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Program Calendar

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Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment
Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness
Spirituality of Aging
Spirituality of the Environment
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Nov 2018

October
29

AUTUMN PILGRIMAGE IN NEW ENGLAND

People make pilgrimages for a variety of reasons. Join us on a pilgrimage to enjoy the beauty of autumn; let your soul soar as it rejoices in the in the color and wonder of the season.

Spiritual Enrichment

November
1

7-DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT

During your Silent Directed Retreat you will meet daily with your Director for one-on-one sessions. During the session, experiences from the outdoor world, poetry, and/or scripture may be interwoven with the story of God's activity in your life.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

November
1

DIVING INTO FALL: A YOGA JOURNEY

The shortened days of autumn call us to introspection and the regathering of our energy for the long, dark winter. Align your inner and outer self with this eight week yoga series. Tailor the series to fit your schedule.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

November
2

11TH STEP CENTERING PRAYER WEEKEND

Centering Prayer is a method that can be used for doing the 11th Step. It improves our conscious contact with and deepens our relationship to our Higher Power, whether we call that power God, Allah, Mother, another name or no name.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

November
3

JOY OF THE GOSPEL IN OUR LIVES

Where have we experienced joy in our lives and where might we being called to find it anew? Using Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel as our basis, we will take a closer look at those moments or times when we have experienced joy and love. Then we will begin to reflect on where the Spirit may be leading us at this time.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

November
4

PRAYING THE PSALMS

Spend the afternoon with the prayers that have been an open and authentic way of relating to God since ancient times. The Psalms, prayers Jesus would have known and prayed, are full of raw emotion, calm reflection, and deep wisdom.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

November
6

VESPER TIME: AGING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Have you ever thought of aging as a spiritual practice? Join others in reading and discussing Frank Cunningham’s Book, Vesper Time. As with Christianity’s age-old practice of Vespers, or evening prayer, he views it as a time of life when colors deepen and our experience of our aging becomes a spiritual practice.

Spirituality of Aging

November
8

DIVING INTO FALL: A YOGA JOURNEY

The shortened days of autumn call us to introspection and the regathering of our energy for the long, dark winter. Align your inner and outer self with this eight week yoga series. Tailor the series to fit your schedule.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

November
10

JOURNALING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

A journal can be many things: a letter to God, the world, or myself; an opportunity to reflect on my day or week, a time of reflection and discernment, a rest with God, a tool for discernment, and always a space which only God and I see.

Spiritual Enrichment
Stress Reduction / Personal Insight

November
11

NATURE AS MENTOR

This talk, illustrated with beautiful compelling images, is followed by a powerful guided meditation, and a simple outdoor activity. Nature As Mentor is designed to provide insight and the tools to deepen our relationship to the wisdom of our natural mentor and source of healing restoration.

Spirituality of the Environment

November
13

VESPER TIME: AGING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Have you ever thought of aging as a spiritual practice? Join others in reading and discussing Frank Cunningham’s Book, Vesper Time. As with Christianity’s age-old practice of Vespers, or evening prayer, he views it as a time of life when colors deepen and our experience of our aging becomes a spiritual practice.

Spirituality of Aging

November
15

DIVING INTO FALL: A YOGA JOURNEY

The shortened days of autumn call us to introspection and the regathering of our energy for the long, dark winter. Align your inner and outer self with this eight week yoga series. Tailor the series to fit your schedule.

Stress Reduction / Personal Insight
Health and Wellness

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.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

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.
- Mahatma Gandhi