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Fall & winter listings 2004.

CONFERENCES

OHIO

PLACE: Sheraton Cleveland and City Centre Hotel, Cleveland, OH

TIME: Nov. 18-20, 2004

DESCRIPTION: The Annual Parish Convention: presented by the New York based National Pastoral Life Center will focus on the "The C(c)atholic Parish: Global and Local--A Light for the World!" with special guest, Rev. Eric Law, author of "The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb--A Spirituality for Leadership in Multicultural Community and Inclusion--Making Room for Grace". Plenary Sessions include: Rev. Domingo Rodriguez, ST, "Spirituality for Leadership: Global and Local"; Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, "Catholics; Patriotic and Prophetic in America--Gaudium et Spes in the Third Millennium"; Sr. Amata Miller, IHM, "Globalization: What Does It Mean to Us As A Parish?"; Most Rev. Anthony Pilla, "The Church in the City Initiative Ten Years and Growing." Other Presenters include Rev. Eugene Lauer, Mark Fischer, Mark Mogilka, Rick Krivanka, David De Lambo, Rev. Brian Jordan, OFM, Sr. Patricia Harvat, OP, Patricia Kelly, Mary Sellars Malloy, Kevin Bourassa, Rev. Robert Begin, Jose Amin Cortes, Rody Vargan IV, Vanessa Griffin Campbell, Sandra Gay-Chapman and more. Mini-courses, workshops in Spanish and English, exhibitors, book signings and awards banquet. For pastors, parish ministers, parishioners, and all interested in parish life. For information: Sr. Donna L. Ciangio, OP, NPLC, 18 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012-2404. Phone: (212) 431-7825; fax: (212) 274-9786. E-mail: conferences@nplc.org Web site: www.nplc.org

OREGON

PLACE: Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond (central Oregon), OR

TIME: Nov. 12-14, 2004

DESCRIPTION: The Sacred Art of Living Center is presenting its Seventh Annual Circle of Life Conference and Retreat entitled "Trusting Our Experience of God, The Language of Mystics, Poets and Saints" that will focus on using mysticism to bridge the gap between spiritual traditions and one's personal experience of God. Featured will be spiritual leaders Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, Rabbi Marcia Prager, founder of the Philadelphia P'nai Or community, and Richard and Mary Groves, founding directors of the center. Cost is $350; $275 for students and a limited number of papal scholarships are available. Visit Web site:www.sacredartofliving.com

WISCONSIN

PLACE: Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, WI

TIME: Nov. 5-7, 2004

DESCRIPTION: The Call To Action National Conference returns to Milwaukee. Join more than 3,000 participants, connect with regional networks and enjoy performing arts. Young adult gatherings, exhibits, international speakers, teens and children's programming. Spiritual workshops and major sessions conducted by Barbara Fiand, Fran Ferder, John Dear, Bob McClory and many more. Scholarships, discounts available. For more information see our display ad elsewhere in these listings or contact: Call To Action, 2135 W. Roscoe 1-N, Chicago, IL 60618. Phone: (773) 404-0004; fax: (773) 404-0004. E-mail: cta@cta-usa.org Web sits: WWW.CTA-USA.ORG

EDUCATION

MASSACHUSETTS

PLACE: Boston College, Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, Chestnut Hill, MA

TIME: Year-round programs

DESCRIPTION: Post-master's certificate in the practice of spirituality, advanced CE certificate in pastoral studies, parish nursing certificate. The Boston College IREPM's continuing education program is designed for those seeking to update professional skills and for those seeking personal enrichment. In addition to the continuing education program offerings, all IREPM courses can also be taken for professional updating. The post-master's certificate in the practice of spirituality is a summer program designed for persons experienced in ministry with an earned master's-level degree or the equivalent in a theological area. The purpose of the program is to enable pastoral leaders to become spiritual mentors for persons and for Christian communities of faith. The certificate in ministry and advanced certificate enhance leadership abilities for parish ministry, religious education, youth and young adult faith, liturgy, and other ministries. Housing and financial aid are available. Contact: Boston College IREPM, Maureen Lamb, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3931. Phone: (617) 552-8057; (800) 487-1167; fax: 617 552-0811. E-mail: irepm@bc.edu Web site: www.bc.edu/irepm

FACILITIES FOR RENT

MINNESOTA

PLACE: Villa Maria Retreat Center, Frontenac, MN

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Villa Maria Center is an interfaith retreat and conference center operated by the Ursuline Sisters for the purpose of assisting people in their spiritual and personal development and search for God. The center hosts retreats and meetings for visiting groups and offers its own programs and directed and private retreats as well as spiritual direction. The retreat center, approximately 90 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul by car, is a haven of peace, prayerfulness and sacred space. For more information write: 29847 County 2 Blvd., Frontenac, MN 55026-1052. Phone: (651) 345-4582; fax: (651) 345-3457. E-mail: villamaria_retreats@yahoo.com Web site: www.villamariaretreats.org

VERMONT

PLACE: Weston, VT

TIME: Winter season November 2004-April 2005; spring, summer and fall

DESCRIPTION: Retreat/vacation house located within minutes of Weston Priory. This 1,600 square-foot, all cedar, two-story house is an ideal setting for retreat or vacation. Situated on more than six acres. It has three bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, large dining and living area with cathedral ceiling, full carpeting, new appliances, dishwasher, dryer, fireplace, stereo/tape deck and a large deck overlooking tall birches and pines for total privacy and quiet. Within minutes are supermarkets, quaint country stores as well as hiking and swimming in the Green Mountain National Forest. $5,500. Book early for discount. Okemo, Magic and Bromley are all under 15 minutes from the house. Stratton is 20 minutes and the Killington area is approximately 30 minutes away. Spring, summer and fall--week: $600/weekend: $250. Please phone: (201) 487-5221. Or e-mail: dunphyjimmy@yahoo.com Additional information: http://www. geocities.com/dumphyjimmy/vermont.html

GRADUATE STUDIES

MASSACHUSETTS

PLACE: Boston College Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, Chestnut Hill, MA

TIME: Year-round program

DESCRIPTION: Four dual-degree master of arts in pastoral ministry programs--SSW, SOE and SON. In conjunction with the school of social work, the school of education, and the school of nursing, the IREPM provides four separate dual master's degrees. The programs reflect the university's mission to educate individuals who are committed to the pursuit of a combined curriculum which integrates the academic study of theology and their area of interest along with extensive field education in the practice of social work, mental health counseling, educational administration and nursing. Contact: Boston College Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3931. Phone: (617) 552-8440; (800) 487-1167; fax: (617) 552-0811. E-mail: irepm@bc.edu Web site: www.bc.edu/irepm

PLACE: Boston College Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, Chestnut Hill, MA

TIME: June 27-Aug. 5, 2005

DESCRIPTION: Boston College Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry--academic year and summer programs. The Boston College IREPM summer program (June 27-Aug. 5, 2005) offers two-week courses for degree or continuing education. Degree programs available both during the summer session and academic year (September-May) include: MEd, CAES, MA in pastoral ministry with concentrations in church leadership, health care ministry, Hispanic ministry, liturgy and worship, parish ministry, pastoral care and counseling, religious education, spirituality, social justice and youth and young adult faith. Dual degrees include: MA/MSW, MA/MA in counseling psychology, MA/MEd in educational administration and MA/MS with the school of nursing. Other academic programs include: PhD in theology and education; CAES; certificates: ministry, parish nursing, post-master's in spirituality and advanced certificate in pastoral studies. Generous financial assistance and graduate housing are available. Contact: Boston College IREPM, Mary Magennis, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3931. Phone: (617) 552-8440; (800) 487-1167; fax: (617) 552-0811. E-mail: irepm@bc.edu Web site: www.bc.edu/irepm

PLACE:: Boston College Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, Chestnut Hill, MA

TIME: Year-round programs

DESCRIPTION: MA concentration and post-master's certificate in spirituality. This MA in pastoral ministry with a concentration in spirituality is designed to form people as spiritual leaders and mentors in today's church. Two courses have been developed: "Historical Sources for a Contemporary Spirituality" and "Contemporary Spiritual Classics." These courses will survey historical, modern and contemporary classics, examining the generative themes that are suggestive for our time and foundational in the construction of a contemporary spirituality. The post-master's certificate in the practice of spirituality is a summer program designed for persons experienced in ministry with an earned master's-level degree or the equivalent in a theological area. The purpose of the program is to enable pastoral leaders to become spiritual mentors for persons and for Christian communities of faith. For further information contact: Boston College IREPM, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3931. Phone: (617) 552-8440; (800) 487-1167; fax: (617) 552-0811. E-mail: irepm@bc.edu Web site: www.bc.edu/irepm

HERMITAGES

KENTUCKY

PLACE: Cedars of Peace, Nerinx, KY

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Cedars of Peace is a cluster of seven cabins and a chapel located on Loretto Motherhouse property in central, rural Kentucky. The cabins are designed for those who wish to spend time in solitude, reflection and quiet prayer. The cabins are equipped with electricity, cooking facilities and running water. Daily liturgy is available at the Loretto Motherhouse church. Spiritual direction, books and tapes are available. Cabins are rented by the month or day. Long- or short-term stays are welcome. Cedars of Peace, 515 Nerinx Road, Nerinx, KY 40049-9998. Phone: (270) 865-5291. E-mail: cedarsofpeace@yahoo.com

NEW YORK

PLACE: Still Point Interfaith Retreat Center, Stillwater, NY

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Still Point Interfaith Retreat Center, located in northeastern New York, offers five fully winterized hermitages for people seeking silence and solitude, rest and restoration. Our hermitages are located on 30 acres of partially wooded property. Swim in our pond (seasonal); walk the labyrinth, nature trail, or stations of the cross, reiki, meditation and spiritual companioning available. Phone: (518) 587-4967. E-mail: stillpt423@.com Visit our Web site: stillpointretreatcenter

MONASTIC EXPERIENCES

PENNSYLVANIA

PLACE: Benedictine Sisters, Pittsburgh, PA

TIME: Oct. 15-17, 2004

DESCRIPTION: "Benedictine Sampler" offers an experience of Benedictine monastic spirituality for single Catholic women seeking God and community. Explore "lectio divina," reflective prayer, contemplation and action, integration of prayer, work, leisure. Consider discernment, vocation, lifestyle, Oblates, associates. As our guests, pray with us, meet our founders Saints Benedict and Scholastica and our sisters, Benedictines here and now. Come listen and pray. Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pa., are guided by the Gospels and the Rule of Benedict. We are monastic women, centered in prayer, affirmed in community, challenged in ministry, alive in the word of God. Contact: 4530 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Phone: (412) 931-2844. E-mail Sr. Judith Nero: sjnero@osbpgh.org Web site: www.osbpgh.org

RETREATS

ALABAMA

PLACE: Mary's House, Birmingham, AL

TIME: Dec. 3-5, 2004

DESCRIPTION: "The Art of Holy Resistance" annual Advent retreat sponsored by Mary's House Catholic Worker. Leaders: Fr. John Dear, SJ and icon writer Fr. William Hart McNichols. This weekend retreat will explore a lifestyle of Gospel nonviolence using scripture, stories, prayer, action and icons of those saints who show the way. Registration begins at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3. Retreat concludes with Mass at noon on Dec. 5. Weekend cost: $65 including shared room; $60 with food but no lodging. For information or to register: Mary's House Catholic Worker, 2107 Ave. G, Birmingham, AL 35218. Phone: (205) 780-2020.

CONNECTICUT

PLACE: Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

TIME: Fall-winter 2004-2005

DESCRIPTION: Sept. 11: "Labyrinth Walk For Healing"; Sept. 17-19: "Praying in the 21st Century," Barbara Fiand, SND-deN; Oct. 2: "Guided Imagery," Patricia Torre, DW; Oct. 29-31: "Casagrande Interfaith Institute--WOMAN: Her Spiritual Journey"; Oct. 30: Gallery opening, artist Ann Holmes; Nov. 12-13: "Creating a Spiritual Will," Louise and Joseph Colletti; Dec. 3-4: "Spirituality of Christmas Through Music," Barbara Geary; Jan. 14-16: 'Fireside Shawl Knitting Retreat,' Susan Jorgensen; Jan. 28-31, 2005: "Labyrinth Training/Workshop," Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress. Wisdom House is an Interfaith Retreat and Conference Center offering programs in the arts, education and spirituality. For program information: (860)-567-3163. Web site: www.wisdomhouse.org

FLORIDA

PLACE: Cenacle Spiritual Life Center, Lantana, FL

TIME: Fall 2004

DESCRIPTION: Located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach County. Retreats: directed, private, group, sabbaticals. 2004 programs: September: "Healing Retreat," Fr. Matt Linn, leader: "Labyrinth Retreat," Aimee Dominique, leader; October: "Spiritual Directors Workshop: Reiki I, II and III," Sr. Maureen Conroy, leader: "Women's Retreat," Sr. Mary Sullivan, leader: November: "Contemplative Retreat," Fr. Harry Cain, leader; "Zen Retreat," Fr. Bob Kennedy, leader; December: "Waiting for Life," Fr. Greg Comelia, leader; "Advent Retreat," Fr. Jude Winkler, OFM. Contact: Cenacle Retreat Office, 1400 S. Dixie Highway, Lantana, FL 33462-5492. Phone: (561) 582-2534; fax: (561) 582-8070. E-mail: CenancleFL@aol.com

INDIANA

PLACE: Bethany Retreat House, East Chicago, IN

TIME: By arrangement throughout the year

DESCRIPTION: Bethany Retreat House offers individually-directed and private retreats, including 30 days, by individual arrangement. Bethany provides silent space and spiritual direction in a prayerful home setting with wholesome food, comfortable environment, spirituality library and backyard meditation garden. Minimal schedule lets retreatants move with their inner rhythms. Nature trails and beaches are within driving distance, A variety of prayer forms and sources are encouraged: scripture, life experience, journaling, dreamwork, artistic expression, guided imagery, centering prayer, Spiritual Exercises, more. Phone Joyce Diltz, PHJC: (219) 398-5047; E-mail: bethanyrh@ sbcglobal.net Web site: www.bethanyretreathouse.org

PLACE: Kordes Retreat Center, Ferdinand, IN

TIME: Fall and winter 2004

DESCRIPTION: Kordes Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Benedict, offers retreats, personal growth programs and facility rentals in a rural, monastic setting. "Carrie Newcomer Concert and Writing Workshop," Sept. 24-25; "Grief Workshop" (Maria Tasto, OSB), Oct. 15-17; "Natural Great Peace Day" (Joe Zarantonello), Oct. 16; "Mary, Saint of Saints Retreat" (Archabbot Lambert Reilly), Oct. 22-23; "Centering Prayer Introduction" (Maria Tasto, OSB) October 23; "Advent Retreat" (Rev. Eugene Hensell, OSB), Dec. 10-12; "Reconciliation and Peace Retreat" (Rev. Joseph Nassal, CppS), Jan. 10-14; "Lectio Divina" (Maria Tasto, OSB) March 4-6. Phone Kordes Retreat Center toll-free: (800) 880-2777. E-mail: www.thedome.org/kordes Web site: Kordes@thedome.org

KANSAS

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: Jan. 20-25, 2005

DESCRIPTION: "Life After Elected Leadership: The Journey Continues" is a discernment process for women religious whose term in leadership is ending. During the last months in office a woman becomes aware of the need to plan for the future. With pressure of drawing her work to a close, she may find it difficult to take time for discernment about her future. The retreat provides time to gather spiritual and physical resources in an intergrating dynamic of prayer, relaxation, honest search and learning. Facilitators: Bette Moslander, CSJ; Marcia Allen, CSJ. Information: Manna House, PO Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. E-mail: retreatcenter@ mannahouse.org

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: Feb. 17-22, 2005

DESCRIPTION: "Spirituality of Leadership." Content and process in this retreat/workshop is designed to help women currently serving in elected leadership positions to deepen their faith commitment to their personal journey during their years of community service. It provides time and an environment to respond to the immense challenges for profound personal and communal conversion in the face of the events and realities that are shaping religious life in this post-modern world. Enrollment is limited, pre-register early. Presenters: Marcia Allen, CSJ and Bette Moslander, CSJ. Information: Manna House, PO Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. E-mail: retreatcenter@mannahouse.org

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: April 13-18, 2005

DESCRIPTION; "Spirituality of Leadership for Motherhouse Coordinators and Retirement Center Administrators," is a retreat/workshop designed to address the complex and multifaceted nature of the roles of motherhouse administrator/coordinator that range from maintaining a healthy infrastructure to creating a nurturing environment for diverse residents of the motherhouse. While examining the manifold tasks of administrating and pastoring, you will also be guided in reflections on spirituality of leadership as it impacts your personal life. Join us in a contemplative atmosphere designed to foster the minister and the ministry. Information: Manna House, PO Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. Phone: (785) 243-4428; fax: (785) 243-4321. E-mail: retreatcenter@mannahouse.org

MARYLAND

PLACE: Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Marriottsville, MD

TIME: September to December 2004.

DESCRIPTION: Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Marriottsville, Md.: Sept. 15-16: "Foundations of Catholic Healthcare Leadership" (Anne Lutz, CBS; Thomas H. Morris, PhD; John Wallenhorst, PhD); Sept. 26: "Trust God: A Day Retreat for Persons Living with Serious Illness/Chronic Pain" (Joan Fronc, OP); Oct. 8-10: "Recovery Retreat: A 12-Step Focused Retreat" (Jeanne Vizzini, PhD, LCPC); Oct. 22-29: "Discerning the Call of God's Love: An Ignatian-Directed Retreat" (Martha Campbell; Brendan Hurley, SJ); Oct. 22-24: "Reclaim Retreat: For Lesbian and Gay People of All Faiths" (Ann McDonald). Nov. 2: "Advance Directives Workshop and Prayer Day" (Joan Fronc, OP; Rose Marie Jasinski, CBS: Thomas H. Morris, PhD; William Varani, MD); Nov. 5-7: "Yoga Retreat: The Promise of Practice" (Sandra Mican, RN, MAC, Lac); Nov. 13: "Pilgrimage Retreat for Young Adults Ages 19-35" (Pat Dowling, CBS); Nov. 12-14: "Directed Prayer Weekend" (Justine Cyr, CBS; Joan Franc, DP; Joyanne Mueller, OSF); Nov. 12-14: "Ad Astra Retreat for Alcoholics in Recovery" (Alexis Norton); Nov. 21: "Trust God: An Afternoon Gathering for Persons Living with Serious Illness/Chronic Pain" (Joan Fronc, OP); Dec. 3-5: "Discerning the Call of God's Love: An Ignatian-Directed Retreat" (Martha Campbell; Ginny Novak, MA); Dec. 31: "New Year's Eve Reflections" (Joyanne Mueller, OSF). For more information please phone: (410) 442-1320. Visit our web site at: www.bonsecours.org/bssc

MASSACHUSETTS

PLACE: Campion Renewal Center, Weston, MA

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Five- and eight-day directed retreats: Oct. 3-8/11, Nov. 8-13/16, Jan. 2-7/10, March 6-11/14. Directed Prayer Weekends: Oct. 8-10, Nov. 19-21, Jan. 7-9, March 11-13. Guided Retreats: Sept. 10-12, "Jesus and the Eucharist"; Oct. 22-24, "Women of the Hebrew Scriptures"; Nov. 5-7, "Dreams: Source of Growth and Prayer"; Dec. 3-5, "The Joyful Mysteries in Advent"; Dec. 10-12, "Encountering God's Desire in Advent"; Jan. 14-17, "Following St. Ignatius"; Feb. 25-27, "Drawn Close to the Heart of God." Campion Renewal Center, 319 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02493. Phone: (781) 788-6810; fax: (781) 894-5864. E-mail: acopponi@campioncenter.org Web site: www.campioncenter.org

PLACE: Evensong by the Sea Ecumenical Retreat and Spirituality Center, Harwich Port, MA

TIME: Oct. 15, 2004 through April 30, 2005

DESCRIPTION: Evensong by the Sea Ecumenical Retreat & Spirituality Canter is set in a tranquil residential neighborhood across from picturesque Allen's Harbor. Soft garden settings, tree-lined streets and proximity to beautiful beaches allow retreatants to enjoy the off-season quiet beauty of Cape Cod. Open from Oct. 15 to April 30, Evensong by the Sea offers a schedule of guided weekend retreats, five-day retreats, and reiki training. Private retreatants and small-group retreats are welcome. Private room and bath. Contact us at: Evensong by the Sea, 326 Lower County Road, Harwich Port, MA 02646. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. E-mail: evensong@gis.net Visit our Web site at: www.evensongretreat.com

PLACE: Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

TIME: September-December 2004

DESCRIPTION: Sept. 17-19, "Weekend of Quiet Prayer" with Fr. Tom, OSB; Sept. 24-26, "Celtic Spirituality Retreat" with Fr. Timothy Joyce, OSB, author of "Celtic Christianity" and Mairead Doherty, harpist and lecturer; Oct. 8-10, "Monastic Vocation Discernment Weekend" with Fr. Tom, OSB; Oct. 15-17. "Healing Retreat" with Fr. John, OSB; Oct. 22-24, "Women's Retreat" with Sandra DeRome, Obl.SB; Nov. 5-7, 'Monastic Spirituality Retreat' with Abbot Nicholas, OSB; Nov. 12-14, "The Power of Powerlessness Retreat" with author Christopher DeVinck; Nov. 19-21, "Men's Retreat II" with Frs. Timothy, OSB and John, OSB; Dec. 10-12, "Advent Weekend of Quiet Prayer" with Abbot Nicholas, OSB. Glastonbury Abbey Retreat and Spirituality Center, 16 Hull St., Hingham, MA 02043. Phone: (781) 749-2155; fax: (781) 749-6236. E-mail: office@glastonburyabbey.org Web site: www.glastonburyabbey:org

MINNESOTA

PLACE: Villa Maria Retreat Center, Frontenac, MN

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Villa Maria Center is an interfaith reheat and conference center operated by the Ursuline Sisters for the purpose of assisting people in their spiritual and personal development and search for God. The center hosts retreats and meetings for visiting groups and offers its own programs and directed and private retreats as well as spiritual direction. The retreat center, approximately 90 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul by car, is a haven of peace, prayerfulness and sacred space. For more information write: 29847 County 2 Blvd., Frontenac, MN 55026-1052. Phone: (651) 345-4582; fax: (651) 345-3457. E-mail: villamaria_retreats@yahoo.com Web site: www.villamariaretreats.org

NEW MEXICO

PLACE: The Norbertine Hermitage Retreat in the desert near Albuquerque, NM

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Come to the desert! Located high on the secluded West Mesa of Albuquerque overlooking the Sandia and Manzano Mountains (12 miles for the airport and downtown), the Norbertine Community welcomes retreatants for solitude and contemplation. Four comfortable hermitage rooms are available with facilities for preparing meals. Bethany Guest House, with six bedrooms and spacious meeting area, is also available for individuals or small groups. Perfect for a few days of quiet or an extended retreat. You are invited to share morning and evening prayer with the Norbertine Community. Phone: (505) 873-4399, ext. 224. E-mail: retreat@norbertinecommunity.org Web site: www.norbertinecommunity.org

NORTH CAROLINA

PLACE: Living Waters Catholic Reflection Center, Maggie Valley, NC

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, Living Waters offers a magnificent setting for prayer, reflection and discovery. Find God in the gentleness of the creek and the majesty of the mountains. Private rooms available for 55 retreatants. Features both a mountain church and a small chapel. Home cooked meals served with Southern mountain hospitality. Also has a comfortable "country" hermitage offering a secluded setting for four-five people. Ideal for parish groups, youth groups, ecumenical gatherings, ski retreats, golf retreats, senior citizen groups and so forth. Spiritual direction and directed retreats available from resident Augustinian friars and Sr. Fran Grady. Phone or write for oar color brochure: 103 Living Waters Lane, Maggie Valley, NC 28751. Phone: (828) 926-3833; fax: (828) 926-1997. E-mail: LWCRC@main.nc.us Or check our Web site at: www.catholicretreat.org

NEW YORK

PLACE: Bethany Spirituality Center, Highland Mills, NY

TIME: Throughout the coming year

DESCRIPTION: 75 beautiful, peaceful acres one hour from New York City. Directed retreats available all year. Oct. 29-31: "Living with Balance, Life in Abundance" by Margaret Picha, SSND and Michael Laratonda, FMS; Dec. 4: "Praying Through Our Lifetraps: An Advent Retreat" by John Cecero, SJ; Feb. 5: "Praying the Psalms in Christian Faith, by Catherine McIntyre, RJM; March 24-27: Triduum Retreat; April 1-3: "Discernment in Daily Living" by Margaret Picha, SSND; May 7: "Lucie Christine: Wife, Mother, Mystic" by Dr. Astrid O'Brien; June 1-9: "A Contemplative Retreat: by William Johnston, SJ; July 11-17, "A Guided Retreat: The Passionate Love of God" by Michael Laratonda, fms; Aug. 1-7 "A Guided Retreat: God's Living Spirit Within Us" by Michael Crosby, OFMCap. Summer directed retreats: ask for special flyer. Bethany Spirituality Center, 202 County Route 105, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (845) 928-2213; fax: (845) 928 9437. E-mail: bethanyretreat@frontiernet.net Web Site: www.rc.net/newyork/bethany

PLACE: St. Ignatius Retreat House, Manhasset, NY

TIME: Sept. 23-30; Dec. 10-12, 2004; Jan. 7-9; Feb. 20-27, 2005

DESCRIPTION: Enjoy our 38-acre estate conveniently located outside of New York City on Long Island's North Shore. Labyrinth, gym with sauna and Jacuzzi, healthy meals. Offering silent, individually-directed retreats during days listed above. Also offering preached retreats for men, women and couples, 12-Step, yoga and Zen retreats. Thirty-day from June 3 to Aug. 4. For further information and schedule contact: St. Ignatius Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY, 11030. Phone: (516) 621-8300; fax: (516) 621-7201. E-mail: inisfada@inisfada.net

OHIO

PLACE: Milford Spiritual Center, Milford, OH

TIME: Fall 2004 and winter 2005

DESCRIPTION: The Jesuit-sponsored Milford Spiritual Center, on a 37-acre campus just outside of Cincinnati, has hosted group and individual retreats since 1927. Upcoming special retreats include: "Married Couples Retreat" with Tony Fryer, Oct. 15-17; "Young Adult Charis Retreats" with a team of young adults, Oct. 22-24 and Jan. 28-30; "Ignatian Call to Service" with Howard Bray, SJ, Oct. 29-31; "12-Step Recovery Retreat" with Tim Meier, SJ, Nov. 26-28; and a "Contemplative Retreat" with Greg Mayors, CSsR, Jan. 1-6. Personally directed retreats will be Oct. 8-15 and Nov. 28-Dec. 5. Preached retreats will also be held on most weekends. For information, phone: (513) 248-3500, ext. 10. Or e-mail: milfordspiritualcenter@zoomtown.com

OREGON

PLACE: Shalom Prayer Center, Mt. Angel, OR

TIME: June 30-July 30, 2005

DESCRIPTION: This monthlong "Prayer of the Heart" retreat is a time to enter that quiet place within and deepen your relationship with God. Teachings on prayer, spiritual direction and daily Eucharist are provided. You will live in a monastic setting in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley where you will have comfortable accommodations and wholesome meals. You can also enjoy break days to beaches, mountains and other scenic spots. Men and women. June 30-July 30, 2005. Cost: $2,410. Contact: Dorothy Pulkka, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, A Ministry of Benedictine Sisters, 840 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773; fax: (503) 845-6585. E-mail: shalom@open.org Web site: www.open.org/shalom

UTAH

PLACE: Home Place, Orangeville, UT

TIME: All year

DESCRIPTION: Seek retreat with the Spirit at Home Place by simplicity of life in a 100-year-old house. Find peace in quiet surroundings at Home Place. Enter the working of the spirit over the ages in ancient remains of the desert and mountains. Spiritual consultation and reiki available on request. Contact: Paula Wellnitz, OLVM, PO Box 3, Orangeville, UT 84537. Phone: (435) 748-2230, E-mail: knitswellhome@hotmail.com

WISCONSIN

PLACE: Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, WI

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Sinsinawa Mound Center, a ministry of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin. Situated on 450 acres of lush woodlands, the Mound offers an ideal atmosphere for contemplative reflection, spiritual growth, healing and renewal. Upcoming programs and retreats include: "Befriending Each Other in God," Weedy Wright, PhD, Sept. 17-19; "Core Cornerstones: Founding Virtues," Toni Harris, OP, Oct. 13; "Jesse Manibusan Concert," Nov. 17; "Grief Retreat," Mary Hopkins, OP, Dec. 4; "Youth Retreat," Rev. Randy Timmerman, Jan. 22; "Hope. Again I Say Hope," Feb. 4-5; "Lenten Retreat," Kathleen Flood, OP, Feb. 25-27; "Women of the Bible" drama, Anita Gutschick, March 17 and 18; "Reading Poetry for Spiritual Growth," David Impasto and Peggy Rosenthal, June 20-24; "Choose Life," cancer retreat, Mary Ellen O'Grady, OP, June 24-25; "Blessed Are You," Barbara Metz, SND, and John Burchill, OP, July 11-17. For more information, phone Janice at: (608) 748-4411, ext. 811. Or e-mail directly to; jdemuth@sinsinawa.org For a sneak preview, a complete listing of scheduled events, or to register online, visit our Web site at: www.sinsinawa/moundcenter.org

ITALY

PLACE: Italy

TIME: To be determined

DESCRIPTION: 10-day Cenacle Retreat. Plans are underway for a contemplative art retreat at the Cenacle located in the beautiful region of Tuscany. No art experience is needed, just a desire to explore art as a language of prayer and meditation. Our days there will be a mixture of visiting art treasures in Florence, Assisi and the surrounding areas as well as quiet studio days of prayer. The number of registrants is limited. For further information, please contact: Sr. Peg Lane, 1400 S. Dixie Highway, Lantana, FL 33462-5492. Phone: (581) 582-2534; fax: (561) 582-8070. E-mail: CenacleFL@aol.com

SABBATICALS

PLACE: Center for Spiritual Dvelopment, Orange, CA

TIME: Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2005

DESCRIPTION: Winter Sabbatical--Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2005. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this Southern California garden oasis. For information or to register contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406; fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: csdinfo@csjorange.org

FLORIDA

PLACE: Cenacle Spiritual Life Center, Lantana, FL

TIME: Beginning mid-January 2005

DESCRIPTION: "Hosting the Soul"--A three-month sabbatical designed for those in ministry or in transition. A semi-structured program composed of courses, prayer experiences, art, dreamwork, massage and spiritual companioning. Located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach County., The program encourages involvement but recognizes the need to withdraw at times for the solitude needed to deepen one's own spiritual journey. Contact: Cenacle Sabbatical Coordinator, 1400 S. Dixie Highway, Lantana, FL 33462-5492. Phone: (561) 582-2534; fax: (561) 582-8070. E-mail: CenacleFL@aol.com

ILLINOIS

PLACE: Institute for Spiritual Leadership, "A Sacred Space for Growing", Chicago, IL

TIME: Jan. 9--March 19, 2005

DESCRIPTION: Are you seeking spiritual renewal or at a turning point in life? Need a sabbatical? Don't have much time? Want an experience that enriches mind, body and spirit? ISL is pleased to announce "Soulstice," a 10-week program featuring half-day courses and intergrative experiences. Choose from a variety of offerings to build your own sabbatical: "Personal Transformation for Mission," "Contemplative Attitude," "Symbols and Spirituality," "Dream Stories: Life Stories," "Approaches to the Interior," "Enneagram," "Life Issues for Personal Growth," "Body and Massage," Creative Integration," "Rituals," "Individual Spiritual Direction. Fee: $5,000 (U.S.) full sabbatical; $2,500 (U.S.) half-day sabbatical; $540 (U.S.) per course/activity. Housing additional. Enrollment limited to 25. Institute for Spiritual Leadership, PO Box 53147, Chicago, IL 60653-0147 Phone: (773) 752-5962; fax: (773) 752-5964. Web site: www.spiritleader.org

KANSAS

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: Sept. 8-Nov. 4, 2004

DESCRIPTION: "The Sarah Sabbatical" is an eight-week spiritual renewal program designed for women religious 60 and older. Discover your years of mature age as rich in possibilities for continued spiritual development and hollistic personal growth. The full fruit of human development is a well-integrated acceptance of our entire lives, bringing both freedom from the past and a realistic view of the present. This is the heart of authentic wisdom. Included are a variety of conferences on spirituality, holistic health, psychology and religious life with time for exercise and leisure. Information: Manna House, PO Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. E-mail: retreatcenter@mannahouse.org

OREGON

PLACE: Shalom Prayer Center, Mt. Angel, OR

TIME: August-May

DESCRIPTION: Relax, rest, renew! You deserve a sabbatical that you design. Come to a contemplative, monastic place in beautiful rural Oregon. Opportunities for leisure, spiritual direction, community prayer, daily Eucharist, classes and retreats. Spacious gardens, excellent libraries, comfortable accommodations, wholesome meals. Outings to ocean, mountains, local sites. Nine months (August-May) or shorter periods if preferred. Men and women. Contact: JD Morton, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: shalom@open.org Web site: www.open.org/shalom

AUSTRALIA

PLACE: Marymount Mercy Centre, Sydney, Australia

TIME: February-August (six months), September-December (three months)

DESCRIPTION: "An Australian Sabbatical Experience" for those seeking new energy for ministry and community and a deepening of their sense of God's presence and action in their life, Marymount Mercy Centre, Sydney, Australia, provides two "New Life" sabbatical programs annually--February-August, (six months) and September-December three months). The courses offer excellent input in theology, scripture, spirituality, psychology and personal development; spiritual direction; a directed retreat; life-giving companionship in an international community representing many countries and cultures and a variety of experiences of church. The newly refurbished residence is set in beautiful native bushland, but is within easy access to the center of Sydney. For details, please contact: Sr. Margaret Jones, RSM, Marymount Mercy Centre, PO Box 307, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia 1765. Phone/fax: 61-2-9651 1424. E-mail: mmountch@pacific.net.au Web site: www.marymount.com.au

SEMINARS

EL SALVADOR

PLACE: El Salvador

TIME: March 14-21, 2005

DESCRIPTION: Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) invites you to join our 20th anniversary travel seminar to El Salvador, March 14-21,2005. Celebrate 20 years of working for peace in El Salvador and explore the meaning of solidarity today. Seminars include the legacy of the martyrs, youth and violence and environmental issues. Visits include community-based organizations in rural and urban communities. Learn from economists, church leaders and human rights activists. $800 covers all in-country expenses (air is separate). For more information, contact: CRISPAZ, 122 DeWitt Drive, Boston, MA 02120. Phone: (617) 445-5115. E-mail: encounter@crispaz.org Web site: www.crispaz.org

SPANISH STUDIES

FLORIDA

PLACE: Southeast Pastoral Institute, Miami, FL

TIME: June 5-23, 2005

DESCRIPTION: Immersion in Spanish Language and Culture course, June 5-23, 2004 in Miami. Designed for religious, priests, deacons, seminarians and laity interested in the Hispanic people and Hispanic ministry. Recommended for beginners. Write or call for brochure: Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 S.W. 56th St., Miami, FL 33155. Phone: (305) 279-2333. E-mail: sepimiami@aol.com

STUDY TOURS

EUROPE

PLACE: Europe

TIME: Oct. 7-20, 2004

DESCRIPTION: Da Vinci GATE--Visit the sites found in Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" (Paris, London, Edinburgh) plus Glastonbury and Stonehenge in England and churches of the Black Madonna in Paris and southern France. This pilgrimage seeks insight through places visited, integrating experiences (including music), the companionship of other "seekers" and the input of four leaders, two of them Franciscan sisters. Sponsored by Global Awareness Through Experience (GATE): (608) 791-5283. E-mail: gate@fspa.org Web site: www.gate-travel.org

GUATEMALA

PLACE: Guatemala

TIME: Nov. 12-22, 2004

DESCRIPTION: This pilgrimage will take you to four areas of Guatemala: the capital (Guatemala City), the highlands of the Quiche (San Lucas Toliman), Santiago Atitlan and colonial Antigua. Come close to the indigenous peoples and learn of their past and present struggles plus some wonderful things happening to them now. Visit with pastoral associates, health workers, civil rights lawyers and more. Visit sites related to two martyrs: Rev. Stanley Rother and Bishop Gerardi. Sponsored by Global Awareness Through Experience (GATE): (608) 791-5283. E-mail: gate@fspa.org Web site: www.gate-travel.org

EL SALVADOR

PLACE: El Salvador

TIME: March 23-April 2, 2005

DESCRIPTION: Trip to El Salvador commemorating the 25th anniversary (March 24) of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero. This pilgrimage will also visit sites made holy by the deaths of the four U.S. churchwomen and the six Jesuits and their two coworkers and provide information on the history and culture of the country as well as the current political and economic situation there. Registrations requested by Sept. 30. Sponsored by Global Awareness Through Experience (GATE): (608) 791-5283. E-mail: gate@topa.org Web site: www.gate-travel.org

VOLUNTEERS

TEXAS

PLACE: Comfort House, McAllen, TX

TIME: Three, six, nine months or a year

DESCRIPTION: A 10-bed, licensed residence for persons with four or less months to live. A welcome to all regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, social or economic status. Open diagnosis, including cancer, AIDS, and so forth. Volunteer will provide palliative care, administer medications and perform household tasks. On-site room and board, health insurance and small monthly stipend provided. Some college preferred, but must be loving and compassionate to terminally ill. Spanish helpful but not required. Contact: Comfort House, 617 Dallas Ave., McAllen, TX 78501. Phone: (956) 687-7367; fax: (956) 630-6423.

WORKSHOPS

FLORIDA

PLACE: Marywood Center, Jacksonville, FL

TIME: Jan. 16-21, 2005

DESCRIPTION: Workshop For Pastors "Pastoring in Today's Parish"--presented by the National Pastoral Life Center. This workshop is for new pastors, pastors looking toward a new assignment, and those wanting a fresh look at their pasturing style. Presenters and Topics: Rev. Eugene Lauer, "Pastoring in Today's Parish," Sr. Donna L. Ciangio, OP, "The Critical Role of the Pastor-Leader", "Generations: Who Are We Ministering To?" and "Small Community Development"; Dr. Patricia Kelly: "Understanding Your Own Style and Goals" and "Collaboration and Conflict"; Msgr. Douglas Doussan: "Organizing the Ministry", "Roles and Responsibilities" and "Living By Your Priorities"; Mr. G. Richard Fowler: "The Social Mission of the Parish"; Rev. Thomas Willis: "Doing It Rite!--Liturgy in a Parish Setting"; Mr. Mark Mogilka: "Pastoring More Than One Parish", "Total Parish Religious Formation", Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D.: "Legal Concerns". For information: Sr. Donna L. Ciangio, DP, Nabonal Pastoral Life Center, 18 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012-2404. Phone: (212) 431-7825; fax: (212) 274-9786. E-mail: conferences@nplc.org Web site: www.nplc.org

NEW YORK

PLACE: St. Ignatius Retreat House, Manhasset, NY

TIME: Nov. 12-14, 2004

DESCRIPTION: "Ministering to the Sexually Wounded." This workshop is open to spiritual directors, pastoral ministers and clergy ministering to the sexually wounded and is intended to assist them in this particular ministry. Presenter: Karen Doyle, SSJ. Workshop begins with dinner on Friday and ends with liturgy and lunch on Sunday. Cost: $225. For further information write, phone or e-mail for brochure and application: St. Ignatius Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY, 11030. Phone: (516) 621-8300; fax: (516) 621-7201, E-mail: inisfada@inisfada.net

PLACE: St. Ignatius Retreat House, Manhasset, NY

TIME: Feb. 9-11, 2005

DESCRIPTION: "Jung and the Spiritual Exercises." This workshop is designed to assist spiritual directors, retreat directors, supervisors and all those who desire new lenses to grasp the significance of the Spiritual Exercises and the unconscious in their lives. Presenter: Don Bisson, FMS. Workshop begins with dinner on Wednesday and ends with lunch on Friday. Cost: $205. For further information write, phone or e-mail for brochure and application: St. Ignatius Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY, 11030. Phone: (516) 621-8300; fax: (516) 621-7201. E-mail: inisfada@inisfada.net
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