Laity Lodge Retreat with Mary Earle

October 8-10 (Friday-Sunday)

Laity Lodge
Type: Open Retreat

Standard: $220

Black Bluff: $270

Partnerships: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church; Austin
St. Thomas Episcopal Church; San Antonio
Church of Reconciliation; San Antonio

The spiritual life is daily life, lived under the eye of the Holy One. During the retreat we will reflect on God’s life, eternal and uncreated, sustaining all other life. And we will invite Christ’s guidance as we discern ways to honor and serve the God-given lives of our neighbors and our communities.


Mary Earle

The Rev. Mary C. Earle is an Episcopal priest, writer, retreat leader and spiritual director., who taught classes in spirituality for the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin until her recent retirement. A resident of San Antonio, Mary is also the Author-in-Residence at the Work+Shop, a ministry in partnership with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Author of many books, her most recently published book, Days of Grace: Meditations and Practices for Living with Illness, is also available as an audio CD.


Bryan Brown

Bryan has served as Worship Pastor since January 2007. Raised in Austin, Bryan attended the University of Texas at Austin where he studied Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Serigraphy. After serving for two years on the staff of Hope in the City Church in Austin, Bryan studied theology at Trinity School for Ministry outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received his Master of Divinity in 2005. Bryan and his wife Rachel were married shortly thereafter and returned to Austin to reconnect with the vibrant community of faith in the city. Their daughter, Beatrice, was born in 2008.


Lynda Young Kaffie

Artist, workshop leader, and spiritual director; Austin, TX.  Her artwork focuses on landscapes from a contemplative perspective.