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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!
“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 guided week will combine morning presentations on being ‘haunted by God’ with evening films that offer key insights through the visual art of storytelling (with open film discussion for those interested). Presentations will ‘touch back into’ themes in refreshed-revitalized ways in order to notice: “Where am I today? What is God inviting me to now in my spiritual journey?” We will be invited to ‘pray anew’ with the God of Love who ‘haunts’ us (in the most profound sense of that word/Word).
New prayer suggestions, films, songs, and insights will accent: God’s call within a prayerful/contemplative life of service; connections between passion and mysticism; ever-deepening challenges in the Life of Love; links between ‘life transitions’ and ‘Spirit-transformations’; the ‘love for mercy’ and the ‘mercy of love’; our ongoing growth in compassionate, just, peaceful living. N.B. Please bring a Bible and a notebook/journal.
Time: Sun., August 20 at 5 pm to Sat., August 26 at 1 pm (after lunch)
Presenter: Michael Laratonda, FMS
Fee: $550 (includes all meals)
Registration deposit $75, full payment due by August 10