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Oblate retreat (open to the public)
February 16 - February 18
Neighbor, Citizen, Benedictine led by oblate Jan Conrady
In the current political milieu, how can we be faithful to our spiritual wisdom and the Benedictine path? In an age where information is becoming suspect, how do we advocate for the values we believe in? During the retreat, we will build a framework to answer these questions, but the emphasis is on “WE.” The most important parts of this weekend are your questions, your stories and your hard-won wisdom in these times. Bring a mind willing to be open to finding common threads in very disparate paths. Please come prepared with some questions written before the retreat.
We will begin with the framework of Parker Palmer’s book Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit to launch our discussion. It is helpful but not at all necessary to have read the book. What orbits we find, we will find together in reflection and storytelling. We may run out of time before we run out of material. But we will pray God sends us what we need to move forward in hope.
Retreat: $135, full retreat | $70, Friday only | $100, Saturday only | $70, Sunday only
Lodging: $128/single Friday and Saturday nights | $64/single, Friday night only | $64/single Saturday night only
$160 ($80/person)/shared room Friday and Saturday nights | $80 ($40/person)/shared room Friday night only | $80 ($40/person)/shared room Saturday night only