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Middle Eastern Spirituality

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”

- Khalil Gibran

Our day will include story sharing and visual meditations focusing on Middle East Spirituality with a Lebanese lens.      

We will explore  the resources of Lebanese poetry through the heart of Kahlil Gibran and how this mystical poet influenced the spirituality of his day. 

We are never far from our ancestral roots. Time will be provided for silent reflection, conversation, and prayer.  We will reflect on the insights of our ancestors as their wisdom continues to enrich our lives today.   Our experience will be one of leisure, silence, and group sharing.

Saturday, November 17, 2018
The day begins at 9:00am and concludes at 3:00pm.
Cost of $45 includes $10 non-refundable deposit and noon meal.


Marianne Saieg, OSF, is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.  A third-generation Lebanese American, Marianne is a spiritual director, retreat facilitator, teacher, and photographer.  Her background includes studies in Media Communication; graduate degrees in Religious Education and in Pastoral Studies/Spirituality; and a certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction from Burlingame, California.

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Middel Eastern Spirituality

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