Sharing our Heroine's Stories: A Retreat for Women 2022
Friday, August 26, 2022 12:00 PM to Sunday, August 28, 2022 7:00 PM
Over the past two years, cohorts of women have been meeting online and spiritually traveling together, with Rev. Lee Ireland facilitating. They have been sharing their journeys and portions of their stories with Maureen Murdock's amazing book, The Heroine’s Journey, framing year 1, and J. Philip Newell's teaching in Celtic Spirituality framing year 2. These resources have helped the women to individually recognize their wounds and find healing and prayer to be transformed through the light, love and grace of God.
It’s one thing to read about all of this. It’s another to be in shared experiences where we can unexpectedly get an insight that can lead to our own personal healings; or to be in those moments when we find ourselves shedding tears and naming the pain that has kept us stuck in a past experience - that was physically hurtful or in words someone said.
Whether you've been involved with the monthly Gatherings of Women or not, you are invited to join us on retreat from Friday, August 26 through Saturday, August 27th, with an extended overnight option through Sunday, August 28th.
Come and walk with your sisters in faith and give thanks for those who know the journey isn’t always easy, and that it can become easier knowing that we’re not the only one feeling a certain way or thinking certain thoughts. You are invited to simply sit quietly and observe, or you can choose to share. No one is obligated to talk. We will include time for journaling, for walking around the grounds, for walking the labyrinth, perhaps some art time, and/or stepping away or for conversing with someone as feels right.
With check-in at 3 pm, we will meet from 4 pm on Friday through dinner on Saturday, with the appropriate breaks for meals and sleep. You’re invited to extend your retreat and stay through Sunday morning with breakfast included.
- Full-time = $159 for all sessions, facilities use, Friday dinner, overnight, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Commuter = $109 for all sessions, facilities use, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner.
- Extended personal retreat = Add $60 for Saturday overnight, Sunday breakfast, and facilities use.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Wednesday, August 24th at 6pm
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