Oranbega Retreat Center

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Upcoming Events – Spring 2021

Upcoming events at Oranbega Center

We at Oranbega Retreat Center want to make sure you keep up with the full slate of free upcoming events! There’s something for everyone! Please note all times are Eastern. Friday-Saturday March 12-13b“My Tongue-Tied Muse” Online Writing Workshop at Oranbega Retreat Center. All writers in all genres are invited to a two-day on-line event designed […]

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Per aspera ad astra

Per aspera ad astra.* It’s a common Latin phrase of unknown origin meaning “through hardships to the stars.” It occurred to us as a fitting description of our first 9 months of the gestation of Oranbega Retreat Center. Yes, we have encountered hardships and stumbling blocks in our first months: Buying the house on Narramissic […]

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My Uncle Mike

In Memoriam Dr. Michael P. Reece, August 12, 1927 – June 3 2019 This essay about my Uncle, whose legacy makes Oranbega Retreat Center possible, is expanded from the words I wrote to be read at his funeral in London in June 2019. – Jenny Reece My uncle Mike was always a bit of a surprise […]

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Obituary of Michael Reece

Michael P. Reece, August 12, 1927 – June 3, 2019 Michael Reece was the uncle of Oranbega Retreat Center’s founder and visionary, Jenny Reece. It his legacy that helped bring Oranbega to life. The following is from his obituary, published in the London Telegraph on August 16, 2019. Michael Reece, who has died aged 91, led a […]

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