HOLDING THE WORLD
With considerable change and great demands all around us, a deeper understanding of what it means to embody love and be a presence of peace for the world becomes essential. What will sustain us and give us courage for the journey?
This silent retreat will be guided by author Paula D’Arcy. The retreat will offer time for personal reflection, rest and prayer. During each presentation there will time for questions and dialogue. Time will be allotted within the schedule to attend daily Mass at the Retreat & Conference Center too, if you’d like.
Please note that this is a silent retreat. Check-in begins at 3pm. Dinner is served at 6pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm.
Paula D’Arcy is a writer, playwright, retreat leader, seminar speaker and author of eight books. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Seton Cove Spirituality Center in Austin, TX. In 2001 she established Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world, including men and women in prison. The foundation has sponsored two international gatherings of women known as WOMENSPEAK, conferences which honor the woman’s voice as a force of peace and healing for the world. A former psychotherapist, Paula survived the loss of her husband and young daughter in an accident in 1975. She was three months pregnant at the time. Since that time, Paula has written many books including her best-selling books entitled Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day and When People Grieve. Her book, Song of Sarah, has been translated into eight languages and has been in print for over 27 years. Her most recent book is titled Winter of the Heart. Read more about Paula and her Red Bird Foundation at: www.redbirdfoundation.com