53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:July 12th-16th, 2019.
Category/Categories:Spiritual Enrichment

Friday through Tuesday

Some are called to minister at the edges of church. Some are called to minister at the edges of society. Some are called to minister at the edges of the world.  The people who live at these edges include those impacted by poverty, immigration status, mental health or addiction issues, sexuality or gender identity, imprisonment, and other factors. This retreat can assist all those called to such margins to grow as persons, to seek proper supervision, and to not lose hope while serving others.

This retreat will support Spiritual Directors currently working on the margins as well as those who are discerning a call to such service. It will also support those who are not trained Spiritual Directors but who are currently serving, or feeling called to serve, a marginalized population.  Sessions will include audio CD presentations from Brother Don Bisson, time for reflection, group sharing and prayer, facilitated discussion and ritual, and a panel presentation by directors who serve people who are marginalized. Time for rest, personal integration, prayer, and soul-nurturing will be structured into each day.

Begins with supper on day of arrival at 6pm and concludes on final day with lunch at noon. Resident with private room $475.

Oscar Brockmeyer, MDiv and Liz Walz with audio presentations by Br. Don Bisson, FMS

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