Spiritual Retreat Programmes
Celtic Spirit Pilgrimage
Let the Celtic Landscape of Ireland speak to you... in a special Celtic Pilgrimage offered August 12-22, 2013. Spend 10 days in the ancient Celtic Landscape of Ireland. Breathe in its depths, touch its sacredness, smell its beauty, stand in its richness and solitude and know within yourself the call to fullness of life, sing, dance, pray and be silent. Imagine and reflect in quiet places, ancient cities and sacred sites, that will give you space to know the longings of your own heart and time to let the search for meaning shape the way you live.
Monica Brown and Hilary Musgrave will facilitate this pilgrimage that will take you to Glendalough, Newgrange, The Boyne Valley, The Hill of Tara, Jerpoint Abbey, Kildare Town, Kilkenny City and County Carlow, visiting ancient ruins and old burial sites, high crosses, holy wells, medieval cities and sacred places.
“Celtic spirituality remains like some hidden spring, a source of life and renewal for us if we choose to turn to it and learn from it…rooted in the simple belief that in all the unspectacular immediacy of daily living—both in the natural world and in daily work—God is close at hand.”
For further information and to register go to the Celtic Spirit Pilgrimage website: www.celticspiritpilgrimage.com
The Mystical Perspective of Earth and Cosmic Consciousness and Other Berakah Programs
Berakah Center, located in Pittsfield, North Hamshire, is offering a two-week program on the the theme of: The Mystical Perspective of Earth and Cosmic Consciousness. It will be given March 9-23, 2013.
In this two-week enrichment experience, participants will immerse themselves in a mystical spirituality that embraces earth and cosmic consciousness. What makes this program unique is that the mystical perspective will be interwoven into the universe, earth, and human story. This program will appeal to those who are familiar with the Universe Story and eco-spirituality and are looking for the next step to integrate their understanding with a unitive spirituality that brings hope and meaning to all of life. It will include meditation, teachings, rituals, outdoor experiences, multi-media, sharing, and ample time for reflection.
The presenters are: Norman Comtois, OMI, MA, Dorothy Landry, CAGS, LMHC, and Denise Turcotte, CSC, MST. For further details and to register, open this PDF document:
The Mystical Perspective Program.
Passionnate Promises: A Vowed Planetary Presence
May 28- June 3, 2013: This retreat on ecology and consecrated vows is offered, by the Federation of the Sisters of Saint-Joseph of Canada Ecology Committee, to all vowed religious women and men, includingthose in formation, and vocation and formation directors. It will take place in Invermara on Lake Simcoe.
The deadline to register is extended to March 15, 2013
In the sacredness of silence and communal dialogue, this retreat will include an opportunity to:
Explore the meaning of a vowed planetary presence;
Rediscover the source of our commitment within the heart of the Universe;
Reclaim the life-giving essence of the vows for hope-filled presence in our contemporary world;
Recommit to our vowed “first love” today, for tomorrow.
For detailed information, download this PDF Brochure: Passionate Promises
See also the Passionate Promises bios
Ecology Retreat: Rest in Cosmic Love
July 7-13, 2013: A silent retreat guided with embodied prayer and daily reflection by Sister Maureen Wild, SC, M.Ed.
This contemplative retreat offers a wholesome and creative body-heart-soul experience, weaving together these elements:
- Outdoor prayer and movement meditation with a gentle, progressive introduction to Chakra T’ai Chi Chih.
- A daily conference that weaves the wisdom of our embodied spiritual nature with related insights about the dynamics and powers of the universe, the mysticism of earth, and the creation-centered spirituality of mystics within the Christian tradition (Hildegard of Bingen, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and others), and theologians and visionaries of our time (Thomas Berry, Elizabeth Johnson, Brian Swimme and others).
- Readings, questions and scriptural passages for reflection.
- Music, song and poetry to complement each conference.
- Abundant silent time.
- Optional art expression, sacred circle dance and walks outdoors as ways within which to integrate the theme of each day.
- An optional daily listening circle to receive from each other.
The retreat will take place at Jericho House in Wainfleet, Ontario. For further information and registration form, open this PDF document: Ecology Retreat. To find out more about Jericho House, open this PDF document: Jericho House