Mariandale’s successful and meaningful program returns for the fourth time, providing a unique experiential and educational opportunity… for all those who yearn to live from a centered place amidst their daily busy-ness and overextension in order to experience the fullness of the present; for those who desire to bring the fruits of stillness into their ministries and works of justice; and for those who wish to be in the company of others who are also serious about awakening to deeper consciousness in a life of spiritual practice.
Beginning in September of 2016 and ending in September 2017, the program will consist of 5 residency weekends (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch):
- September 23 -25, 2016
- December 2-4, 2016
- March 10-12, 2017
- May 5-7, 2017
- September 15-17, 2017
…and will meet monthly in small groups throughout the program.
Participants will explore such areas as: contemplation and the everyday and ordinary; the psychodynamics of spirituality; practices of stillness and awareness; scripture; being justice in the world; and the mystical tradition.
The five themes are: The Transformative Journey; Holy Listening and Discernment; Love and Conscious Suffering; Healing, Compassion and Gratitude; and Contemplative Life and Ministry.
Presenters: Don Bisson, FMS, D.Min., Janet Corso, Gaynell Cronin, Annemarie O’Connor, Jack Rathschmidt, OFM, PhD
Schedule: Participants will gather for 5 residency weekends and will meet in monthly small groups throughout the program. Offered over 5 weekend dates (Friday night dinner through Sunday lunch).
Fees: The cost is $1,750 for the program and covers tuition, meals, lodging, and handout materials (not including the cost of recommended books). It may be paid in full at the beginning of the program or at the beginning of each weekend (5 payments). Cost of your own spiritual direction is separate.
Please Note: The 2016-2017 Contemplative Formation program has reached its maximum registration. For more information, please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org