. Brooks, retired Director of the Shaker Museum and Library.

Contact Lenny Brooks with any questions prior to registering and paying here at thefavoriteleonard@aol.com or call 207-926-3188.

Limit: 4 women

Cost: $300 per person; includes private room & communal board.


*We can accommodate some special dietary requirements. Retreat participants who follow such diets are asked to note it in their registration and we will contact you with further info or you are welcome to bring your own supplies and use the kitchen facilities at the Trustees’ Office, home to the Sabbathday Lake Retreat Center.

*COVID vaccines required. Negative test 24 hours ahead of arrival required.

For an explanation of suggested physical requirements, how to prepare for the retreat (clothing, etc), and details about the Shaker Village Retreat Center in the 1880 Trustees’ Office, click here.

We are not able to accommodate early retreat arrivals nor late retreat departures as that interferes with the Shaker community schedule. The Poland Spring Resort, two miles north of Shaker Village, has very reasonable rates for early arrivals and late departures. (207) 998-4351 polandspringresort.com

THIS RETREAT IS SOLD OUT – Please email thefavoriteleonard@aol.com if you’d like to be added to the waiting list.



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