Take some time to celebrate the diverse heritage of the Mystics in our daily lives!
Join us for a delicious dinner and dialogue as we explore their personal biographies and read short passages from the incredible contributions they have made to contemporary spirituality and intentional living. We will consider a few prominent figures from modern history and excerpts from some of their literary works, including Thomas Merton and Jean Vanier.
Grounding our encounter with these mystics in our own experience, we will respond to writing prompts to access our unique voice and deepen our personal journey. Additional opportunities for reflection through prayer and creative exercises with their writings will also be integrated. Prior reading of these individuals or familiarity with them is not mandatory. Please bring a journal for use throughout the program.
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.