Retreat Association has a new icon as an enduring reminder of the value of retreats and reflective prayer.
Iconographer John Coleman, also known as Ikonjohn, has produced icons in over 200 churches worldwide including York Minster, Exeter, Truro Cathedrals and Sherborne Abbey.
John has very generously created an icon for the Retreat Association.
Icons have been used for centuries to depict Bible stories and offer a way of entering into the story through prayer, stillness and contemplation – practices that lie at the heart of our work.
The theme of our icon is The Woman at the Well (John 4:1–42). This has been chosen for its universal appeal and the many different themes associated with retreat and spiritual direction
The icon was hallowed at the Retreat Association Conference and is now on display at a retreat centre (see below for details of where the icon will be on display in 2018).
We hope that the icon will become a resource for many who are both familiar and unfamiliar with retreat.
The Retreat Association for the UK