This option includes dinner and the evening program on Tuesday, April 20 and overnight accommodations. It also includes breakfast, lunch and the day program on Wednesday, April 21. Check-in on Tuesday begins at 3pm.
Tuesday, April 20 Program, 7-9pm:
The Healing Power of Prayer: Calling on our Divine Physician
Numerous scientific and medical studies are proving the beneficial effects of prayer, faith, and spirituality for healing body, mind and spirit. In fact, the medical field is discovering that prayer for healing is as effective as traditional medical treatments.
Come and experience how prayer, spiritual practices, and calling on our Divine Physician can positively affect our physical health and total well-being.
In addition to exploring helpful information, we will engage in various prayer experiences for healing ourselves and praying for others.
You will receive a 22-page handout of helpful information and prayer practices that can assist in your own and others’ physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.
Wednesday, April 21 Program, 9am-4pm:
Dreams and Inner Healing: The Healing Power of Dreamwork and Prayer
Dreams are a language of the heart, a way that our deeper self speaks to us. They are a language of symbols and metaphors that help us to understand what lies beneath our fears and inner struggles. Every dream is an attempt of our unconscious to center us, balance us, and heal us. Dreams expand our capacity to experience God and our true self. During this workshop we will ponder:
- What is a dream? various types of dreams
- the many benefits of dream work
- the physiology of dreams
- universal symbols found in dreams
- various dream work techniques
- What is a “Visitation Dream”?
- dreams and spiritual growth
- how dreams help us to experience God’s presence
- significant dreams in the Scriptures
You will receive a 28-page handout of helpful information, various dreamwork techniques, and ways to pray with dreams.
Both the evening and day programs are guided by Sr. Maureen Conroy.
Maureen Conroy, RSM, D.Min. is Co-director of the Upper Room Spiritual Center, Neptune, New Jersey. Her ministries include spiritual direction, the education of spiritual directors, giving directed retreats, and offering workshops on spiritual direction, supervision, holistic spirituality, meditation and wellness. Maureen also educated spiritual directors for twenty-five years at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska during the summer months. Maureen has offered workshops on spirituality and spiritual direction in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Maureen’s educational background includes a Masters of Divinity, a Doctor of Ministry, Certificates in Spiritual Direction, and many Certificates in Holistic Modalities. She is the author of numerous articles and five books, including The Discerning Heart, Looking into the Well, and Experiencing God’s Tremendous Love.