“Many Native American languages have no word for religion at all. For them, the path of being alive is so inextricably infused with spirit that to imagine anything that was not religion would be folly. We are at this very moment engaged in the most exquisite of spiritual practices – the art of being fully, passionately alive.” ~Wayne Muller, How, Then, Shall We Live?
Ever wonder why people of the Islamic faith pray five times a day? Or, why certain charisms and rituals associated with religions of the East are not practiced in the West? If so, join us for a rich, evocative weekend that will acquaint participants of Christian faith with several of the world’s prominent religions and their celebrated practices. Throughout the weekend, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God as they experience prayer and meditation in the spirit of these traditions while recognizing parallels within Christianity. Emerging from the weekend, participants will share a timely and deepened awareness of the beauty and gifts of religion and the pivotal role that this dimension plays on the world stage.
The retreat will begin at 7pm. Please bring a journal for use throughout the program. We encourage the overnight option for a more complete retreat experience, but understand that this isn’t always an option for some of our guests. This commuter option does not include lodging. Lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday is included.
Gordon Creamer earned his MA in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Hospice communities. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Enhancing the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment and members of the LGBTQ community is a passion for him. In the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Gordon is also a certified spiritual director, who welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving.