53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:July 17th-21st, 2020.

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.

Oscar Brockmeyer, MDiv, MSW and Liz Walz, ASP

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia