53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:OVERCOMING OUR RESISTANCE TO JOY
Date:June 9th-11th, 2017.
Category/Categories:Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

Overcoming Our Resistance to Joy ***Moved from May 12-14, 2017***

June 9-11, Friday supper to Sunday lunch 

Joy is a mysterious encounter with Otherness. As the soul quiets itself, deep joy and consolation become possible, although humans tend to resist their deepest desires, including joy. Though we long to experience its fullness, we must learn to receive joy and face the powerlessness and manipulation of the ego. This guided retreat will focus on the qualities of a life saturated in God, and filled with the joyous mysteries of life. 

Begins Friday with supper at 6:00pm and concludes with lunch at noon on Sunday.  Fee: Resident with private room, $285; Semi-private room, $260; Commuter with meals, $200; Commuter without meals, $165.  Deposit $100.  Balance due 14 days prior to start of program. 

Leader:  Don Bisson, FMS

Brother Don Bisson, FMS 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 60 live audio recordings available, Brother Bisson is internationally recognized for his lectures, workshops, and retreats on the interrelationship of Christian spirituality and Jungian psychology.

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It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
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