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Event:**ON-SITE** Facing Mortality and the Mystery of Immortality
Date:March 18th-20th, 2022.


Facing Mortality and the Mystery of Immortality

Friday, March 18- Sunday, March 20, 2022. Retreat begins with supper on Friday evening at 6pm and ends with brunch at 10:30am on Sunday. 

Cost: $330, includes private room and meals.  Commuter rates available in the dropdown below. 

This will be the first presentation of its kind that Br. Don delivers in North America. He will be presenting in South Carolina in April, on the west coast this summer, and in Ontario, Canada in 2023.  We are grateful to share this exciting new work from Br. Don with our Genesis audience.

Mortality, as a cutting-edge topic, seems more relevant today than ever as we continue to navigate a global pandemic. Who better to address the topic than Br. Don Bisson.  Through the integration of Jungian insights into the afterlife and case material drawn from real people wrestling with death and dying – the retreat aims to meet the emotional needs of all of us during this critical hour in our history.

The pandemic has deepened our acknowledgment of our fragile mortality, to not reflect on this leads us to materialistic denial. From a Jungian/Christian perspective, we will pursue the wisdom, compassion and understanding which arise from acknowledging our mortality and the mystery of the afterlife.

A weekend of learning and reflection, healing, spiritual rest and renewal, we look foward to seeing you on-site at Genesis for this important retreat. 


Facilitated by Br. Don Bisson, FMS.


Br. Don Bisson, FMS is, first and foremost, a spiritual director and is widely respected as a specialist in the training, formation and supervision of spiritual directors.

A Marist brother based in Esopus, New York, he has graduate degrees in liturgy, spirituality, and transpersonal psychology, and earned his Doctor of Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion specializing in Spiritual Direction and Jungian Psychology.  With more than 90 live audio recordings available, Brother Bisson is internationally recognized for his lectures, workshops, and retreats on the interrelationship of Christian spirituality and Jungian psychology.

His soulful humanity makes Don attractive to the hundreds of people who find their way to virtually everything he offers.  He is a man committed to “walking the talk.”  From this commitment comes a grounded wisdom and an authentic humility.  His gems of wisdom have been formed in the heat and pressure of the deep underground passage of his own healing journey in God.  Compassion for what it means to be human is the result, alongside clarity about the compelling call of the Spirit to “wake up” and participate consciously in God’s purposes in our world.  This waking up is not an achievement but a process that invites him–and us–into a transformation that is ongoing.

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Do What I Can
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson