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“I urgently appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation that includes everyone since the environmental challenge we are undergoing and its human roots, concern, and affect us all.” (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ encyclical)
Join others in individual and communal reflection on Pope Francis’ letter to all people; focusing on the call to a new spirituality that enables us to think and act on behalf of the living Earth. The major themes in Laudato Si’ that we will explore are: eco-spirituality, contemplative attitudes and practices, integral ecology, sustainability issues, and action steps, available resources for healing, and repair of Sacred Earth. This semi- silent retreat includes time outside to walk, sit, swim, and relate with beings in nature.
Time: Sunday, Aug. 13 at 5 pm to Saturday, Aug. 19 at 11 am
Presenters: Nancy Erts, OP and Carol DeAngelo, SC
Fee: $525 (includes all meals)
Registration deposit $75, full payment due by August 3
This silent, directed retreat invites participants to refresh their spirits and experience greater intimacy with God with days of rest and relaxation. Through a daily private meeting with an experienced spiritual director who will listen deeply and help retreatants be attentive to their unique stories, retreatants will allow God the hospitality of their attention. Daily liturgy will be available.
Time: Sun., June 25 at 5 pm through Sat., July 1 at 1 pm
Presenter: Nancy Erts, OP; Judy Schiavo; Maureen McMahon, RDC
Fee: $500 per person (Resident) or $350 for Commuter (All meals included)
Make sure you pack a bathing suit and beach towel!