Pearl Creations: Discovering our unfolding story

Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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Have you ever explored how pearls are created? A grain of sand gets stuck inside an oyster's body, and to ease the discomfort, the oyster coats the speck in calcium carbonate to form a pearl.

In a time when women are experiencing a roller coaster of emotions with competing responsibilities, expectations, and discrimination, many female spiritual leaders are inviting us to see how priceless it is to give ourselves permission to take the journey within and connect with our own soul.
With "stuff" that can get stuck, our spiritual journeys lead us through different phases of discernment for these discoveries and to ease the discomfort. As we go deep, we learn how to see the events of our lives as those helping to create the pearl within. 
We invite you to discover your pearl and celebrate the "rites of passage" that bring forth the beautiful creation that is you.
We  invite you to extend your time at the Ridge with an overnight retreat, and join Eliza Goodell’s  Day Apart Retreat on Wednesday,  March 25 as she leads the retreat,  “Faith and Art: Let’s Make Ukranian Easter Eggs!”  Come for both Wednesday and Thursday Day Apart retreats, enjoy Wednesday dinner, your overnight stay in a private room and breakfast on Thursday.  Cost: $215 per person.


About the leader(s)

Lee Ireland

 Rev. Lee A. Ireland is a long-time Interim Pastor. having served in many churches in CT and now in Rowley, MA.  She received her M.Div from Andover Newton Theological Seminary and trained as a Spiritual Director at Mercy Center, Madison, CT.   She has worked in a women's prison and has served per diem as a hospital chaplain. Since 1990, she has had the joy of leading retreats. She is well aware of how life throws us curve balls and we can become distracted from our soul's journey and focus on those things that lead us down dead-ends.  We begin to regain wonder and gratitude as we chose to take retreats and learn how to listen within so we can stay on our faith journeys and receive guidance from God and hear our heart and souls singing in unexpected moments.  We then make new life choices that bring us greater peace within.