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This is a pilgrim way....

Ragged Heir to the Divine Story,

     you explore what’s possible in the Longing—

             Hands tracing the Canyon’s colored layers,

             Feet leaving patterns of dance in the dust before the Ark

             Skin bearing the healed scars and open wounds of this Journey

             Arms reaching and aching, open and empty in the darkening expanse of twilight

             Eyes waiting for those promised stars, as many as the grains of sand.


Child of the Creator,

     with the mind, body, and heart He made for you, you continue His wonders in this world 

     and we know that your story is still being written.

Branch of the Burning Bush,

     Imago Dei!

     Would you give us a moment to

             remove our sandals,

             receive your story,

             pass on the light of His fire in your heart

             to set the world ablaze?



If you're an LGBTQ+ disciple on the way, striving to follow Christ in His Church, Eden Invitation is your movement. Come join us October 17th - October 20th, 2024  on our Barefoot Royals Retreat for incarnate fellowship, deep prayer, and a place to put your guard down for a while. We'll be enjoying a new midwest location just a couple hours outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area.

To read more about this year's theme, visit the Barefoot Royals Blog post.

Image by Kenny Eliason


4 days and 3 nights at a cozy midwest camp resort, meals included

Bunks in hotel-style rooms, with private baths, balconies, and a lake-view

Dynamic communal prayer and Catholic sacraments

Space for solitude and quiet rejuvenation

Great hiking trails, canoe access, and frisbee golf courses

Family dinners and happy hours

The greatest talent show of your life 

Talks on community and whole person thriving

Spiritual guides on hand for advice and life chats

| COST | 

$495 Retreat Participation + $50 (Optional) Round Trip Airport Shuttle

Still unsure? Check out last year's retreat re-cap video here to see what it's like! 



We deeply value each person's story, so the first step in everything we do here is a Story Call. It's a chance for us to get to know each other and see if our spirituality is the right fit for you. After we've connected, we'll share the registration form. If you've already done a Story Call, reach out below and we'll send you the registration directly.  Click the button below to share your information and connect with our staff if you would like to join us for this retreat. We'll be in touch!

*There is a retreat cap at 120 participants, we will keep this page updated if we are close to hitting the capacity and will maintain a waitlist as needed. 

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