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March 2021

MAR52021
The Way of the Franciscans: A Lenten Journey
$260

The Way of the Franciscans: A Lenten Journey

March 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - March 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $240 through 1/5/2021.

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 2021

APR72021
Embracing Life through Writing, with Paula D’Arcy
$420

Embracing Life through Writing, with Paula D’Arcy

April 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - April 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $400 through 2/7/2021.

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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APR202021
Healing and Prayer Evening & Healing and Dreams Day Programs *Overnight Option
$200

Healing and Prayer Evening & Healing and Dreams Day Programs *Overnight Option

April 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - April 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

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…

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APR202021
The Healing Power of Prayer Evening Workshop
$40

The Healing Power of Prayer Evening Workshop

April 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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…

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APR212021
Dreams and Inner Healing Day Workshop
$85

Dreams and Inner Healing Day Workshop

April 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $75 through 3/21/2021.

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…

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APR252021
Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute – Introductory Week 1
$1,300

Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute – Introductory Week 1

April 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - April 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $1,250 through 2/25/2021.

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: This is the 4th group of students within our Introduction to the Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute program. Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student’s understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for students…

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APR302021
Carrie Newcomer Concert, Overnight Lodging & Retreat
$195

Carrie Newcomer Concert, Overnight Lodging & Retreat

April 30, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - May 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Check-in for this event starts at 3pm and then includes dinner on Friday, followed by the concert with Carrie Newcomer. Overnight lodging is included, as well as breakfast the next day. After breakfast on Saturday, Carrie will present a morning retreat and then lunch will end the day. This overnight retreat is only offered in this concert/lodging/retreat package and to a limited number of guests, so register soon! There is another registration option for the concert only. The Concert: We…

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APR302021
Carrie Newcomer “The Point of Arrival” Concert
$35

Carrie Newcomer “The Point of Arrival” Concert

April 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are so happy to have acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer back in concert at our Retreat and Conference Center Chapel. Her recordings have cut across secular and spiritual boundaries. Carrie has 17 nationally released albums on Available Light and Rounder Records, including The Point of Arrival, The Beautiful Not Yet, A Permeable Life, and Everything is Everywhere. Newcomer has also released two companion books of poetry and essays, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays and The Beautiful Not Yet: Poems,…

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June 2021

JUN252021
Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved
$260

Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved

June 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - June 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $240 through 4/25/2021.

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, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - July 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

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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