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The Urban Well Hosts Virtual Contemplative Retreat

Matthew Wright

The Urban Well at Saint James Church will host a virtual retreat, Entering the Heart of Christ: Christianity as Participatory Mystery, with Episcopal priest Matthew Wright, September 25 and 26. The retreat will explore moving beyond understanding Christianity primarily as a belief system to engaging in the way of Jesus as an experiential path of transformation.

Wright is a gifted retreat leader, presides as priest-in-charge for St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, N.Y., writes frequently for Contemplative Journal and teaches for Northeast Wisdom and The Contemplative Society. His primary interest is wisdom; not knowing more, but knowing more deeply, fundamentally by the Way of the Heart. He teaches that the heart is not only the seat of emotions, but the primary organ of spiritual perception, and he works to cultivate this mode of seeing.

The Urban Well at Saint James is a source for contemplative prayer and practices to refresh and meet the needs of people seeking a more life-sustaining way. Diverse people with different faiths gather in a spirit of humility and openness to learn from experts, experienced practitioners and from one another; how to quiet the noise of everyday life, and find energy, serenity and rest.

Cost: $60/adults; $30/students. For more information, visit