"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


  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


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


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


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 
No art experience necessary.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  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


  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


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. 
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


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 


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


Other presenters TBD:
Miriam MacGillia

Other programs TBD:
Healing Herbs
Healing Oils/Healing Touch
12-Step Weekend (next Fall)