Stumbling into the Word of God: Seatbelts Are Optional!
Brian Pierce, OP, and Ann Willits, OP, bring their love of Scripture, capacity for story-telling and good humor to this opportunity to encounter the Word of God. They see this contemplative, scripturally-based weekend as “a chance to let ourselves stumble haphazardly into the life-giving and exhilarating Word of God.” Their presentations are interwoven with periods of restful silence allowing time for prayer, reading and restorative leisure. It is a rare treat to have them with us on the west coast for such an offering. We encourage you to sign up early.
Dominican friar Brian J. Pierce, OP, a member of the Southern Province, grew up in Texas. He spent most of twenty-one years of his Dominican life in Latin America. Upon his recent return from 6 years in a Rome-based ministry accompanying the contemplative Dominican nuns worldwide, Brian is again engaged in itinerant preaching in the U.S. and in Latin America. He has authored several books, including We Walk the Path Together: Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh and Meister Eckhart (Orbis Books, 2005); and Jesus the Prodigal Son (Orbis Books, 2016).
Ann Willits, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Formerly a high school teacher and administrator, Ann served on the general council of her congregation and was co-director of PARABLE. As an itinerant, mendicant preacher Ann has recorded three retreats for Now You Know Media entitled: Writing Home, Dominican Spirituality, and Finding Mystery in the Ordinary. In addition to preaching throughout the United States, Ann has done work in Canada, South and Central America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
Fee for the program with 3 nights lodging and meals: $450
Register by January 3, 2019, for a discounted fee:$400
Commuter fee: $375
Registration deposit: $150