Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, in her book Wisdom’s Feast, invites us all to draw on women’s wisdom in offering a fresh and insightful interpretation of biblical text. She offers a new perspective that promotes equal dignity and value for women as we read scripture and in the context of scripture. This series of study and faith sharing will use Wisdom’s Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures in discovering the insights that women have brought to reading and praying the Bible. Both men and women are encouraged to attend.
Cost includes the book.
Jan 09, 2017
Feb 13, 2017
Mar 13, 2017
Apr 10, 2017
May 08, 2017
Loss is an unfortunate yet unavoidable part of our life and love pursuits. Inevitably, hardships are compounded when trauma is involved. People have long looked to faith to help console grief and difficulties that come in the wake of loss or trauma. Yet, sometimes finding God amidst hardship is a struggle. The Beyond Trauma and Grief Retreat examines the role faith has in helping us cope with the aftermath of trauma.
This two-day retreat will be led by Dr. Gregory Masiello, Ph.D; a psychologist who worked with combat veterans for over 15 years with the Veterans Affairs in Albany, NY. More recently, Dr. Masiello has been part of the Franciscan Pilgrimage Program, providing pilgrimages to Assisi, Italy for military veterans.
Cost includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday
Friday, April 28 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 29 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Our community and our nation long for compassion and opportunities to embrace unity. When differences cause fear and unrest rather than compassion and mercy, polarization occurs. It has left many feeling unbalanced. What are we yearning for? We all are yearning for truth. Let us gather at a place which feels like home, a place which centers us in hope, joy, laughter, acceptance, and paradox.
Cost includes continental breakfast.
Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A spiritual director will be here to companion with you.
This retreat is held at the Augustine Center, a retreat house welcoming individuals and groups for ongoing formation, education, and spirituality. The Augustine Center is located in Conway, Michigan, which is on the northern border of Petoskey.
$435: Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room. Space is limited. Financial scholarships are available. Call to request information.
*We apologize for the misprint of the price in the winter-spring brochure. The price of $435 covers this 6-day retreat.