'the labrynth', a prayer and meditation path
'come and i will give you rest'
pray in groups or simply by yourself
There is something for everyone
If you are looking physical or spiritual ‘mountain top’ experience then Hillcrest Diocesan Retreat Centre in Browns Town may be what you are looking for. They welcome guests and retreatants, men and women, persons of all faiths or no faith, for spiritual direction, for rest, or for a time to share in a life of prayer and contemplation. They are also open to individuals and groups from Congregations, Cures, Schools, Agencies and Companies.
All are welcome for Quiet Days, Study Days, Days of Reflection, and Visits for Worship, Confession, and Spiritual Direction, as well as groups for conferences. In the cool hills of St. Ann, in close proximity to the beaches on the North Coast, the Centre offers a rare oasis of quiet, away from the boisterous energy of a major city.
Somehow, it is easier to tune out the activity and noise here, whether guests choose a time of prayer surrounded by the simple beauty of our chapel, or a period of meditation at any one of our quiet spots, dotting the five acres. You are encouraged to join us for the daily Eucharist, Morning and Evening Prayer – an opportunity to share the ancient customs of corporate life and worship at regular times during the day.
You will encounter times and areas of silence. Depending on the individual r group, all meals may be in silence, except on Sundays and major feast days. Often a first taste of silence is a refreshing contrast to the noise, which we have become so accustomed. Silence can also test us. The Centre is here to assist you in your journey with Christ.
The term retreat has many meanings and we offer our definitions to assist you decide what will be most useful for you. Ordinarily, retreats are silent, with a personal spiritual purpose. If you want a restful visit, spending a little of your time in conversation with us and other visitors, be sure to let us know.
Conducted Retreats are groups, which share the experience (usually a weekend, sometimes longer, sometimes just a day) with a designated conductor who presents several meditations. A Private Retreat usually means that you need little or no help to prepare – that you know what you need for your time here. Directed Retreats offer the help of our resident Priest in preparing reading, subjects for meditation, conferences, or any other help you might need.
Hillcrest Retreat Centre is a 30-bed retreat and conference facility, with spacious meeting rooms, a non-lending library and the St. Anne Chapel. The dining room offers an intimate group setting with food provided by our own staff.
For more information contact: (876)917-7892 or (876)917-6534 (Fax) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hillcrest Retreat Centre
St. Christophers Crescent
P.O. Box 460
St. Ann, Jamaica