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Contemplative Retreat for Women 2021

This retreat has a waiting list.

The Wisdom of the Universe moves through time and finds vitality in the many spiritual traditions of our day. Wisdom awakens us to the world around us and brings a deep ecological consciousness and the knowledge of our relationship with the cosmos. This retreat will call together wisdom from many of the world’s spiritual resources to renew, enrich, and inspire us to be an awakened people in a world that needs our love and action.

Grounded in the emerging cosmology that integrates science and spirituality, the Contemplative Retreat for Women is a week of inner exploration through one-on-one spiritual guidance, ritual and reflection, embodied prayer such as yoga and modified T’ai Chi, and time for silent reflection.

Sunday, July 11, to Saturday, July 17, 2021
This retreat for women begins on Sunday at 3:30pm and concludes with the noon meal on Saturday.
Cost of $525 includes $55 non-refundable deposit, spiritual guidance appointments, overnight accommodations, and meals.

This retreat has a waiting list.

Rev. Barbara Cathey has a background in social work and spiritual guidance. She holds a Doctorate in Ministry from McCormick Seminary and is a retired Presbyterian Pastor.

Jennifer Grant has a master’s degree in Spirituality from Loyola University with a specialization in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.  Jennifer is a wife, mother, spiritual director, retreat leader, and reiki master.  She believes deeply in the sacred bond between healing and nature.

Marianne Kempa, SSND, a School Sister of Notre Dame, has a master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry and degrees in Administration and Education.

Gail Ross, MSEd, is a mental health therapist and retreat leader. Formerly one of the leaders of the Spiritual Guidance Training Program, Gail has completed coursework for a master   of divinity degree at Loyola University in Chicago. She has taught meditation and worked with groups and individuals in the process of grief and forgiveness.

Lorrita Verhey, SSND, has served as teacher and Family Nurse Practitioner with immigrants, the poor, and persons with chronic mental illness. Lorrita ministered in Ghana, Africa, where she managed an outpatient clinic. She completed the Spiritual Guidance Training Program at Siena and an internship at Claret Center in Chicago. Lorrita offers retreat days on creation spirituality and holistic daily living.

Linda Wieser, OSF, a Franciscan sister, is a holistic body therapist, spiritual guide, and Certified Personal Life  Coach, who focuses on the whole person, integrating the healing of body, mind, spirit, and emotions. She holds a master’s degree from Creighton University and has done extensive study in body therapy and spiritual guidance.