Retreats

Online Retreat with Pat Farrell, OP

Pat Farrell, OP
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Laudato Sí and Beyond
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April 17, 2021
Event Time
9:15 am — 12:45 pm

In 2015 Pope Francis published the encyclical Laudato Si, issuing a call to Catholics to reflect on how consumerism and irresponsible development impacts environmental degradation and climate change. It is also a call, not only to Catholics, but to all people of Earth to take “swift and unified global action.” The release of the encyclical purposely coincided with the gathering of the nations for the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.

Six years later, how are we doing? In California we have been increasingly distressed during our “fire seasons,” as are our neighbors in Colorado, Oregon, and as far as Australia. Given our prayer with Pope Francis during this retreat day, we will be each have the opportunity to reflect on our own responsibility and response to this ecological crisis.

This morning of presentation, reflection, and dialogue is co-sponsored by Santa Sabina Center and the Friends of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. 

Sr. Pat, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, is the hosting manager here at Santa Sabina Center. Sr. Pat, a trained meditation teacher and retreat leader, has served in congregational leadership, and most recently was executive director of the Dominican Sisters Conference. She is a member of the Sophia Zen Sangha and enjoys sharing how Zen and Christianity complement each other.

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Fee: $20

Online Retreat with Pat Farrell, OP and Margaret Galiardi, OP

Margaret Galiardi, OP
Event Subtitle
Body of Buddha, Body of Christ: A Christian Zen Retreat Exploring Deep Ecology
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May 13 –16, 2021
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Thursday evening to Sunday noon

During this retreat, we will use Christian and Buddhist meditation and teachings on ecology to explore how an Earth-based spirituality readies us to experience "the Divine and human meeting in the slightest detail in the seamless garment of God’s creation, in the last speck of the dust of our planet.” (cf. Laudato Sí #9). An outdoor experience/practice will be part of the retreat.

Join retreat leaders Margaret Galiardi, OP, and Pat Farrell, OP, for retreat sessions, May 13 – 16, 2021, that is Thursday and Friday evenings, and weekend days, closing by noon on Sunday. The sessions will involve ZOOM connectivity.

Sr. Margaret, a Dominican Sister from Amityville, New York, is part of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue. With experience in congregational leadership and a deep background in ecological theology and spirituality, she practices with Insifada Zen, a Long Island interfaith meditation community, and is an experienced retreat leader. 

Sr. Pat, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, is the hosting manager here at Santa Sabina Center. Pat, a trained meditation teacher, and retreat leader, has served in congregational leadership and most recently was executive director of the Dominican Sisters Conference. She is a member of the Sophia Zen Sangha and enjoys sharing how Zen and Christianity complement each other.

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Fee: $200