Quiet Days, Sanctuary Days & People at Rest Gatherings


It is a difficult lesson to learn today -

to leave one’s friends and family

and deliberately practice the art of solitude

for an hour or a day or a week.


And yet, once it is done,

I find there is a quality to being alone

that is incredibly precious.

Life rushes back into the void,

richer, more vivid, fuller than before.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

These respites offer an opportunity to come away with God for a sabbath rest. Jesus often “went away to a solitary place to pray” (Mark 1:35). In the same way, God longs for us to take time away to be alone….to rest, pray and listen.  This time of prayer is powerful and personal. God comes to each person in very specific and unique ways. This is not a time of teaching or study; rather, it is a time to immerse one’s self in the loving presence of God.  When we say “yes” to God’s invitation to come away, we open ourselves up to receive all that God longs to give and to deepen one’s connection with Jesus. 

Quiet Days

Through DoveHouse Ministries and online via Zoom

In this season of isolation and quarantine, we invite you to make space in your life for a Virtual Quiet Day. This Quiet Day is an opportunity to be quiet with the scriptures and your journal. It is an invitation to rest and to seek God away from the busyness of life.

Virtual Quiet Days

  • Leader: Anne Dobbs

  • Time: These Virtual Quiet Days will take place from 9:30 am-3:30 pm. We will meet together via Zoom to begin our day together at 9:30 am and again at 3:00 pm to close our time together.

  • Please click here to register

  • Fee: $75

Sanctuary Days

At Anne's home

This year, Anne is offering a few Sanctuary Days in her home. During these Sabbath days, you will have the opportunity to rest, create, and connect with God and yourself. You will be provided with a private room, prayer materials, a nourishing lunch, and art materials. Individual spiritual direction with Anne can also be incorporated during the day. 

  • Time: 9:30-3:30

  • Fee: $75 for the day, lunch and materials included.

  • $150 Sanctuary day + Individual spiritual direction 


Plan a personal sanctuary day in 2020 for you and a friend or a small group

People at Rest Gatherings

Church/Retreat setting

People at Rest gatherings provide time away with God under Anne's direction. These gatherings can be offered for your church, your staff, yourself & friends, groups, etc,. This can be done in church or retreat settings or simply in your home. 


  • At these gatherings, there is ample time for silence and solitude.  

  • There are Christian readings and Scripture passages provided for use during the prayer period.  

  • The time can be suited to fit the needs of any group. 

  • Email Anne for further information or to request a date.