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


February 13 - 15, 2018
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 Tuesday 10:00 - Thursday 1:00 pm
  Cost: $300         Deposit $50           Balance $250


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


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 and Men
Betsy Bowman, EdD

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 2 - 5, 2018
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/3 nights Friday 7:00 pm - Monday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $400         Deposit $50              Balance $350


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


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


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


March 29 - April 1, 2018
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 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


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


April 10 - 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. 
Experience Prayer Lodge and Spirit Quest. 
Create unique earthen vessels using a hand-building 
No art experience necessary.

11 days / 10 nights  Tuesday 11:00 am - Friday 2:00 pm
Cost: $995        Deposit: $100              Balance: $895


April 13 - 15, 2018
Spirit Quest
Kathy McGrogan

​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 21 - 22, 2018​
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
Saturday 9:30 am - Sunday 4:00 pm
Cost:  $170         Total cost with Materials fee:  $280
Deposit $50        Balance:  $230


April 24 -26, 2018
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            Tuesday 10 am  -   Thursday 4 pm
Cost:     $325                Deposit $50            Balance $275


April 27 - 29, 2018
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

“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