Guided Retreat – Catherine’s Suscipe: Prayer of a Social Mystic
Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, was a social mystic – a woman whose relationship with Jesus had direct, social implications for the people of her day. As followers of Jesus in the tradition of Catherine, we too seek to become in our own day, in our own way, social mystics – women and men whose relationship with Jesus has direct social implications for people. Join with others as we explore Catherine’s Suscipe through prayer, ritual, input, and sharing. We’ll drink deeply of Catherine’s spirit so as to face the Critical Concerns of our own day with her depth of imagination and courage.
Presenter: Mary Pat Garvin, RSM
Cost: $550 (includes lodging and meals)
Summer Sing-Along: Postcards from Vacations Past
Sunday, July 21, 5-8 p.m.
A celebration of summer through song and fellowship. Come join us on our Great Lawn with a blanket or chair to take in summer songs, Broadway hits and a variety of melodies performed by local singers and accompaniment that will lighten you heart and move you to sing along. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Free parking. Don’t forget to bring your own picnic, blanket and lawn chair. BYOB.
Stargazing with a Twist of Spirituality
Lie out under the stars and gaze at the beauty of creation. Bring a blanket and/or telescope to take in the majesty God created for our enjoyment. We will explore ways to tap into our inner energy and spirit, to blend prayer and worship, creating the full embrace of spirit, space and time.
Presenter: Kathleen McCauley
The Spirituality of Play
Come learn of the ways we experience God and grace through play. Enter into prayer and playfulness in a way that will transform you and the way you see leisure. We will delve into play activities we enjoyed as children, and any used now, to bring the spirit of play into our lives. There will quiet time and time for sharing. Join us in what promises to be a holy and joyful experience.
Presenter: Maureen Roe, RSM
Cost: $45 (includes lunch)