Jan
10

Come to the Quiet– Listening with the Ear of the Heart

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Come to the Quiet is an opportunity to enter a day of peaceful, spiritual refreshment. The day begins with a short reflection on ways to engage with and respond to the Divine Word that comes to us in so many ways—a word, holy text, a poem, a piece of art, music, others, nature. Following the short reflection is quiet time to use as you choose. A nutritious seasonal lunch is served at noon and after lunch, continued quiet time. The day ends with a short sharing session.

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Jan
29

Contemplative Photography: "The Art of Seeing"

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Henry David Thoreau says “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” This workshop will explore mindful reflection, a sense of wonder, visual awareness and other skills to develop the “art of seeing.”

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Jan
30

Tuning into our Inner and Outer Guidance as We Move Forward in Life

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Learn the basics and explore SoulCollage® “Suits”. Create personal cards using magazine images as you are guided through the process. Images and cards provided. Bring scissors and non-acid glue stick.

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Jan
31

Tangle your own Circle of Life: The Mandala

Jan 31 9:30am - Feb 1 3:30pm   |   retreat

Where can a circle take you on your spiritual journey? Spend time delving into forms of artistic expression focused on a circle, namely a “mandala” – the Sanskrit word for circle. In order to tap into the holiness of deep listening within yourself and in the world around you, you will create mandalas using “tangling patterns” from inspiration gathered from repeated patterns found in nature and in every-day living.

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Feb
2

Contemplative Prayer in Watercolor

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

As we paint, draw or write the Inward Journey, we discover contemplative meditation and release. We enjoy beauty, freedom and surprise because watercolor is gentle and unburdened. Journals will be available for you to discover your unique gifts and talents, as we begin with awe, wonder and gratitude

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Feb
19

How Essential Oils Enhance Our Lives

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Learn how to use essential oils to improve your health from its current level to amazing. Experience the oils. Make your own special oil blend to take home with you!

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Feb
21

Blest4today Healing Retreat

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Learn how the body, mind, and spirit heals as you become sensitive to how they interact. You can get out of being overwhelmed, frustrated and exhausted. You will learn six techniques for healing now. Shift your life to blessing, not pain.

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Feb
22

Holy Resilience – Spirituality for the Second Half of Life

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

How does your life experience influence your faith? If you are 55+, we invite you to journey with us as we reflect on our lives and look forward with gratitude to what lies ahead for each of us in our second half of life

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Mar
9

Roman Catholic Thought and Practice 50 Years after Vatican II

Mar 9 12:00pm - Mar 10 12:00pm   |   retreat

Join Fr. J Michael Joncas and explore the meaning of the four great Constitutions of Vatican II 50 years after their publication.

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Mar
11

Icon Retreat: Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles

Mar 11 5:00pm - Mar 17 4:00pm   |   retreat

We will complete the icon of Mary Magdalen and the red egg. All materials provided.

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Mar
20

Come to the Quiet– Cultivating a Spiritual Practice

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

In our over-active, over-busy world, taking time to intentionally cultivate and commit to Sacred Moments seems more than challenging. Yet, a simple act of claiming a space and a time, daily, for the Divine Presence can bring a centered peace to our daily living

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Mar
20

Visio Divina through Film

5:00pm - 7:30pm   |   retreat

Visio Divina is scheduled on evenings following Come to the Quiet on selected months. A growing spiritual practice of Visio Divina allows us to sink into God’s presence through visual stories of redemption, transformation, awe, beauty and diverse family stories. Dinner and the Film: "A Man Called Ove"

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Apr
5

Lectio Divina through Current Writers

7:00pm - 9:00pm   |   retreat

Looking for a way to cultivate peace? Sacred reading brings an awareness that the Divine dwells in each moment. Learn this ancient practice of contemplative prayer, using Scripture, poetry, art, nature, and your own life story. Let’s practice together! Book for Lectio: Lectio Divina, "The Sacred Art", Christine Valters Painther

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Apr
10

Come to the Quiet– Give Me a Word

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

In the very early centuries of Christianity, many would pilgrim to holy Desert Mothers and Fathers for spiritual guidance. The pilgrim would often ask the holy hermit for a word, a sacred text to live by. We, too, can ask the indwelling Spirit for a Word to guide our lives.

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Apr
11

How Essential Oils Enhance Your Life

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Essential oils are for everyone. Essential oils benefit one’s emotional health. Create your own blend and take it home with you.

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