A Spiritual Autobiography is a written account of the events, people and places that have influenced your relationship with God. It tells the story of how you have come to hold your beliefs, and from it, you may identify patterns or motifs by which you can recognize the flow of your life. The process of reflection and writing is itself a spiritual practice; many find that it’s a powerful time for encountering God, and adopt it as a lifelong tool for discernment.
In this retreat, I will provide suggestions for how to structure your work, and guiding questions to help prompt your memory. We will also meditate on Scripture passages and artwork to help us make connections with our own paths. You will have time alone for reflection and writing, opportunities for spiritual direction, and the option of sharing with other participants within the sacred space we have created.
Like the original disciples, we, too, have a story, or testament, of God’s presence and action in our lives. Give yourself the gift of time to reflect deeply on your spiritual life, and put pen to paper to create an account of the fullness of your journey – the mountaintop experiences as well as the mundane, the struggles, the joys, the doubts, and the grace.
Date & Time: Fri., Sept. 11, at 5pm through Sun., Sept. 13, at 1pm
Presenter: Rachele Grieco
About the Presenter
Rachele Grieco, retreat facilitator and spiritual director, serves as a resource for adults who seek to explore and deepen their spiritual lives. She has been a lay leader in the Episcopal church for over 20 years, engaging small groups in Lectio Divina and Bible study, spiritual conversation and reflection. She also serves as a healing prayer minister, has lead workshops in prayer practices, and was commissioned to compose a healing circle liturgy.
Rachele holds degrees in English Literature and Christian Spirituality. She resides in New York City with her husband, where they enjoy discovering diversity within the natural landscape as well as in the urban environment.