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Fremont, OHIO

March 22- March 25, 2018

 
 
 
 
 

 

Our Story

Refine began in 2013 with a clear invitation from God to enter into His "refining fire" and experience the transformative work of the Holy Spirit. It was, affectionately, an invitation to step into a quieter space with God. One year later, with little detail about the weekend, twenty-four attendees bravely answered that initial call in the spring of 2014. We all left that weekend changed, healed, inspired, and mended. 

In the aftermath of that keystone event, God's continual call to submit to His refining work in our lives has not cooled. God's passionate love for His people blazes everywhere in the world around us, but in the noise of the everyday, it's easy for us to put off this wooing. It's difficult to make space to attend to our souls. 

At Refine {the retreat} we are making space to meet with God, to deliberately invite Him to work in our hearts--to refine us,  as a group and as individuals. Refine is the place to bring our weary, weighted hearts to Him, and let Him show us what His abundance means.

Refine {the retreat} is a place for worship, rest and reflection, a place for healing, spiritual direction and renewal. Refine is an open-door invitation to experience more of God. 

He trained us first, passed us like silver through refining fires, brought us to hardscrabble country, pushed us to our very limit, road-tested us inside and out, took us to hell and back; Finally he brought us to this well-watered place.
— Psalm 66:10 Msg
 
 

Refine {the retreat} for writers 2018

 The Soul Tells A Story: Meeting God at the intersection of creativity and calling

 
 
 
 

 

The location

 

 The retreat center, Freemont, Ohio

The retreat center, Freemont, Ohio

 
 

The Retreat Center at Our Lady of The Pines

The retreat center we have chosen for Refine 2017 & 2018 is a place like no other. Once a private home, turned parochial girls school, turned convent, and now, retreat center, this space is unique, comfortable and rich with hospitality for weary retreatants.

This is not a hotel. This is a sacred space specifically designed and curated to help you enter into God’s presence and experience Him in fresh ways. We encourage you to leave your expectations behind you as you enter the gates. Because the guest quarters in which you will stay previously served as bedrooms for the resident Sisters, the rooms are small and simple—but by no means lacking. Every attendee will have their own room. Not all of the bedrooms have a private bath, but there are plenty of bathrooms throughout the guest halls, affording guests the privacy they are used to.

 

 

 

Refine {the retreat} 2018  

is sold out!

 

 

 
 
 

1250 Tiffin Street, Fremont OH 43420

 

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Refine {the retreat}

 

“He trained us first, passed us like silver through refining fires, brought us to hardscrabble country, pushed us to our very limit, road-tested us inside and out, took us to hell and back; Finally he brought us to this well-watered place.”

— PSALM 66:10 MSG

 
 

Lodging

All tickets include your lodging at Refine {the retreat}. 

 

 

Directions

 
 

Nearest Airports

Depending on where you're coming from, and flight costs, you can choose from 3 major airports within a reasonable drive to the Pines. 

Columbus International (CMH), Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE), and Detroit Metropolitan (DTW), are all within an hour and a half of the retreat facility. 

In order to keep your costs low, transportation is not included in the cost of your registration. Feel free to choose whatever method is most convenient & affordable to you, as you make your way to the Pines.