"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


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


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


​  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


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


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


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. 
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


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


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 
No art experience necessary.

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


March 27 - 29, 2020
Spirit Quest

​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


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


April 9 - 12, 2020
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 15 - 17, 2020
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


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


Programs to be scheduled:

Introduction to Herbs
Healing Oils
Flower Essence

Native Drum Making

Modes of Understanding - Jim Conlon

*Programs are subject to change*