Living the Hours – A Contemplative Retreat on the Seasons of the Day

Contemplative Fridays at Touchstone Retreat House in Victoria Beach

For anyone in need of space and quiet, and who desires to enter the NOW.

One Friday a month we will meet to hone our skills in listening intently and consciously to the message of the moment – a universal call to be present to what IS.

You will be invited to a different relationship with time than our usual distracted, multitasking busyness. This is a break from chronological time, and an entering into hourly time – traditionally called the “hours” from the Greek ‘hora,’ meaning a soul measure, a mood, or an experience.

Each Friday we will explore a different ‘hour’, its call and response, and the SEASON of our day.

You can come for one Friday or all the Fridays. Listen to where you need to be. Each day will include lunch, and will include silence with times to pray.

September 15th –  Lauds  (the coming of the Light)

October 13th – Prime (deliberate beginnings)

November 10th – Terce  (blessing)

December 8th – Sext  (fervor and commitment)

January 12th – None  (shadows grow longer)

February 23rd – Vespers  (lighting the lamps)

March 9th – Compline  (night prayer)

April 13th – Vigils (the night office)

May 11th – The Complete Circle

TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Sep 15, 2017
Oct 13, 2017
Nov 10, 2017
Dec 8, 2017
Jan 12, 2018
Feb 23, 2018
Mar 9, 2018
Apr 13, 2018
May 11, 2018.


Nineteen Lakewood Drive
Victoria Beach, MB

COST: $125 each Friday (includes lunch)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 7 days prior to the Friday

Limited to 8 participants each Friday



Carol Ann Gotch Inscapes Enneagram


Carol Ann Gotch is a spiritual director, teacher and workshop facilitator. A student of the enneagram since 1976.

She has a background in education and Religious Studies and is involved in pastoral team-work and holds a Masters in Spirituality from the University of California, Berkeley.


There are two ways to register for Inscapes events:

1. You can print out this registration form, complete it and mail it with your deposit.

2. You can register online and pay the full fee with your Visa, Mastercard or PayPal.

May 11th – The Complete Circle – Register Online

Register Online for All 9 Fridays

If you have any questions, please E-mail us or call us at 204-505-4895.

I had a truly inspiring time with Carol Ann.