Throughout the seasons, we offer opportunities to develop and nurture spiritual awareness. Each event and workshop is designed to strengthen your connection with God’s presence, in yourself, with others, and the world.

Contemplative Pause



This “come as you can” group provides a community of contemplatives who support each other’s spiritual path and inner transformation.  The morning opens with silent prayer, a brief meditation leading to personal reflection, a 45-minute time of personal silence followed by sharing in triads and closing comments.  Several spiritual directors in the group take turns leading.

Cost: Suggested donation is $10 per meeting.

Location: Christos Center for Spiritual Formation
1212 Holly Drive
Lino Lakes, MN 55038

Quiet Garden Days 2018

June 22 and/or 23

July 13 and/or 14

August 10 and/or 11

September 14 and/or 15


The modern Quiet Garden Movement began in the 1990’s in England when people with estates or gardens would open their outdoor space to others to be nurtured in God’s creation, a retreat from the activities of their daily life. In this spirit Christos Center for Spiritual Formation offers several summer Quiet Garden opportunities. The grounds at Christos provide beauty and seclusion for meditation and rest. You will find benches, pathways, a labyrinth, and a small garden.

Each Garden Day will begin promptly in the chapel with information and explanation. Each event will be considered full with 15 individuals. Come by yourself, with a friend or a small group for a full or half day retreat. Half day sessions are 9-12 or 1-4. Full day sessions are 9-4. Please bring your own bag lunch for a full day (refrigerator available).

Cost: $15 for a half day and $25 for a full day. You can make a payment electronically online (on the registration page) or pay at Christos on the day of the event by cash or check.

Location: Christos Center for Spiritual Formation
1212 Holly Drive
Lino Lakes, MN 55038