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“If we really want to pray, we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of our hearts, God speaks.” ~ Mother Teresa
This is a time to reflect on where we come from, who we are, and where we are going; it is a time to turn our lives more faithfully to our Potter God, who continues to mold and shape our lives.
During this fall season, we are invited to smooth away the rough edges of our lives, and welcome the trimming of our companioning God. Earthen vessels in the making, we let God gently touch the clay of our lives in and through silence.
Come to this weekend of silence, prayer experiences, and the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director to find the gifts God offers in the silence.
Date & Time: Thurs., Oct. 17 at 5pm through Sun., Oct. 20, at 1pm
Presenter: Gaynell Cronin, Martha LaVallee, Judy Schiavo
Fee: $350REGISTER NOW
About the directors
Gaynell Cronin is a spiritual director, facilitator of group spiritual direction, and leader of contemplative prayer, retreats and parish missions. Doorways to Holiness, with co-author Jack Rathschmidt, OFM, Cap, PhD, is her most recent book.
Martha Lavallee is a spiritual director and retreat facilitator who has been attentive to women’s stories in wisdom circles and workshops for years. She is an Associate of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, and is active in her Episcopal parish.
Judy Schiavo holds an MA in Secondary Education/Spanish from Seton Hall University, and an MS in Spirituality/ Spiritual Direction from Fordham University. After retiring from 43 years of teaching, Judy is now a full-time spiritual director and retreat director.
Come and reflect on your life and hear God’s whispers and movements. The silent, directed retreat is a rich opportunity for sacred silence with a daily opportunity for spiritual direction.
Daily morning prayer, celebrations of the Eucharist and ecumenical prayer will punctuate the days of rest and replenishment overlooking the majestic and beautiful Hudson River.
Date & Time: Sun., Aug. 4, at 5pm through Sun., Aug 11 at 11am
Presenters: Janet Corso, Sr. Connie Koch, OP and Amy Sucich.
Fee: $700 (all inclusive)REGISTER NOW
About the Spiritual Directors:
Janet Corso is a spiritual director and an experienced workshop presenter. She is former Director of Mariandale and currently a core team member of the Contemplative Formation Program at Mariandale. A teacher of philosophy for many years and was the founder and director of Sarabrae, Women’s Spirituality Center.
Sr. Connie Koch, OP is a Dominican Sister of Hope. She is a preacher/storyteller, spiritual director and has led retreats, parish missions, adult faith formation and youth groups. She is Promoter of Preaching for the Dominican Sisters of Hope and Chaplain for the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.
Amy Sucich, LCSW-R has a long history of deep listening as a trained social worker. She is currently a spiritual director and retreat facilitator and an active member of the Mariandale community.
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!
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