Resources & Events


How Do We Do an Event for You?

In addition to individual and group spiritual direction, Anam Cara Ministries leads retreats on a variety of topics related to spiritual formation, such as prayer, contemplation, and discernment. We also craft retreats focused on more specific topics and practices, including

  • the Enneagram
  • the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius,
  • the Rule of Life,
  • the image of God,
  • Scripture meditation,
  • women’s spirituality,
  • sexuality and spirituality,
  • and a number of other topics.


We especially enjoy crafting and leading silent retreats and retreats “in daily life” that introduce and incorporate spiritual practices into the daily lives of retreat attendees. For example, we guided a group of believers in the media in New York City and Washington, DC, in contemplations of vocation and the story of God through the lens of Exodus.


Tara brings a wealth of teaching experience to this process. She has taught classes on the Enneagram, spiritual formation, spiritual disciplines, types of prayer, and understanding your prayer personality. At present, she teaches on critical issues in soul care for the Potter’s Inn Soul Care Institute. Recent topics include

  • lament,
  • race and formation,
  • sexuality and spirituality,
  • technology and the soul,
  • death, dying, and grieving.


Tara also develops guided contemplative experiences, such as Advent Labyrinth Walks and Discernment Days.


If you’d like to contact us to speak at or direct a retreat, please email us or call us at (719) 233-5568.


Retreat Curation

If you’re not looking to bring Tara or another member of the Anam Cara Ministries team in to teach or lead, but you would like help planning, designing, or executing a retreat for your congregation, team, small group, or yourself, Anam Cara Ministries also offers retreat curation. In this affordable option, Anam Cara will come alongside you to help you plan a retreat you can lead yourself.


You can choose from a menu of services, which include

  • an initial evaluation of needs and desires
  • personalized retreat theming (such as silence, contemplation, or discernment) that fits your journey, needs, and longings
  • help finding the best retreat locations that fit your budget and schedule
  • a detailed retreat guide that provides a customized schedule you or your team can follow during the retreat
  • resource curation (anything from music to books to guided meditations) to help you lead or plan a retreat
  • one-on-one spiritual direction via Zoom during the retreat time
  • a follow-up evaluation after the retreat, including next steps moving forward.


Costs vary based on the particular services and situation. For more information or to get an estimate, please email us or call (719) 233-5568.