"Any harm done to the environment 
is harm done to humanity ... 
Nurturing and cherishing creation 
transforms the world so that it may be a
 habitable place for everyone." 
  ~ Pope Francis

Spring Sabbatical
February 6 - May 1, 2019

Fall Sabbatical
September 11 - December 4, 2019

February 8 - 10, 2019
The Universe Story
Jim Conlon, PhD

We will explore the 14 Billion Year story of the 
galaxies, stars, rocks, water, trees and humans 
through the celebration of creativity, compassion and depth.


3 days/ 2 nights            Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00 pm
Cost: $290                   Deposit $50         Balance $240


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  February 11 - 15, 2019
  Paint Your Prayer
  Sr. Frances Grady, SCL 

  Using the techniques of watercolor painting, this retreat 
  will provide opportunities to pray and rejoice in the Divine 
  Gift of our creative and artistic energy. Giving expression  
  to creativity facilitates union with our Creator.


  4 days/ 3 nights        Monday 10:00 am - Thursday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $450               Deposit: $50          Bal: $400



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February 18 - 19, 2019
Awakening to the Mystery of the Living God
Jim Conlon, PhD

This retreat is an invitation to ponder, pray and 
pay attention to the sacred impulses boiling up
in our hearts as we touch into other modes 
of understanding. We will focus on the words of
Mary Oliver and the visual words recorded from
Wonderings Between Two Worlds & At the Edge
of Mystery as we compose words for what lies
deep within.

2 days/ 1 night            Monday 10:00 am -  Tuesday 4:00 pm
Cost $200                    Deposit:  $50              Balance: $150

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February 22 - 24, 2019
A Retreat with Thomas Merton
Fr. Jim Conlon, PhD

Thomas Merton-Mystic & Prophet for Our Time.

In this program we will rediscover the beauty and depth 
of Merton's Journey by reflecting on his way of 
contemplation and action.

'What people want is a way to God'-Merton

3 days/2 nights   Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00
                                                    Liturgy & Lunch included
Cost:  $290        Deposit:  $50         Balance: $240


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February 26 - March 8, 2019
Indigenous Wisdom & Pottery
Trina McCormick OP, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

Share the ancient wisdom, learn ways of relating 
to the natural world with greater reverence. 
Experience Prayer Lodge and Spirit Quest. 
Create unique earthen vessels using a hand-building 
technique 
No art experience necessary.

11 days / 10 nights    Tuesday 10:00 am - Friday 2:00 pm
Cost: $1195         Deposit: $100            Balance: $1095


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March 1 - 3, 2019
Spirit Quest
Richard Guess


​Spirit Quest is a deeply prayerful; an insightful 
experience. Being open and receptive to the Spirit 
and listening in the profound quiet of the natural 
world is the focus of this seven-hour Quest.
Prayer is an integral part of this experience.  

​3 days/ 2 nights          Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00 pm
​Cost: $200                  Deposit $50             Balance $150


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March 7 - 8, 2019
 Awakening the Soul Within
  Cerantha Corley

  Learn how to play a Native American-style 
  flute that expresses your inner song.

​  2 day /1 night    Thursday 10:00 am - Friday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $250         Deposit $50                 Balance $200



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March 13 - 14, 2019
A New Evolutionary Threshold (via Zoom)
Diarmuid O'Murchu

Ilia Delio has rehabilitated the evolutionary vision of 
Teilhard de Chardin for our rapidly changing world in 
the 21st century. In this workshop, we will explore the
implications for faith and theology and particularly the 
newly expanded horizons we are asked to embrace at 
this time.

2 days/1 night   Wednesday 9:00 am - Thursday 4:00 pm
Cost: $200       Deposit $50                    Balance: $150


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March 16 - 17, 2019
Our Christian Faith: A Challenge for our Times
Sr. Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN

During our time together we will reflect on the transformation 
that happens to us, the change that invites itself into our thinking 
and into the articulation of our faith, as the events of life offer 
us the opportunity to awaken and to see anew our connection 
to the Holy.

We will attempt to see Faith as an organic, evolutionary event 
that moves us toward a holistic experience of the Divine, and 
helps us transcend ancient boundaries, definitions, and 
regulations that have so often divided us.

2 days/1 night       Saturday 10:00 - Sunday 1:00 
Cost: $225            Deposit $50         Balance $175

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Sr. Joanne Schuster
Native Healing Practice
Sunday, March 17, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost included in the above program.

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March 20 - 22, 2019
Basketry: Weaving Balance & Beauty
Linda Szocik SSJ-TOSF  

​  
 Come and enjoy the contemplative art of basketry.
​ Woven into the schedule will be time for personal
​ reflection and communal prayer. 
(No experience necessary; materials furnished)


 3 days/2 nights  Wednesday 7:00 pm - Friday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $350        Deposit $50                   Balance $300

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  March 26 - 27, 2019
  Integral Ecology
  Jim Conlon, PhD

  Through a dynamic integration of prose, poetry 
   and prayer we will envision a new world that is 
   creative and compassionate as we listen to the
   music of the universe and experience 
   the beauty of the earth.

   2 days/1 nights      Tuesday 10:00 am - Wednesday 4:00 pm  
   Cost: $200              Deposit $50          Balance: $150


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  March 29 - 31, 2019
  Flower Essences and the Healing Power of Nature
  Christa Wilson

  Come enjoy a deep dive into the wisdom of the natural world. 
  Through placing awareness in our heart we will learn the 
  medicine held in a plant from the plant itself. Together we will 
  explore perceiving through the heart, and techniques to bring 
  our awareness more fully to the heart center. From this place, 
  we will consciously interact with nature and spend time in 
  deep listening to the plants. Each participant will have the 
  opportunity to prepare and bottle their own flower essence.

  3 days/ 2 nights    Friday 7:00 pm  -  Sunday 1:00 pm
Cost: $290              Deposit $50          Balance $240










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April 1 - April 8, 2019
Icon Writing 
 Christopher Marie Wagner, OSF


 Icon writing is a spiritual exercise using paint and brush 
to enter into the world of the eternal. ​Being in the deep 
prayer time of Lent through writing of an Icon, 

  Learn basic techniques of iconography and the 
symbolism and spirituality of the icon. Each person 
will complete an icon using acrylics and gold leaf
 and painting on a board which has been prepared
 with a white gesso. 
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Materials fee: $40 

No experience necessary. Class size limited to 10. 

8 days/ 7 nights          Monday 10:00 am - Sunday  2:00  pm
Cost: $750                 Deposit $50                Balance $700


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April 10, 2019
Hilda Montalvo, PhD


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April 12 - 14, 2019
The Tunnel to the Green Door:
      A new Exodus Moment for Today
Jim Conlon, PhD

Together we will explore this new moment of society 
(the present state of the world) and issues of the church 
viewed from a historical perspective through our lives 
 and those of prophets of yesterday and today. Some say 
that the current situation can be compared to the Protestant 
Reformation. Today we have an opportunity to listen deeply 
with the ear of the heart and in so doing breathe new life 
into society and church and the lives of the believing community.


3 days / 2 nights        Friday 7:00 pm  - Sunday 1:00 pm
Cost: $290                Deposit  $50          Balance $240

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April 16, 2019
Healing Oils of the Bible
Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

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April 18 - 21, 2019
The Paschal Mystery for our Time: An Easter Retreat
 Jim Conlon, PhD, Marya Grathwohl, OSF
​  
At this defining moment in human earth history, 
we listen to the cry of the poor and the cry of Earth
to make possible a more mutually enhancing world
for the entire Earth community.


The Retreat includes:
 Holy Thursday - Seder meal/Eucharist;
Good Friday - Way of the Cross, Prayer Lodge
Holy Saturday - reflective time, Easter Vigil 
Easter morning - Eucharist followed by Easter Brunch.


4 days / 3 nights     Thursday 10 am - Sunday 1 pm
Cost: $450              Deposit: $50     Balance: $400 

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April 24, 2019
Crossing Over Into Deep Time​ 
(Interactive Webinar via Zoom)
Miriam MacGillis, OP

Explore the sacred unity of life, humanity and Earth within 
a single, unfolding universe.

A focus on the possibilities and challenges inherent in a 
revisioning of ourselves and our calling within the context 
of an evolving Universe and a threatened planet. What is 
the deeper dimension of our fundamental human participation in the future of life?

These reflections will draw primarily from the work of Thomas Berry and Brian Swime.

1 day Wednesday 10 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:  $50 includes lunch


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April 26 - 28, 2019
Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry
Jim Conlon, PhD, Trina McCormick, OP, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

Global Prophets of Cosmos and Earth, 
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and 
Thomas Berry in conversation

A journey into the vast, amazing unfolding cosmos and 
the wonderous beauty of Earth; we venture forth to take
a bold step in our as yet unfinished journey.


3 days/2 nights Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00pm
Cost: $290         Deposit: $50            Balance $240



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Fall Sabbatical 2019
September 11 - December 4, 2019


September 17 - 18, 2019                                  
The Universe Story
Jim Conlon, PhD, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

We will explore the 14 Billion Year story of the 
galaxies, stars, rocks, water, trees and humans 
through the celebration of creativity, compassion and depth.


2 days/ 1 night Tuesday 10:00 am - Wednesday 4:00 pm
Cost: $250           Deposit $50           Balance   $200


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September 20 - 22, 2019
Retreat with Thomas Merton    
Jim Conlon, PhD, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN, Trina McCormick, OP


​Thomas Merton-Mystic & Prophet for Our Time.

During this retreat we will rediscover the beauty and depth 
of Merton's journey by reflecting on his way of 
contemplation and action.

          "What people want is a way to God"   ~Merton

3 days/2 nights                 Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00
 Cost: $290                      Deposit: $50           Balance: $240

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September 24 - October 6, 2019
Indigenous Wisdom and Pottery
Trina McCormick, OP  and Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN 


Share ancient wisdom; learn ways of 
relating to the natural world with greater 
reverence. Experience Prayer Lodge and 
Spirit Quest. Create unique earthen 
vessels using a hand-building technique
 and primitive firing process. 

No art experience necessary.





13 days/ 12 nights                    Tuesday 10:00 am  - Sunday 1:00 pm
Cost:  $990                            Deposit $50                  Balance $940


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October 4 - 6, 2019
Spirit Quest
Richard Guess, MEd

​       Spirit Quest is a deeply prayerful; an insightful 
       experience. Being open and receptive to the Spirit 
       and listening in the profound quiet of the natural 
       world is the focus of this seven-hour Quest.
       Prayer is an integral part of this experience.  

​   3 days/ 2 nights            Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00 pm
​   Cost: $225                   Deposit $50             Balance $175


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October 9 - 10, 2019     
Awakening Within
Cerantha Corley

​Learn how to play a Native American-style 
  flute that expresses your inner song.

​ 2 day /1 night   
Wednesday 10:00 am - Thursday 4:00 pm
Cost: $250         Deposit $50       Balance $200



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October 11 - 13, 2019
Geo-Justice: Integral Ecology  
Jim Conlon, PhD, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN



  Through a dynamic integration of prose, poetry 
  and prayer we will envision a new world that is 
  creative and compassionate as we listen to the
  music of the universe and experience 
  the beauty of the earth.

3 days/2 nights      Friday 7:00 - Sunday 1:00 pm
Cost:  $290         Deposit $50         Balance $240


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October 17 - 19, 2019
Basketry: Weaving Balance and Beauty
Linda Szocik, SSJ-TOSF


Come and enjoy the contemplative art of basketry.
​ Woven into the schedule will be time for personal
​ reflection and communal prayer.


(No experience necessary; materials furnished)


 3 days/2 nights      Thursday 9:30 am  - Friday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $350             Deposit $50                Balance $300


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October 21, 2019
Healing Oils of the Bible
Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

​The Bible contains many references to oils, spices, balms and the traders and merchants who sold, bartered, and used them. They give us a glimpse into the ancient world of medicine.

"...they went out ... and they anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them." (Mark 6:12-13).


Aromatic oils for healing, cleansing, and holy anointing are mentioned more than 500 times in the Bible. Learn, enjoy, and experience how modern science has discovered why Moses used them to protect the Israelites; why Mary and Joseph used them for daily well-being. Experience how these healing oils are effective antibiotics and promote overall health and vitality.

There will be time for quiet reflection and walkig the trails.

One day                        Monday 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: $75    

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October 26 - 27 2019
Our Christian Faith: A Challenge for our Times
Sr. Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN

During our time together we will reflect on the transformation 
that happens to us, the change that invites itself into our thinking 
and into the articulation of our faith, as the events of life offer 
us the opportunity to awaken and to see anew our connection 
to the Holy.

We will attempt to see Faith as an organic, evolutionary event 
that moves us toward a holistic experience of the Divine, and 
helps us transcend ancient boundaries, definitions, and 
regulations that have so often divided us.

2 days/1 night        Saturday 10:00 - Sunday 1:00 
Cost: $225             Deposit $50           Balance $175


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October  27, 2019
Native Wisdom
Joanne Schuster, 

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October 29 - 30, 2019
Native Drum Making
Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN  

​Share in the ancient wisdom of our Native sisters and 
brothers by creating a hand-held drum in the native
tradition. The program will include the blessing and 
Awakening of the drum to give Voice to the Drum. The
drum can amplify and extend our prayerful intentions.

Materials Fee: $110

2 Days/1 night
Tuesday  9:30 am - Wednesday 4:00 pm
Cost: $170      Total cost with Materials fee: $280
​                       Deposit $50           Balance: $230


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Painting for the Non-Painter
 TBD

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November 9, 2019
Honoring the Prophetic Voice of Thomas Berry   
Thomas Berry's Birthday

10:00 - 4:00 pm



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November 21 - 22,  2019
A New Evolutionary Threshold (via Zoom)
Diarmuid O'Murchu

Ilia Delio has rehabilitated the evolutionary vision of 
Teilhard de Chardin for our rapidly changing world in 
the 21st century. In this workshop, we will explore the
implications for faith and theology and particularly the 
newly expanded horizons we are asked to embrace at 
this time.

2 days/1 night        Thursday 9:00 am - Friday 4:00 pm
Cost: $200             Deposit $50            Balance: $150


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November 29 - December 1,  2019
Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry
Jim Conlon, PhD, Trina McCormick, OP, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

         Global Prophets of Cosmos and Earth, 
         Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and 
         Thomas Berry in conversation

A journey into the vast, amazing unfolding cosmos and 
the wonderous beauty of Earth; we venture forth to take
a bold step in our as yet unfinished journey.


3 days/2 nights     Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00 pm
Cost: $290           Deposit: $50             Balance $240


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More to come!

Miriam MacGillis
Hilda Montalvo
More with Jim Conlon
Other Modes of Understanding

Painting for the Non-Painter
Healing Herbs