February  9 - 11, 2018
A Way to God: A Contemplative Journey through the Cosmos and the Soul
Trina McCormick, OP, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN, Rev. Jim Conlon, PhD


​Bathed in the beauty of Creation, nourished by moments
of silence and solitude and attentive to the promptings of
the Spirit, we will embrace the awe and wonder of the
Divine presence that calls us forth into an ever deepening
dimension of existence.


3 days / 2 nights Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00 pm 
Cost: $275    Deposit: $50        Balance: $225







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February 13 - 15, 2018

  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 Tuesday 10:00 - Thursday 1:00 pm
  Cost: $300 Deposit $50 Balance $250


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February 17, 2018
Crossing Over Into Deep Time​ 
(Interactive Webinar)
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 Saturday 10 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $50 includes lunch

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February 19 - 22, 2018
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 - Thursday 4 pm
  Cost: $425             Deposit: $50                 Bal: $375


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February23 - 25, 2018
12-Step Retreat for Women
Betsy Bowman

Exploration of Native Spirituality is one of the many 
ways to connect with our Higher Power. Experiences 
will include Sage Blessings, Prayer Lodge, 
Drumming and Sacred Pipe.


3 days / 2 nights Friday 7pm - Sunday 1pm
Cost: $195 Deposit: $50 Balance: $145




March 1 -  5, 2018
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.


 4 days/3 nights Wednesday 7:00 pm - Saturday 1:00 pm
  Cost: $425      Deposit $50               Balance $375

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March  7 - 8, 2018
Awakening the Soul 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: $200              Deposit $50              Balance $150




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March 9 - 11, 2018
Wondering Between Two Worlds: A Poetic Journey
     into Other Modes of Understanding
Jim Conlon, PhD


We will participate in a process to nurture the heart, 
energize the mind and empower the spirit to give 
voice to what lies deep within.

3 days/2 nights Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00 pm
 Cost: $275      Deposit $50           Balance: $225


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March 14 - 21, 2018
Icon Painting as Prayer
 Christopher Marie Wagner, OSF


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

  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        Wednesday 9:30 am - Wednesday  4:00
Cost:  $750           Deposit  $50        Balance $700


March 28, 2018
We Remember & Give Thanks 
Jim Conlon, PhD

We remember and give thanks to Jesus of the Cosmos and the Earth 
as we look back at yesterday and anticipate a promising tomorrow.

1 day    10:00 - 4:00

Cost:     $50  Includes lunch


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March 29 - April 1, 2018
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 at Mepkin Abbey with our Trappist Brothers
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 6 - 8, 2018
The Emergence of Integral Ecology:
     A Celebration with a New Vision
     for a New World
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.

  The day will end with Liturgy

  3 days/2 nights Friday 7;00 pm - Sunday 1:00
  Cost: $275 Deposit $50 Balance $225

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April 10 - 13, 16 - 20. 2018
Indigenous Wisdom & Pottery
Trina McCormick OP, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

​ Share the ancient wisdom, learn ways of 
  relating to the natural world with greater 
  reverence. Create unique earthen vessels 
  using a hand-building technique and primitive 
  saw-dust firing process.
  No art experience necessary.


9 days / 8 nights Tuesday 11:00 am - Friday 2:00 pm
Cost: $775        Deposit: $100           Balance: $675



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April 13 - 15, 2018
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


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Quilting -- TBA

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April 27 - 29, 2018
Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry
Jim Conlon, PhD

Through a celebration of Earth, Art & Spirit, we anticipate
a mutually enhancing world more beautiful than all the pasts.

3 days/2 nights                    Friday 7:00 pm       -        Sunday  1:00pm
Cost:  $275                         Deposit: $50                    Balance $225


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“Poems are not words 
after all, but fires for the cold, 
ropes let down to lost,
something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry –
Yes, indeed --- 
Poetry is a life-cherishing force.”
                                          ~ Mary Oliver
"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 7 - May 2, 2018

Fall Sabbatical
September 12 - December 5, 2018