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Program Calendar

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Dec 2018

November
30

THE ADVENT PILGRIMAGE: OUTER AND INNER LANDSCAPING

This yearly weekend gathers Advent pilgrims who desire to contemplate the season. We do this through three moments of communal reflection, ample quiet time, ritual celebration and Eucharist. Our guide is available for spiritual conversations throughout the weekend.

Christian / Catholic

December
5

LISTENING AND WAITING DURING ADVENT

Slow down and make space in your busy life! In the stillness of your heart, listen to God’s Word. During these three Advent evenings, Sr. Elizabeth will guide the group through reflective reading of scripture, traditionally known as Lectio Divina. In the quiet, you will find peace and space for God’s great gift of love.

Christian / Catholic

December
7

AGING AS A NATURAL MONASTERY: A TIME FOR "CONTEMPLAGEING"

Aging is a time for “ContemplAgeing,” that is an entering into the sacred space of the unique circumstances of your own aging in a contemplative way. During this retreat, through reflection and prayer we will view aging from these perspectives, envisioning it as a time to (1) enhance spiritual growth, (2) deepen spiritual life and practice, and (3) expand the fullness of life.

Christian / Catholic
Spirituality of Aging

December
7

LET THE MYSTICS TEACH US TO PRAY

For all who yearn for God, come and spend this time with mystics from the past and some from more recent times; some Christian and some from other traditions.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

December
12

LISTENING AND WAITING DURING ADVENT

Slow down and make space in your busy life! In the stillness of your heart, listen to God’s Word. During these three Advent evenings, Sr. Elizabeth will guide the group through reflective reading of scripture, traditionally known as Lectio Divina. In the quiet, you will find peace and space for God’s great gift of love.

Christian / Catholic

December
15

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

People have celebrated the turning of the seasons through a variety of rituals for centuries. We will honor the changing of the seasons at Genesis through a morning retreat on the themes of the season concluding with a ritual that will honor the coming of Winter.

Spiritual Enrichment
Spirituality of the Environment

December
19

LISTENING AND WAITING DURING ADVENT

Slow down and make space in your busy life! In the stillness of your heart, listen to God’s Word. During these three Advent evenings, Sr. Elizabeth will guide the group through reflective reading of scripture, traditionally known as Lectio Divina. In the quiet, you will find peace and space for God’s great gift of love.

Christian / Catholic

December
30

A PRAYERFUL PAUSE AT YEAR’S END

As we welcome the New Year, may our desire for inner and societal peace be ignited through presentations, prayer, silence, poetry, and seasonal music. Once again, or for the first time, join us during this holy and traditional time at Genesis.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

"The greatest challenge of the day is to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each of us."
- Dorothy Day