Suggested Donation
  • Single - Contemplative Photography – $330.00
  • Shared - Contemplative Photography – $580.00

The suggested donation is the minimal amount needed to help us meet expenses. Those blessed with more may wish to contribute more and those who have less may give less.

Date & Time Details:
Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2024
Check-in from 1:30 - 5:00 pm.
Supper is served at 5:30 pm.
The first session begins at 7:00 pm.
The final session concludes by 11:30 am.
Check-out is after the midday meal.

Location: Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude

Address: 465 Keuterville Rd.Cottonwood, ID 83522

Contact: Tiffany McWilliams

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Contemplative Photography

With Julie Ferraro, Obl.S.B.

May 24 - 26, 2024

With modern cell phones able to take photos, anyone can snap pictures. What, though, do we see in those photos? This retreat will offer participants an opportunity to see – and photograph – the natural surroundings at the monastery and other sights, while contemplating the purpose of those efforts, the results, and how the spiritual journey can progress while considering the beauty being captured with digital technology.

(Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their DSLR or another style camera or cell phone with a high-resolution camera.)


Julie Ferraro, Obl.S.B.
Julie A. Ferraro is a Benedictine Oblate of the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, Idaho. She has studied both Franciscan and Benedictine spirituality since the 1970s, and has a background in journalism and communications extending over 30 years. She currently uses her communication and other skills in service to various organizations within the Benedictine family, including the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude.
Learn more about Julie Ferraro, Obl.S.B.