Mary & Joseph Retreat Center Events: November 2017

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Journeying in Grief through the Holidays     

Laura Gormley, SSL                              

Saturday, November 4, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Journeying through our grief for the loss of a loved one is a difficult task as we move through the many aspects of all the losses involved in our grief. During this time of year, the thought of facing the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season can be an extra burden, filling us with dread. We will consider possible ways of preparing for and participating in these occasions while honoring the memory of our absent loved one. We will also reflect on our ongoing everyday experience of grief, its various dimensions and ways that may help us along the path. Lunch included.

Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by October 27


A Day Retreat for AA Women: Finding Your Spark: Lighting the Pathway to Joy   

Susie McNary, PhD

Saturday, November 4, 9:00am to 3:00pm

The path to happiness can be so easily obscured by the slings and arrows of life. Come and join Susie and some of her “most special friends” and partake in a smorgasboard of creativity, spotlights and compass points to guide us as we explore the pathways to joy. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by October 27)

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Common Spirituality: Henri Nouwen and the Three Movements of the Heart

Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB

7:00pm Friday, November 10 to 1:30pm Sunday, November 12

What constitutes our common spirituality? For Nouwen, it entails a threefold movement from communion to community to commission, that is, our common union, our common unity, and our common mission ~ an integrated movement he calls “the way of the heart.” This retreat focuses on the essence and practical outworking of our spiritual life with God.

Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by October 20); single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by October 20)

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¿Cómo Enfrentar las Pérdidas de Nuestra Vida?                                 

Jenny Ocegueda, MA

Sábado 11 de Noviembre, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Pasamos por la vida teniendo diferentes experiencias de pérdida y dolor y a veces no sabemos cómo enfrentar esas situaciones. En este retiro hablaremos de las etapas o dimensiones de una pérdida y qué podemos hacer para darnos el tiempo de cuidado personal. Tendremos tiempo de meditación, reflexión y compartimiento. Almuerzo incluido.
Costo: $50 ($45 si paga antes del 3 de Noviembre)


Awake & Aware III ~ Human Trafficking      

Kathleen Bryant, RSC

Saturday, November 11, 9:00am to 4:00pm

*Part 3 of a 3 Part Series exploring issues critical to our community.

This day will offer time for prayerful reflection & education on an invisible issue eating away at our humanity. Pope Francis said, “One of the most troubling of open wounds in the world is the trade in human beings, a modern form of slavery”. He has called on each of us to help eradicate human trafficking by 2020. How do you recognize this wound in your neighborhood? We will recognize how we each contribute to this global reality. We can be healers, simple activists and grow in our spiritual and social consciousness. It takes courage to see and not turn away from the suffering Christ in our world today. We will also look at the resilience emerging in survivors and what we can learn from them about the Paschal Mystery. Lunch included.

Cost: $45 ($40 if paid in full by November 3)


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