Encouraging spiritual maturity through the historic Christian traditions of contemplative prayer, discernment, spiritual direction, silence, and solitude. This is the mission of Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, located in the St. Paul, Minnesota suburb of Lino Lakes. Founded in 1978 as a retreat ministry, Christos' purpose has always been to remind the Church to, "Slow down and listen to God in the silence of your heart." Christos is an ecumenical ministry that serves people of all Christian denominations through spiritual direction, extended spiritual formation programs, workshops, retreats, and pilgrimages. Located on 50 acres of natural land, Christos is a safe place for people to enter the quiet and ponder the deeper questions of life through prayer and reflection.