Courageous Inquiry: Resolve to Live the Questions “Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke New Year’s resolutions, bright with promise, are often sidelined by excuses, habits and other road blocks. In this daylong retreat we will take…Find out more
When God Writes Your Story Your life is telling a story. Is it telling the story of the life you always wanted? It can! With Jesus as the Author, we will explore the story He’s writing on each of our hearts and lives. The weekend will be rich with group sharing, creative experiences and contemplative processing. By applying five transformational elements – you can become the person you were born to be, experience richer relationships, exchange restlessness for joy, gain confidence…Find out more
Please note that this is the commuter/day option for the weekend retreat. While we recommend the overnight option for a more complete retreat experience, we understand that this isn’t always possible for our local guests. Please arrive by 7pm on Friday. Lunch and dinner on Saturday, as well as lunch on Sunday, are included in this retreat option. When God Writes Your Story Your life is telling a story. Is it telling the story of the life you always wanted?…Find out more
Our Making All Things New retreat will provide you with plenty of tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest. Our healthy living retreat is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which focuses on a whole person approach to being well: body, mind, and spirit. This retreat is perfect for anyone who is ready to make some changes in their life, especially in the areas of prayer, diet and exercise. The New Year…Find out more
The present moment is where we meet God. During this weekend retreat, we will explore ways we can live more aware of God’s Presence with us. This will be an experiential learning experience. Plan to come to spend time with God. There will be periods of instruction, practice, and discussion. There will also be periods of silence. Weather-permitting, there will be time spent outdoors. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and with compassion.…Find out more
Let Me Live Gracefully Let this season be for me a time of gathering together the pieces into which my busyness has broken me O God, enable me now to grow wise through reflection, peaceful through the song of the cricket, recreated through the laughter of play. Most of all, Lord, let me live easily and gracefully for a spell… and find the right words to tell another who I am. ~Ted Loder, Guerillas of Grace Come and join…Find out more
Thirty Seconds to Midnight: The Final Wake Up Call This shocking documentary traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim Earth and its resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of extinction. The…Find out more
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Contemplative Photography – ‘the practice of seeing with the eyes of the heart’ “With the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which God has called you.” ~Ephesians 1:18 We begin our day with a guided meditation using the visio divina form.* We then move to an instruction and practice time where we will learn to use visio divina as a way to slow down and to let images come to us. Moving out…Find out more
Finding God’s Spirit through The Liturgy of the Hours and Lectio Divina Spend Ash Wednesday with us as Deacon Vito Piazza leads us around this theme about “Finding God’s Spirit through The Liturgy of the Hours and Lectio Divina”. Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every retreat. Everyone will gather for coffee and…Find out more
“Rend your heart not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God.” (Jl 2:13) These words at the beginning of Lent invite us to take an inward journey during these 40 days to search our hearts as to where we stand with God and our neighbor and to enter more deeply into the Mystery of God’s love. Join us for a quiet day of prayer as we begin the sacred Lenten season. The atmosphere for the day will be…Find out more
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