A Retreat with Meister Eckhart ~ Life Gives the Most Noble Lessons

June 27, 2020 / Saturday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

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Be with us for this special retreat with Meister Eckhart ~ Life Gives the Most Noble Lessons. Meister Eckhart is considered one of the truly great Dominican mystics and preachers. He offers a vision of God our world so needs today. Meister Eckhart was, as his disciple described him, a "man from whom God hid nothing."

If this child is born in you,
then you have such great joy
in every good deed done in the world
that this joy becomes permanent
and never changes...
cast out all grief
so that perpetual joy reigns in your heart.
- Meister Eckhart
Sermon 7 in Pfeiffer & Walsh

This retreat will be facilitated by Father Michael Demkovich, OP, a Dominican friar who has written on spirituality, theology, and Meister Eckhart for journals and books. He holds a PhD and a Pontifical Doctorate from the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven in Flanders, Belgium. From 1981-1986, Father Michael taught and worked in campus ministry at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Father Demkovich taught in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1991-1996 before becoming the founding director of the Dominican Ecclesial Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2009, he was named the Gerald Vann Visiting Fellow at Blackfriars, Oxford. He served as president of the International Dominican Foundation and is currently serving in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe as the Episcopal Vicar for Doctrine and Life.

  • The retreat will open with registration at 8:30 am with an invitation to enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast.
  • The retreat program will begin at 9:00 am.
  • Lunch is included in the registration fee.
  • Very limited lodging is available at Dominican Center for an additional $50.00 per person per night. Please call Dominican Center at 616.514.3325 to make your reservation.

This retreat is a collaboration with the Eckhart Society.

  • Cost: $65.00
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