"Any harm done to the environment 
is harm done to humanity ... 
Nurturing and cherishing creation 
transforms the world so that it may be a
 habitable place for everyone." 
  ~ Pope Francis

Spring Sabbatical
February 6 - May 1, 2019

Fall Sabbatical
September 11 - December 4, 2019

February 8 - 10, 2019
A Way to God: A Contemplative Journey through the Cosmos and the Soul
Trina McCormick, OP, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN, Rev. Jim Conlon, PhD

Bathed in the beauty of Creation, nourished by moments
of silence and solitude and attentive to the promptings of
the Spirit, we will embrace the awe and wonder of the
Divine presence that calls us forth into an ever deepening
dimension of existence.

3 days / 2 nights       Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00 pm 
Cost: $290                Deposit: $50 Balance: $240


  February 11 - 15, 2019
  Paint Your Prayer
  Sr. Frances Grady, SCL 

  Using the techniques of watercolor painting, this retreat 
  will provide opportunities to pray and rejoice in the Divine 
  Gift of our creative and artistic energy. Giving expression  
  to creativity facilitates union with our Creator.

  4 days/ 4 nights        Monday 7:00 pm  - Friday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $450                Deposit: $50          Bal: $400



February 26 - March 8, 2019
Indigenous Wisdom & Pottery
Trina McCormick OP, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

Share the ancient wisdom, learn ways of relating 
to the natural world with greater reverence. 
Experience Prayer Lodge and Spirit Quest. 
Create unique earthen vessels using a hand-building 
No art experience necessary.

11 days / 10 nights    Tuesday 10:00 am - Friday 2:00 pm
Cost: $1195         Deposit: $100            Balance: $1095

March 1 - 3, 2019
Spirit Quest
Richard Guess

​Spirit Quest is a deeply prayerful; an insightful 
experience. Being open and receptive to the Spirit 
and listening in the profound quiet of the natural 
world is the focus of this seven-hour Quest.
Prayer is an integral part of this experience.  

​3 days/ 2 nights          Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00 pm
​Cost: $200                  Deposit $50             Balance $150


March 7 - 8, 2019
 Awakening the Soul Within
  Cerantha Corley

  Learn how to play a Native American-style 
  flute that expresses your inner song.

​  2 day /1 night    Thursday 10:00 am - Friday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $250         Deposit $50                 Balance $200


March 13 - 14, 2019
A New Evolutionary Threshold (via Zoom)
Diarmuid O'Murchu

Ilia Delio has rehabilitated the evolutionary vision of 
Teilhard de Chardin for our rapidly changing world in 
the 21st century. In this workshop, we will explore the
implications for faith and theology and particularly the 
newly expanded horizons we are asked to embrace at 
this time.

2 days/1 night   Wednesday 9:00 am - Thursday 4:00 pm
Cost: $125        Deposit $50                    Balance: $75


March 16 - 17, 2019
Our Christian Faith: A Challenge for our Times
Sr. Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN

During our time together we will reflect on the transformation 
that happens to us, the change that invites itself into our thinking 
and into the articulation of our faith, as the events of life offer 
us the opportunity to awaken and to see anew our connection 
to the Holy.

We will attempt to see Faith as an organic, evolutionary event 
that moves us toward a holistic experience of the Divine, and 
helps us transcend ancient boundaries, definitions, and 
regulations that have so often 
divided us.

2 days/1 night       Saturday 10:00 - Sunday 1:00 
Cost: $225            Deposit $50         Balance $175


Sr. Joanne Schuster
Native Healing Practice
Sunday, March 17, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 pm


March 20 - 22, 2019
Basketry: Weaving Balance & Beauty
Linda Szocik SSJ-TOSF  

 Come and enjoy the contemplative art of basketry.
​ Woven into the schedule will be time for personal
​ reflection and communal prayer. 
(No experience necessary; materials furnished)

 3 days/3 nights  Wednesday 7:00 pm - Friday 4:00 pm
  Cost: $350        Deposit $50                   Balance $300

March 31 - April 7, 2019
Icon Writing 
 Christopher Marie Wagner, OSF

 Icon writing is a spiritual exercise using paint and brush 
to enter into the world of the eternal. ​Being in the deep 
prayer time of Lent through writing of an Icon, 

  Learn basic techniques of iconography and the 
symbolism and spirituality of the icon. Each person 
will complete an icon using acrylics and gold leaf
 and painting on a board which has been prepared
 with a white gesso. 
Materials fee: $40 

No experience necessary. Class size limited to 10. 

8 days/7 nights   Sunday 10:30 am - Sunday  4:00 pm
Cost: $750          Deposit $50                Balance $700


April 18 - 21, 2019
The Paschal Mystery for our Time: An Easter Retreat
 Jim Conlon, PhD, Marya Grathwohl, OSF
At this defining moment in human earth history, 
we listen to the cry of the poor and the cry of Earth
to make possible a more mutually enhancing world
for the entire Earth community.

The Retreat includes:
 Holy Thursday - Seder meal/Eucharist;
Good Friday - Way of the Cross, Prayer Lodge
 Holy Saturday - reflective time, Easter Vigil at Mepkin Abbey with our Trappist Brothers
Easter morning - Eucharist followed by Easter Brunch.

4 days / 3 nights     Thursday 10 am - Sunday 1 pm
Cost: $450              Deposit: $50     Balance: $400 


April 26 - 28, 2019
Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry
Jim Conlon, PhD, Trina McCormick, OP, Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

Global Prophets of Cosmos and Earth, 
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and 
Thomas Berry in conversation

A journey into the vast, amazing unfolding cosmos and 
the wonderous beauty of Earth; we venture forth to take
a bold step in our as yet unfinished journey.

3 days/2 nights Friday 7:00 pm - Sunday 1:00pm
Cost: $290         Deposit: $50            Balance $240

Fr. Jim Conlon's Programs TBD:

 Universe Story
Integral Ecology
Edge of Wonder
A Day with Merton

Other presenters TBD:

Miriam MacGillis, OP
Maria Ray McNamara, RSM
Pepper Sarnoff

Other programs TBD:
Native Drum-making
Healing Herbs
Healing Oils/Healing Touch
12-Step Weekend