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March 2022

MAR42022
The Lenten Summons to Green Our Lives
$260

The Lenten Summons to Green Our Lives

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - March 6 @ 11:30 am

The word, Lent, comes from the root meaning of “Spring.” What invitation might this unfolding season offer for the renewal and flourishing of our spirit? What tender shoots of kinship, compassion, and hope are we called to nurture during these days? Join us as we accompany Jesus and enter more deeply into a practice of presence that heals and repairs both our own lives and that of our beautiful, yet wounded world. This weekend will include prayer, setting an intention,…

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MAR112022
At the Water’s Edge: The Sacred Space of Transition
$260

At the Water’s Edge: The Sacred Space of Transition

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - March 13 @ 11:30 am

At the still point of the turning world, neither flesh nor fleshless; neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is. ~ T.S. Elliot Our lives are punctuated by spaces of transition. Often we want to rush through these changes to get to the ‘other side’, wherever that is. We don’t want to linger in letting go of what has been while we race toward the next chapter because that might slow us down. We resist the…

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MAR252022
The Way of the Franciscans: A Lenten Journey
$260

The Way of the Franciscans: A Lenten Journey

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - March 27 @ 11:30 am

This weekend retreat focuses on the spiritual wisdom of the Franciscan tradition. We will explore the insights of Francis and Clare of Assisi, Bonaventure, and Angela of Foligno, among other Franciscans, each of whom provides us with resources for renewal and prayer during this season of Lent. The retreat will feature presentations, group discussions and time for personal reflection. Fr. Dan will also celebrate Mass on Saturday and Sunday. Check-in begins at 3pm on Friday. The opening session for the…

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April 2022

APR292022
Carrie Newcomer Concert, Overnight Lodging AND Writing Workshop
$195

Carrie Newcomer Concert, Overnight Lodging AND Writing Workshop

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - April 30 @ 2:00 pm

Writing Mindfully: Exploring The Sacred Ordinary Carrie Newcomer invites participants to explore the process of writing as a spiritual practice. This workshop focuses on developing a practice of presence, attention to the details, honoring the transcendent within our daily experiences and then moving our experiences to a creative expression.  Those who are interested in creative engagement as a form of spiritual practice will enjoy Carrie’s use of music, writing exercises, small and large group conversation to create a safe, nurturing…

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APR292022
Carrie Newcomer “Until Now” Concert
$35

Carrie Newcomer “Until Now” Concert

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are so happy to have acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer back for a concert in our Retreat and Conference Center Chapel! The soulful wisdom of singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, dubbed a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, offers a balm for this anxious and exhausted age of pandemic and political upheaval. Her new CD and companion book of poems, Until Now (Available Light, September 10, 2021) explores the process of unraveling and reweaving the threads of our lives, and the possibility…

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May 2022

MAY102022
Awareness AND Fully Alive in God Programs *Overnight Option
$200

Awareness AND Fully Alive in God Programs *Overnight Option

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - May 11 @ 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $180 through 3/10/2022.

This option includes dinner and the evening program on Tuesday, May 10 and overnight accommodations. It also includes breakfast, lunch and the day program on Wednesday, May 11. Check-in on Tuesday begins at 3pm. Tuesday, May 10 Program, 6:30-8:30pm: AWARENESS, AWARENESS, AWARENESS!!!! MEDITATION PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL WELL—BEING The late Anthony deMello, a Jesuit priest from India who died at age 52, introduced meditation techniques to the Western world that has helped many people to develop deeper awareness, greater joy and…

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MAY102022
Awareness: Meditation Practices for Spiritual Wellbeing Evening Workshop
$40

Awareness: Meditation Practices for Spiritual Wellbeing Evening Workshop

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

AWARENESS, AWARENESS, AWARENESS!!!! MEDITATION PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL WELL—BEING The late Anthony deMello, a Jesuit priest from India who died at age 52, introduced meditation techniques to the Western world that has helped many people to develop deeper awareness, greater joy and inner peace. These simple yet profound meditation practices have enabled individuals to slow down, breathe more deeply, and experience God’s loving presence. Come and learn about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and experience meditation practices that can be…

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MAY112022
Fully Alive in God Day Workshop
$85

Fully Alive in God Day Workshop

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $75 through 4/11/2022.

FULLY ALIVE IN GOD NURTURING BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT “God’s greatest glory is a person fully alive!” says St. Ireneaus. God’s deep desire is that we develop our total humanness as we journey with God and one another through life. This workshop will reflect on the meaning and experience of holistic spirituality. We will explore areas such as: being a whole person; body awareness and praying with our body; the interrelationship of body, mind, and spirit; the art of breathing…

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June 2022

JUN222022
Embracing Life through Writing, with Paula D’Arcy
$420

Embracing Life through Writing, with Paula D’Arcy

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - June 26 @ 11:30 am

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $400 through 4/22/2022.

This writer’s retreat is designed for beginners, seasoned writers and those who simply want to better communicate through words. Our days together will include  morning presentations about writing, fast writing exercises (prompts), the reading of those writings and dialogue. After lunch there will be three hours to complete a writing assignment, and have time for walking, rest, and personal reflection. In late afternoon we’ll gather to continue writing exercises, reading of assignments and more question and answer time. Evenings might…

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July 2022

JUL312022
Happiness and Joy: Can a Spiritual Life Have Both?
$620

Happiness and Joy: Can a Spiritual Life Have Both?

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - August 6 @ 11:30 am

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $570 through 4/30/2022.

Who is there that does not want to be happy? But happiness is not so much the goal of a spiritual life, as is joy. And joy is the fruit of a connection, a relationship, with the source of all joy, that is, God. Joy is experiencing God’s presence. In the span of seven days, we will carve out the journey which we are all on, not one just limited to passing happiness, but one ending in joy that brings…

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