"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 5 - April 29, 2020

Fall Sabbatical
September 10 - December 3, 2020
February 10 - 11, 2020
Embracing Life's Transitions
Pepper Sarnoff

Description in process

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February 14 - 16, 2020
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.


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



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February 21 - 23, 2020
​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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​  February 24 - 27, 2020
  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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March 4 - 5, 2020    
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 7 - 8, 2020
Awakening  the Soul Within
Native Flute
Cerantha Corley

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

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


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March 10 - 17, 2020
Icon Writing - The Cosmic Christ
Sr. 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               Tuesday 10:00 am - Tuesday 2:00 pm
Cost: $750                       Deposit $50              Balance $700


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March 21 - 22, 2020
​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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Native Healing Practice
Sr. Joanne Schuster
Sunday, March 22, 2020
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost included in the above program.


March 24 - April 3, 2020
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 27 - 29, 2020
Spirit Quest
TBA

​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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April 6 - 7, 2020
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.

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



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April 9 - 12, 2020
The Paschal Mystery for our Time: An Easter Retreat
 Jim Conlon, PhD, Marya Grathwohl, OSF
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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 15 - 17, 2020
Basketry: Weaving Balance & Beauty
Linda Szocik SSJ-TOSF  

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 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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April 24 - 26, 2020
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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*Programs are subject to change*

September 24 - 26, 2020
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 night           Thursday 7:00 pm - Saturday  4:00 pm
Cost: $290                 Deposit $50                   Balance $240


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October 2 - 4, 2020
Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry
Jim Conlon, PhD

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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                                                                    October 6 -7, 2020
                                                      Growing One’s Soul... Every Body’s Prayer:
                                                      Expressing Faith Through Movement
                                                             Doreen Cloutier, CSC

                                                           If you have ever lifted your arms in wonder, tapped your feet to 
                                                           some inner song playing in your mind, held someone rocking 
                                                           with grief, then you understand how our bodies express what 
                                                           our soul knows to be true. Through a gentle, contemplative 
                                                           experience we will explore together the beauty of uniting heart 
                                                           mind and body to express through movement what our souls are 
                                                           longing to share! Throughout our time together we will be stretching 
                                                           into our body’s marvelous ability for prayer in motion. All body types                                                                     and/or physical limitations welcome


​                                                                 2 days/ 1 night            Tuesday 10:30 am - Wednesday 4:00 pm
                                                           Cost:     $200             Deposit $50               Balance: $150


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October 9 - 11, 2020     
Singing Retreat
Anita Braganza, IBVM 

 A singing retreat is a joyful and uplifting experience. 
Using our voice in singing centers us and grounds us. 
It helps shift the mood, aligning our body, mind and 
spirit, providing a positive impact on physical and 
mental well-being. It can bring you mindfulness and 
peace and is a wonderful way to be open to the guidance of Spirit. 

COME FOR A WEEKEND OF JOY AND DELIGHTFUL MELODIES, TEMPERED WITH TIME FOR SOULFULNESS

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



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​October 14 - 25 2020
Indigenous Wisdom & Pottery
Trina McCormick OP

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.

12 days / 11 nights        Wednesday 10:30 am - Sunday  1:00 pm
Cost: $1195                   Deposit: $100                Balance: $1095


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October 24 - 25, 2020
Spirit Quest
TBD


​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 five-hour Quest.
Prayer is an integral part of this experience.  

​2 days/ 1 nights         Saturday 9:00 -  Sunday 1:00 pm
​Cost: $150                  Deposit $50       Balance $100


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October 27, 2020 (via Zoom)       
Healing Oils
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). 
                                                                                                                                                  Lavender

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:     Tuesday 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: $75  

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October 28, 2020 (vis Zoom)   
Doctrine of Signature
Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

We are what we eat!  Explore how foods can affect our body.

​The doctrine of signatures, dating from the time of Dioscorides and Galen, states that 
herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments 
of those body parts. A theological justification, as stated by botanists such as William 
Coles, was that God would have wanted to show all what plants would be useful for.

One day:        Wednesday 10: 12:30
Cost:  $35   

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October 30 - November 1, 2020
​Retreat with Thomas Merton
Jim Conlon, PhD


​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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Nov. 6 - 8, 2020
Other Modes of Understanding
Jim Conlon, PhD

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 nurture the heart, energize the
mind and empower the spirit to give voice, 
through writing and prose, to what lies deep within.

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


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Nov. 10 - 11, 2020
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         Tuesday 9:00 am - Wednesday 4:00 pm
Cost: $200               Deposit $50              Balance: $150


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Nov. 16 - 17, 2020
Awakening the Soul Within: 
Cerantha Corley

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

​ 2 day /1 night           Monday 10:00 am - Tuesday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $200               Deposit $50                  Balance $150
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Nov 19 - 2, 2020
Geo-Justice: 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 night         Thursday 10:00 - Friday 4:00 pm
Cost: $200               Deposit $50                 Balance $150


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​Nov. 24 - 25, 2020
Healing Practices
Marcia Wilson, RN, CHTP, CDE       

"I am whole, I am holy, I am love"

Together we will explore & experience healing 
principles and practices for helping ourselves and 
other stay healthy and balanced.

2 days/1 night                    Tuesday 10:30 - Wednesday 4:00 pm
Cost:  $200                        Deposit $50            Balance $150 


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Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2020
Basketry: Weaving Balance & Beauty           
Linda Szocik SSJ-TOSF  (Zoom)
Anita Branganza, IBVM 

​  
 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         Monday 7:00 pm - Wednesday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $350               Deposit $50           Balance $300


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December 4 - 6, 2020
Dream Drives Action   
Jim Conlon, PhD


​As we ignite our imagination, our challenge is to 
recapture our capacity to dream, to rekindle an 
experience of hope, to believe that tomorrow can 
be different from today. When we dream, we 
summon the psychic energy and moral courage 
necessary to move forward into the future. 

Dreams are the result of a fully intuitive process that attunes our imagination to the mind of the universe (i.e., the divine). Dreams are serum for the soul. When we dream, we imagine how the world could be and become energized to bring that about. Our dreams are like shining stars that bring forth courage and the commitment to begin again.

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

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In process:

Painting as Prayer
Miriam MacGillis
Native Drum-making
Herbs