Finding God as Companion in Navigating Life's Final Journey
Sunday, October 29–Tuesday, October 31
This retreat will be a safe harbor to begin or continue to think about the final journey of our own lives and/or those of others whom we love and care for. It will cover conversations, choices and resources which are helpful during this part of our life's journey, and will also prompt us to consider how we might be able to hear the gentle nudges of the Holy Spirit through this time of life. Our retreat will be led by Pat O'Connor, who holds a Master’s degree in Nursing and is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist. Her career spans four decades. The suggested offering is $300 and includes lodging on our gorgeous lakefront property and meals. The retreat begins Sunday evening, and will conclude after a closing Mass and lunch on Tuesday. For more details, contact Joe Gallagher at 802.928.3362.
5-Day Directed Retreat: June 11-16, 2023
The Society of St. Edmund will be conducting a 5-Day Directed Retreat in the Ignatian tradition from Sunday, June 11 to Friday, June 16, 2023 at St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte. Using principles from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, retreatants are invited to contemplate scripture passages in a silent environment, celebrate daily Eucharist and meet with a Spiritual Director each day. Spiritual Directors are specifically trained for this type of retreat and will serve as companions and co-discerners of the Spirit during the retreat. Applicants should be comfortable maintaining an atmosphere of silence and be able to share their prayer experience with a Spiritual Director in a daily meeting of about forty-five minutes. The retreat begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 11 and concludes with lunch on Friday, June 16. The cost is $550 per person which includes a private room and all meals. A $250 non-refundable deposit is due with application which can be obtained by calling Joe Gallagher at (802) 928-3362 or via email at email@example.com. Space is limited due to private bedroom accommodations and married couples attending the retreat will be assigned to separate cabins.