Retreats

Retreat with Ilia Delio, OSF

Ilia Delio
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A Hunger for Wholeness: Soul, Space and Transcendence
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October 12 – 14, 2018

Our fragile world is becoming increasingly fractured, even though nature itself persists in its wholeness of being. How did the human community get undone? What can we learn from nature and the story of the cosmos that can set us on a new course of future life? Here we will explore the inner—outer dimensions of the cosmic story and the inner—outer dimensions of human life. During this contemplative weekend, our focus will be on the rise of integral consciousness and unified space.

Ilia Delio is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and an American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology. Currently a professor of theology at Villanova University, Ilia has authored eighteen books including The Emergent Christ, and The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love.  She has received several Catholic Press Awards for her writings for social concerns, spirituality, science and faith.

Residential spaces are filled, with a waiting list. Commuter spaces still available.

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Fee
Fee: $425. Register by September 1, for discounted fee: $375.
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $150.

Retreat with Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams
Event Subtitle
Trusting the Moment: Writing as a Spiritual Practice
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November 9 – 11, 2018

We are living in difficult times where the violence of hurricanes, floods, and fires are the norm. How are we to find refuge in change, solace in uncertainty? Join Terry Tempest Williams in the contemplative practice of writing. Participants will be invited to keep a journal through the weekend as we focus on the near and far of the interior and exterior landscapes. Work will be shared in the sanctity of community as each person explores their sense of place in a changing world.

Terry Tempest Williams, currently writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School, has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. While Terry, like her writing, cannot be categorized, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. From her environmental literature classic Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place to her most recent book The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks which coincided with and honored the centennial of the National Park Service (2016), Terry brings the beauty of language to critical issues, exposing truths that need to be seen and understood.

Residential spaces are filled, with a waiting list. Commuter spaces still available.

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Fee
Fee: $425. Register by October 2, for discounted fee: $375.
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $150.

Retreat with Ivan Nicoletto, OSB Cam

Ivan Nicoletto
Event Subtitle
Always Coming, Ever-Beginning, and Futuring God
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December 1, 2018
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10 am to 4:30 pm

This one-day retreat with Ivan opens the Advent season and focuses participants’ attention on fostering a welcoming heart for this surprising God. This is an opportunity to refresh our perspective on the season of promise and new life.  Advent day retreat will open at 10:00 a.m., include lunch and close at 4:30 p.m.  Eucharist will follow and all are welcome.

Ivan Nicoletto is a Benedictine Camaldolese monk from the Hermitage of Camaldoli, Italy, currently lives at Incarnation Monastery, in Berkeley. He holds an MA in both philosophy and theology.  His first book, Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe: Meditations on the Scripture in the Light of the New Cosmology, was published by Liturgical Press in 2015.

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Fee: $75, includes lunch.
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $25