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June 2021

JUN52021
NEW: Carrie Newcomer Virtual Retreat
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NEW: Carrie Newcomer Virtual Retreat

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gardening In the Dark: Living & Growing In Uncertain Times During this time of COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, Carrie Newcomer will lead an online day retreat on the experience of living with uncertainty, finding hope and wisdom in our individual and community history and stories, and how these troubled times might be a moment for a new opening and transformation. Participants will explore: the difference between loneliness and life-giving solitude; honoring the very human feelings that arise in times…

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JUN252021
Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved
$300

Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - June 27 @ 11:00 am

Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved: Learning to See Ourselves Through God’s Eyes So often we imagine that in order to be loved we must become better, different, perfect. But what if the things we think need to be “fixed” in order to make us more lovable – flaws and weaknesses, mistakes and sins – are the very things that make us beautiful in our own way? In this retreat, we will use Psalm 139 as a touchstone and will learn to see our…

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July 2021

JUL82021
Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference
$400

Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - July 11 @ 11:00 am

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $380 through 5/8/2021.

Join us for… Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference The Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue (ICCD) believes that we are living in a very chaotic time with increasing divisions among us. ICCD believes that we can respond in new ways as persons committed to contemplation as a transformative practice and social justice in all its forms including the belief in our interconnectedness as a planetary community. Weaving together the three threads of contemplation, evolution, and…

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JUL182021
Drawn to the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle
$620

Drawn to the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - July 24 @ 11:00 am

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $570 through 5/18/2021.

Drawn to the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle While on retreat in 1919, Teilhard experienced a transfiguration-like vision that he shares with us in his essay, “The Spiritual Power of Matter.” During this transformative event, Teilhard is moved to commit himself to a life of struggle in every aspect of his life without yet knowing what these struggles might be. In this retreat, we will consider the many ways Teilhard is confronted with struggle—as a scientist, as a believer,…

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JUL302021
Spirituality and COVID-19: Virtual Retreat with Edwina Gateley
$40

Spirituality and COVID-19: Virtual Retreat with Edwina Gateley

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The whole world is facing global problems at this time in our history: Climate change, increasing economic poverty, pollution, violence and now a very frightening pandemic: Covid-19. Given so many challenges and fears, we are also struggling with our faith. Where is God? Where is hope in all of this? In this virtual presentation, we will explore our invitation to deepen our faith during these very painful and challenging times. There will be time for reflection, small group sharing and…

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August 2021

AUG12021
Searching for Mary Magdalene, 6-night Women’s Retreat
$620

Searching for Mary Magdalene, 6-night Women’s Retreat

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - August 7 @ 11:00 am

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $570 through 6/1/2021.

“Searching for Mary Magdalene” is a week-long retreat wherein Mary Magdalene speaks in her first person voice, inviting us to examine what we know about her, while simultaneously expecting surprises about her long being a “miscast outcast’”. You can look forward to challenges throughout a multi-sensory search via: a Magdala Art Gallery, Magdala hometown Archaeology reports, the four canonical Gospels, the non-canonical Gospel of Mary (Magdalene), the Golden Legend, a Magdala musical oratorio, an opera and popular song, poetry, prayers,…

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AUG212021
Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart with Dr. Robert Wicks
$90

Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart with Dr. Robert Wicks

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $80 through 7/21/2021.

The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart ~ Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times ~ One of the greatest gifts we can share with others is a sense of our own peace. However, we can’t share what we don’t have. By discussing psychological and spiritual approaches to maintaining a healthy perspective and enhancing resilience, Dr. Wicks, an expert on the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others) and author of Bounce: Living the Resilient…

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September 2021

SEP232021
Women’s Wellness Retreat – Early Arrival Option
$350

Women’s Wellness Retreat – Early Arrival Option

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - September 26 @ 1:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $330 through 7/23/2021.

Peace In the Middle of the Pieces So often people ask, “What tip will help me move forward through hard seasons in life?” But there is no magic wand answer to that question. The real question and conviction becomes, “Are you willing to do the work, break up the broken thoughts, stand firm in emotional upheaval, and get grounded in truth when it feels like life is in pieces?” It takes work, not wishing; and this active, uncertain and sometimes…

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SEP242021
Women’s Wellness Weekend
$260

Women’s Wellness Weekend

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - September 26 @ 1:00 pm

Peace In the Middle of the Pieces So often people ask, “What tip will help me move forward through hard seasons in life?” But there is no magic wand answer to that question. The real question and conviction becomes, “Are you willing to do the work, break up the broken thoughts, stand firm in emotional upheaval, and get grounded in truth when it feels like life is in pieces?” It takes work, not wishing; and this active, uncertain and sometimes…

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October 2021

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The Heart of St. Joseph: A Father In the Shadows
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The Heart of St. Joseph: A Father In the Shadows

October 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Pope Francis proclaimed this year to be a “Year of Saint Joseph”, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”) recalling the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. This letter was written against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. He says the pandemic has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble…

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