Special Student Rates: $125/Double Occupancy $65/Commuter
Overnight guests may arrive to check-in to their rooms beginning at 4 pm on Friday. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. The first gathering of the retreat will take place at 7 pm on Friday evening where a schedule for the weekend will be shared. Departure is after lunch on Sunday. The retreat will include both times to gather as a group and time for personal reflection. Please contact Sarah with any questions.
The Universe Story invites us into an awareness of the essential connectedness of everything that exists. Many of us have been touched by this invitation, seeing in it a new revelation of the Divine, with profound implications for rethinking our personal identity and purpose in life. We are an integral thread in the total fabric of a living planet Earth and we are awakening to the unprecedented crisis she faces as a result of our human immaturity. This weekend retreat with Sister Miriam Therese MacGillis of Genesis Farm is designed to immerse us in an exploration of the practical implications flowing from these new understandings. Cultural historian Thomas Berry suggests we evolve a deep functional cosmology as the basis of a spirituality adequate to nourish the visions and dreams we must create for shaping any fulfilling future.
This retreat will familiarize us with the basic unities and dynamics of the evolution of the Universe, Earth, life, human life, and human consciousness as a sequential process. This orientation into "deep-time" will be the foundation of the weekend retreat in November where we will explore the rich archetypes of human consciousness as a basis for creating ritual and celebration leading us into intimacy with the deep Sacred Mystery which calls us to the service of life within the total Earth community.