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Summer listings--2: make this summer one that you'll benefit from forever with these opportunities for personal enrichment and education.

CONFERENCES

ILLINOIS

PLACE: Portiuncula Center, Frankfurt, IL

TIME: August 2-8, 2007.

DESCRIPTION: "Gateway to Inter-Religious Experience." This conference offered August 2-8 at the Portiuncula Center in Frankfurt, Illinois is designed to build inter-religious understandings. Frankfurt offers first hand experience with mosques, synagogues, temples and people of many traditions. Numerous presenters steeped in religious understandings will engage participants in bridge building and peace-malting approaches from a Franciscan perspective. $325-single room, $275-double and commuters-$200. Tuition covered by the mission commitment of the Franciscan Sisters, LaCrosse, WI and Franckfurt. For information and registration, contact: Portiuncula Center, 9263 West St., Francis Road, Frankfurt, IL 60423. Phone: (815) 464-3880; info@portforprayer.org

MICHIGAN

PLACE: The Retreat and Conference Center at St. John, Plymouth, MI

TIME: Monday-Thursday, June 18-21

DESCRIPTION: The Castelot Summer Scripture 2007 presents Carol J. Dempsey, OP, Ph.D.,--University of Portland, OR, "Becoming Friends and Prophets of God"; Barbara Green, OP--Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, "Facing the Angry God Question"; Fr. Richard J. Cassidy--Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, "Four Times Peter: Portrayals of Peter in the Four Gospels and at Phillippi"; Barbara E. Reid, OP, Ph.D.,--Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, "Taking up the Cross: A Mosaic of New Testament Interpretations". Celebration of daily Eucharist, Morning Prayer and Evening Taize Prayer are included. The center located 30 miles outside of Detroit on one hundred acres, providing an ideal atmosphere for spiritual study. Close to Metro Airport, the center is smoke free, fully air-conditioned, handicapped accessible. A golf course is adjacent to the center. For brochure or further information visit www.summerconferencesdetroit.org http://www.summerconferencesdetroit.org or contact the Office for Pastoral Ministries at (313) 237.5954 or Castorena.joanne@aod.org

PLACE: The Retreat and Conference Center at St. John

TIME: Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8

DESCRIPTION: The F. Gerald Martin Pastoral Ministry Conference 2007 presents "Why Won't (Can't) We Talk?" We will wrestle with issues of: pastoral and theological perspective and practice, ecumenical and interfaith relationships, culture and racial concerns, ministerial co-workers. Presenters include: Donald Senior, CP--Catholic Theological Union; David Neuhaus, SJ, Bethlehem University, Holy Land; Megan McKenna, Ph.D., itinerant preacher; Bishop Daniel E. Flores, Archdiocese of Detroit; Sr. Adeline Fehribach, SCN, Ph.D.--Spalding University in Louisville, KY; Sr. Amina Bejos, SCN, Sr. Anneliese Sinnott, O.P., and many others. For brochure or further information, contact the Office for Pastoral Ministries at (313) 237-5954 or Casto rena.joanne@aod.org

MINNESOTA

PLACE: St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN

TIME: June 22-23, 2007

DESCRIPTION: The National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved presents "Ministry to the Bereaved: Transforming the Experience of Loss." Conference includes: "Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing and Transforming Hidden Sorrows"; "Nuts and Bolts of a Bereavement Ministry"; Transforming the Grief Experience of Divorce"; Creative Use of Music in Death, Dying and Bereavement"; "Round Table" topics, and training for the Ministry of Consolation in English and Spanish. Enjoy a pre-conference retreat on Thursday, June 21: "The Emmaus Journey". Registration: $300.00 for 2 days; $80.00 for the retreat. Call (314) 838-2638. www.griefwork.org

TEXAS

PLACE: Westin Park Central, Dallas, TX

TIME: September 6-8, 2007

DESCRIPTION: The University of Dallas Ministry Conference will be held on September 6-8, 2007 at the Westin Park Central, Dallas, TX. The University of Dallas Ministry Conference is sponsored by the Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies in cooperation with the Diocese of Dallas, TX. This conference will expand on the efforts of the Catechetical Office and provide a Ministry Conference that will benefit all ministers of the Church. Theme: Walking Together in Faith--Caminando juntos en la fe The conference will include keynote presentations by Rev. Ronald Rohlheiser and Bishop Ricardo Ramirez. There will be national and regional presenters for the breakout sessions offered in English and Spanish covering all areas of ministry. The conference will feature a Resource Center and Publisher Showcase, opportunities. University of Dallas Conference, 8404 Jamesport Drive, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: (815) 332-7084; e-mail: TMEnter2@aol.com For conference information visit: www.udallasconference.com

WISCONSIN

PLACE: Hyatt in Milwaukee

TIME: August 1-4, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Form/Reform: The National Conference on Environment and Art for Catholic Worship will be held on August 1-4, 2007 at the Hyatt in Milwaukee, WI. Theme: Resurrection Witnesses ... From Empty Tombs to New Encounters, Biblical Stories in Conversation with Architecture for Worship. Richly diverse in background, the participants at FORM/REFORM share a common dedication to shaping beautiful spaces that serve the liturgical life of the Catholic community. Serving those involved in a building and/or renovation project and diocesan/parish liturgy, art and environment. FORM/REFORM is a conference attended by: Pastors and Parish Staffs; Parish or Diocesan Building and/or Liturgy Committees; Liturgical Design Consultants; Architects, Artists and Crafts People; Environment, Liturgy and Music Ministers. The conference will feature a Resource Center, and the Artist/Architect/LDC Portfolio Event at the Milwaukee Art Museum. University of Dallas Conference, 8404 Jamesport Drive, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: (815) 332-7084; email: TMEnter2@aol.com For conference information visit: www.udallasconference.com

INSTITUTES

ARKANSAS

PLACE: St. John Center, Little Rock, AR

TIME: June 15-17, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Come to Little Rock, June 15-17, for a weekend of enrichment and learning exploring "The Master Plan of the Bible." In 5 exciting sessions, Fr. Lawrence Boadt, CSP, will bring new light on the importance, history and theology of the Pentateuch for both Christians and Jews. The weekend will be supplemented with rich experiences of prayer, discussion and community building. Meet others from parishes around the country whose love for Scripture overflows in a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Contact LRSS at 2500 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR 72207. Phone: (501) 664-6102; e-mail; lrss@dolr.org for registration information. Registration deadline is June.

OHIO

PLACE: College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH

TIME: June 25-29, 2007

DESCRIPTION: "Spirituality Institute 2007"--Courses can be taken for graduate, undergraduate or CEU credits and will be offered daily in the morning (8:30 a.m.-noon) and afternoon (1:00-4:30 p.m.). With the theme "Spirituality and Lay Ministry," course topics include: Theology of Health Care Ethics, Youth Ministry, Christian Mystical Traditions, and Spiritual Development of the Lay Minister. Appearing as keynote speaker is Sharon Callahan, director of SALT (Scripture and Leadership Training) program. Contact the Religious Studies Department at: (513) 244-4496 or visit the Institute's Web site: www.msj.edu/spirituality

PILGRIMAGES

ITALY

PLACE: Italy

TIME: November, 2007

DESCRIPTION: "Dominican Heritage Pilgrimage and Tour of Italy--Celebrating 800 Years of Dominican Life & Heritage"-November 4-16, 2007; $2,939 single occupancy/$3,634 double, $300 deposit with registration, Round trip from Chicago; Tour Leader: Nancy Brousseau, OP; Resource Person: Lucianne Siers, OP; Learn more about Dominican Spirituality and visit Rome, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Assisi, Naples, Venice and other Dominican points of interest. Call: (616) 454-1241 for a separate brochure or more information or visit our web site at: www.dominicancenter.com

PROGRAMS

CALIFORNIA

PLACE: Center for Spiritual Development, Orange, CA

TIME: July 30-Aug. 12

DESCRIPTION: "Source At The Center": A two-week intensive program for experienced spiritual directors who have not completed formal training, or trained spiritual directors seeking to renew themselves in the ministry. For more information contact Margaret Scharf, OP, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. (714) 744-3175 ext. 4415; e-mail: mscharf@csjorange.org Web site: www.thecsd.com

ILLINOIS

PLACE: La Vista Ecological Learning Center Godfrey, IL (near St. Louis, MO)

TIME: August 3-10, 2007

DESCRIPTION: "Exploring the Sacred Universe"--Come explore Creation's Integrity for a week on 255 acres along the Mississippi River bluffs! As we sit with the wonder, awe, and newness of the Universe Story, we will also critically examine the perceptions that currently fashion our cultural worldview. Recognizing the inherent spiritual dimension of the Universe, a reconnection to the Creator through Creation will be facilitated. In addition to the guided activities and instruction, there is a strong emphasis on immersion into the natural world and development of practical skills for a more ecologically-conscious life. Contact: Maurice Lange, OMI. 4300 Levis Lane, Godfrey, IL, 62035. (618) 466-5004. info@lavistaelc.org

NEW JERSEY

PLACE: WATERSPIRIT, Elberon, NJ

TIME: July 12-15, 2007

DESCRIPTION: "DISCOVER WATER--CENTRAL TO LIFE." During the summer the lure of water is strong! Come to the ocean "Discover Water--Central to Life". Deepen your appreciation of water as a sacred and special gift on which all life is dependent. Enjoy time for reflection, prayer, input and discussion of water's energizing flow through the Universe, Earth, and all life. Learn about water related issues and how to make a difference. Enjoy this in the peaceful atmosphere of the Stella Maris Retreat Center located on the shores of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, in Elberon, NJ. Cost is $285. For information call (732) 923-9788 and/or visit our website: www.waterspirit.com

OHIO

PLACE: St. Francis Spirituality Center

TIME: June 10-16.

DESCRIPTION: "Enjoying Gods Creation"-Presenters: Ellen Lamberjack OSF and Paulette Schroeder OSF. Come prepared to listen to the sounds of creation and to see and experience God in the breeze, the trees, the lake and the growth of woodlands. Several hours each day are spent in the county and state parks, along waterways and / or on trails in the woods where retreatants will enjoy God's presence. Transportation and food are provided. June 10, 2007 registration begins 6:00 p.m. thru June 15, 2007 after lunch. Recommended donation $325.00. You may continue until Saturday the 16th until 11:00 am for an extra donation of $25.00. Call for more information: (419) 443-1485. St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883.

PLACE: St. Francis Spirituality Center

TIME: June 18-24.

DESCRIPTION: "A Single Branch of Flame"-Meeting the Discerning Hearts of Francis and Clare" Presenter: Sr. Clare D-Auria OSF Retreatants reflect on and pray with their own foundational faith experience: the unmistakable initial encounter with God that we name our moment of conversion. By engaging the Tavolas of Francis and Clare, retreatants will discover how this experience of conversion becomes the touchstone or "single branch of flame" in the light of which we see all that comes to us--in the process of discerning significant decisions in our lives. Recommended donation: $340.00. Registration begins at 6:00 pm, no evening meal on June 18, 2007. Program ends on June 24, a.m. Call for more information: (419) 443-1485. St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883.

PENNSYLVANIA

PLACE: Villa Maria Retreat Center/Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, Villa Maria, PA

TIME: Ongoing

DESCRIPTION: Villa Maria Retreat Center, a ministry of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, located in peaceful, pastoral Western Pennsylvania, welcomes The Spiritual Direction Training Program (formerly under the auspices of REAPS) June 10-16. VMRC in collaboration with Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT offers a four year program which prepares people to serve as spiritual directors. The format includes an intensive study week each year at VMRC. During the rest of the year, candidates are guided by readings, quarterly reflection papers, written self-evaluations, personal spiritual direction, and supervision of their work with directees. Faculty is from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. Registration is directly with Center for Spirituality and Lay Ministry Office/Sacred Heart University at: (203)371-7843; e-mail: CSLM@sacredheart.edu Web site: www.sacred.heart.edu/cslm.cfm

RENEWAL PROGRAMS

NEW HAMPSHIRE

PLACE: Berakah-A Place of Blessing, Pittsfield, NH

TIME: Fall 2007 and Winter/Spring 2008.

DESCRIPTION: Berakah: A Place of Blessing, offers "A Time of Blessing," a four to eight-month renewal program, as well as accommodations for shorter, personalized programs to women religious and all women who are seeking to foster deeper fidelity to self, God and world. Components: variety of prayer experiences, contemplative space, scriptural and theological input, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or growth counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal sessions: late-August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May. Some programs could be designed during these months to meet individual needs. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263. (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670; e-mail: berakah@aol.com Web site: www.berakah.org

AUSTRALIA

PLACE: Marymount Mercy Centre, Sydney, Australia

TIME: 2nd Sunday, February-1st Sunday, August; 2nd Sunday, September-1st Sunday, December

DESCRIPTION: "Australian Sabbatical Experience." Twice-yearly "New Life" programs offer an integrated sabbatical experience for those seeking new energy for mission, excellent input, deepening awareness of God's presence and action in their lives, life-giving companionship. Marymount has a beautiful, peaceful setting, attractive residential facilities and moderate fees. For program details contact: The Co-Directors, Marymount Mercy Centre, P.O. Box 307, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia, 1765. Phone: 61-2-9651-1340; Fax: 61-2-9651-1424; Email: mmountch@pacific.net.au Web site: www.marymount.com.au

RETREATS

ALASKA

PLACE: Holy Spirit Center, Anchorage, AK

TIME: June 1-August 2

DESCRIPTION: Experience summer in Alaska! Make your retreat at Holy Spirit Center, where you can rest, pray and find god in a beautiful mountain setting overlooking Anchorage. Personally directed retreats in the Ignatian tradition are offered year round. Three day directed retreat will be held July 30-August 2, cost is $275. Five day directed retreat June 14-June 19 cost is $395. Eight day directed retreat June 1-June 9 cost is $595. Thirty day June 25-July 25 cost is $1,995. Holy Spirit Center, 10980 Hillside Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507. Phone (907) 346-2343; e-mail: hsc@holyspiritcenterak.org Web site: www.holyspiritcenterak.org

CALIFORNIA

PLACE: Spirit Mountain Retreat, Idyllwild, CA

TIME: June 8-10

DESCRIPTION: Writing Retreat-Spirit Mountain Retreat, Idyllwild, CA. Delving Into the Inner Light: A Writing Retreat with Katya Williamson. The light prior to Solstice Time is always special. We will invite this Light to guide our reflection and inner illumination. Together we can release our authentic writing voices and delight, marvel and enjoy the creativity that emerges. This experience can benefit both beginning and advanced writers. It is a time for women and men to come and Write! Individual consultation sessions are available on Sunday afternoon and Monday. Spirit Mountain Retreat, PO Box 676, Idyllwild, CA 92549-0676. (951) 659-2523.

PLACE: Center for Spiritual Development, Orange, CA.

TIME: As Indicated

DESCRIPTION: "Desert Ascetics: Mentors for Our Contemporary Journey" led by Laura Swan, OSB, June 22-29; "Heart and Soul Spirituality" led by John Graden, OSFS, July 6-13; "Holistic Retreat" July 15-22; "Universal Message of St. Francis" led by Michael Crosby, OFMCap, Aug. 13-20. For more information contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406; email: rcogswell@csjorange.org Web site: www.thecsd.com

PLACE: Spiritual Ministry Center, San Diego, CA.

TIME: All year by arrangement.

DESCRIPTION: Religious of the Sacred Heart offer year-round directed and private retreats, including the 30-day Spiritual Exercises and self-directed sabbaticals. We are one and a half blocks from the ocean in comfortable townhouses with large private rooms and baths. Contact: Spiritual Ministry Center, 4822 Del Mar Ave., San Diego, CA 92107. Phone: (619) 224-9444; fax: (619) 224-1082; e-mail: spiritmin@rscj.org Website: www.spiritmin.org

PLACE: Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, CA.

TIME: July 25-27 and July 27-29, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Join us for some days with Sister Jose Hobday, OSF. "Growing into Fruitfulness: Embracing Diminishment" July 25-27, 2007. We need to be about getting better as we grow older. This requires more inner work because as we age, our outer activities become limited. "I have come to cast fire on the earth" July 27-29, 2007. What is your burning passion? Has the passion of your first dreams and yearnings grown or has it faded? Let us rekindle the flame and let sparks fly! Retreats begin with dinner at 6:00 pm on the opening night; ends after lunch on the closing day. Each retreat: $190 private room; $170 shared room. Both retreats: $330 private room; $320 shared room. Contact: Sister Rosina Conrotto, PBVM, Vallombrosa Retreat Center, 250 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA, 94025. Phone: (650) 325-5614; fax: (650) 325-0908; e-mail: rosina@vallombrosa.org

COLORADO

PLACE: Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House, Sedalia, CO

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House is ideally situated 280 acres in the colorful foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and panoramic views of the majestic Rockies, the retreat house offers the perfect setting for solitude, reflection and prayer. An experienced retreat staff of Jesuits, women religious and laity invites you to share in the richness of Ignatian spirituality. Silent retreats including directed, private, preached and the 30-day Spiritual Exercises, are available year-round for clergy, religious and lay persons. Schedule for summer 2007 individually directed silent retreats: May 15-24; June 10-July 12 (30-day Spiritual Exercises); June 11-20; June 22-July 1; July 3-12; August 13-22. For information contact: Reservations Coordinator, Sacred Heart Jesuit retreat House, box 185, Sedalia, CO 80135. Phone: (303) 688-4198, ext. 122; Web site: www.sacredheartretreat.org

CONNECTICUT

PLACE: Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center, Litchfield CT

TIME: Summer, 2007

DESCRIPTION: June 15-16, "Exploring Catholic Culture: The Evolution of Leadership"; Francine Cardman, Ph.D.; July 20-22, "The Madonna and the Magdalene: The Practice of Love in Poetry"; Kim Garcia; August 12-19, "Directed Retreats" and "Praying with Meister Eckhart: Discovering the Mystic and Prophet in Us"; Alexandra Kovats, CSJP. Contact: (860) 567-3163; e-mail: programs@wisdomhouse.org

ILLINOIS

PIECE: King's House Retreat and Renewal Center, Belleville, IL

TIME: Summer 2007

DESCRIPTION: 2007 Summer Retreats for Women Religious: May 21-27 "Behold the Face of God: Images of God for Today's Living" with Fr. Ray John Marek, OMI. July 6-12 "Transformed by Hope: Discovering the Treasure Within" with Fr. David Kraus, OMI, and Joan Marie Voss, ASC. July 13-19 "Moving with the Spirit: Negotiating the Curves in the Spiritual Journey" with Fr. Jim Dukowski, OMI. Find restful quiet in 47 secluded, wooded acres. Private rooms and baths. Out door labyrinth. Reiki and body massage available. For information contact King's House, 700 N. 66th St., Belleville, IL 62223. 1-800-779-7909. E-mail: knghse bv@peaknet.net Web site: www.kingsretreatcenter.org

PLACE: King's House Retreat and Renewal Center, Belleville, IL

TIME: Summer 2007

DESCRIPTION: Barbara Metz, SNDdeN--2007 Summer Retreat: June 8-14 "Friends of God and Prophets." Our culture has emphasized individualism but the byproduct is often loneliness. Come explore how our communion as People of God and our relationship to the saints in heaven unleash the great liberating power of love and virtue in the present. Features restful quiet in 47 secluded, wooded acres. Private rooms and baths. Outdoor labyrinth. Reiki and body massage available. For information contact King's House, 700 N. 66th St., Belle-ville, IL 62223. 1-800-779-7909. E-mail: knghsebv@peaknet.net or visit our web site at: www.kingsretreatcenter.org

PLACE: King's House Retreat and Renewal Center, Belleville, IL

TIME: Summer 2007

DESCRIPTION: Silent Directed Retreats with group centering prayer experiences for everyone: June 25-July 2 Directed Retreat I (with your time in mind--choose three to seven days). July 20-27 Directed Retreat II. A silent, directed retreat is an excellent opportunity to encounter God through personal prayer using scripture and daily meetings with your own director. Find restful quiet in 47 secluded, wooded acres. Private rooms and baths. Outdoor labyrinth. Reiki and body massage available. For information contact King's House, 700 N. 66th St., Belleville, IL 62223, 1-800-779-7909. E-mail: knghse bv@peaknet.net Web site: www.kingsretreatcenter.org

PLACE: King's House Retreat and Renewal Center, Belleville, IL

TIME: Summer 2007

DESCRIPTION: Michael Crosby, OFMCap "Developing a Spirituality of Exile." July 28-29, 2007. Optional Friday night early arrival available. Many times we say we don't feel "at home" in some of our relationships and situations, even in our institutions. Michael will develop the theme of exile around this notion and suggest that "homecoming" is at the heart of our relationships. Find restful quiet in 47 secluded, wooded acres. Private rooms and baths. Outdoor labyrinth. For information contact King's House, 700 N. 66th St., Belleville, IL 62223. 1-800-779-7909. E-mail: knghsebv@peaknet.net or visit our web site at: www.kingsretreatcenter.org

INDIANA

PLACE: Bethany Retreat House, East Chicago, IN

TIME: By arrangement through out the year

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

KANSAS

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: February 21-26, 2008

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, P.O. Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. Phone: (785) 243-4428; fax: (785) 243-4321; e-mail: retreatcenter@mannahouse.org

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: January 17-22, 2008

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 integrating dynamic of prayer, relaxation, honest search and learning. Facilitators: Bette Moslander, CSJ; Marcia Allen, CSJ. Information: Manna House, P.O. Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. Phone: (785) 243-4428; fax: (785) 243-4321; e-mail: retreatcenter@mannahouse.org

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: January 24-29, 2008

DESCRIPTION: Places of Mysticism: 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 postmodern world. Enrollment is limited, pre-register early. Presenters: Marcia Allen, CSJ and Bette Moslander, CSJ. Information: Manna House, P.O. Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. Phone: (785) 243-4428; fax: (785) 243-4321; e-mail: retreat center@mannahouse.org

PLACE: Sophia Center

TIME: Aug 21-26, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Come away for a time and experience the sacred through personal prayer and daily meetings with a spiritual director. Come away to the quiet of a monastic setting. Give yourself time to listen to the deep desires of your heart. There will be opportunities for daily centering prayer, shared lectio and for individuals to experience working with clay, with art or Tai Chi. /Fee: $350 ($50 deposit) Registration deadline: August 16. Contact: Sophia Center, 751 South 8th, Atchison, KS 66002. Phone: (913) 360-6151; e-mail: sophia@mountosb.org

MAINE

PLACE: Living Water Spiritual Center, Winslow, ME

TIME: July 12-19, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Guided 8-Day Retreat Who Do You Say I Am? (Mark 8:29) with Catherine M. Hannigan, PBVM. Attentive to the question, "Who do you say I am?" and even more attentive to the Creator and Redeemer who asks the question, we will look at the Epiphanies of Jesus through His earthly life and throughout our own. The retreat will include one morning conference and some optional evening services, as well as opportunities for spiritual conversation with the director. Fee: $360.00. Includes meals and accommodations. Preregister with a $50 deposit by June 29. Living Water Spiritual Center, 93 Halifax St., Winslow, ME 04901. Phone: (207) 872-2370. Registration forms and other offerings are online at www.e-livingwater.org/ca lendar.htm For more information e-mail: info@e.livingwater.org

MASSACHUSETTS

PLACE: Campion Renewal Center. Weston, MA

TIME: Summer, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Guided Retreats: July 16-21--I Want to Know Jesus Better (W. Barry, SJ); Aug. 3-9--Reclaiming Hope in Our God (V. Blass & H. Cain, SJ). Days of Prayer: May 19--The God of Creation: Theology of Teilhard de Chardin; Aug. 11--Praying with the Trinity. Five and Eight-Day Directed Retreats: May 1-9; June 3-11; June 18-26; June 29-July 7; July 23-31; August 13-21. Weekend Directed Retreats: May 18-20; June 15-17; July 13-15. Campion Renewal Center, 319 Concord Road of Weston, MA 02493. Phone: (781) 788-6810; e-mail: acopponi@campioncenter.org Web site: www.campioncenter.org

NEBRASKA

PLACE: St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE

TIME: Summer and Fall 2007

DESCRIPTION: Architecturally beautiful, new facility with lake, offering private retreats, scheduled retreats and facility rentals with Benedictine hospitality. Scheduled retreats: Contemplative Prayer Retreats by Sr. Corin Kraus, OSB, June 6-10; 10-16; Experience the Life of a Monk for a Weekend, June 22-24; Enneagram and Prayer by Sr. Suzanne Zuercher, OSB, Aug. 24-26; Deepening Personal Prayer by Fr. Richard Hauser, SJ, Ph.D., Sep. 28-29, Secrets of Happy Marriages: A Couples Retreat, by Mary Jo Pedersen, Oct. 27-28; Icon Writing Workshop by Jane Frances Tancredi, Nov. 2-4. For entire retreat schedule contact: St. Benedict Center (402) 352-8819; e-mail: Retreats@StBene dictCenter.com Web site: www.StBenedictCenter.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

PLACE: Berakah-A Place of Blessing, Pittsfield, NH

TIME: Summer 2007

DESCRIPTION: Berakah-A Place of Blessing, in Pittsfield, NH. Guided Retreats 2007: "Contemplating the Heart of Christ Jesus," June 24-July 1, Rosina Bechard, FCSCJ. "Seeing as God Sees, Contemplative, Prophets, Leaders, Show Us The Way," July 24-31, Norman Comtois, OMI, Pauline Plante, CSC and Mary Schneiders, OP. Private Retreats depending on space. Same dates as directed retreats. For more information, please write or call: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263. (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670; e-mail: berakah@aol.com Web site: www.berakah.org

NEW JERSEY

PLACE: Franciscan Spiritual Center, Ringwood, NJ

TIME: June 2007-August 2007

DESCRIPTION: Directed/Private Retreat Weeks (7/21-28/07, 8/5-12/07). Vacation Weeks for Religious (6/17-22/07, 7/15-20/07, 8/12-17/07). Looking Ahead--Register Early. "God's Extravagant Love: Reclaiming the Franciscan Theological Tradition." A weekend of prayer, presentation and exchange, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia (10/12-14/07). Repeated (11/9-11/07). Open to all who love the spirit and hart of Francis and his followers. Please check our web site for program details. Located in the beautiful northeastern corner of NJ, surrounded by the Ramapo Mountains, situated between two state parks, approximately 90 acres of breath-taking views. One hour from Manhattan, NY. Phone: (973) 962-9778. Email:msfretreat@optonline.net Web www.franciscanspiritual centernj.com

PLACE: Xavier Center, Convent Station, NJ

TIME: Various

DESCRIPTION: Come join us in rolling hills of Morris County, NJ for your retreat experience this summer! "Walking to the Edges-Peering into Possibilities" with Peggy O'Neill, SC, July 5-9, 2007; "Passionate About God and the World: Medieval Women Mystics, a Study-Retreat" with Elizabeth Dreyer, Ph.D., August 12-17, 2007; "Directed Retreats" with Msgr. James Burke and Barbara Connell, SC, August 19-25, 2007. For more information: visit www.xaviercenter.org or contact us at: (973) 290-5100 or xaviercenter@scnj.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 from 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@norbertinecommuni ty.org Web sites: www.nor bertinecommunity.org

NEW YORK

PLACE: Bethany Spirituality Center, Highland Mills, NY

TIME: June 2007

DESCRIPTION: Only One hour from NYC, Bethany offers comfortable, private accommodations in a hospitable, prayerful, and naturally beautiful setting. Popular author, Margaret Silf, is returning for the third summer to guide "The Human Journey: from a Speck of Stardust to a Spark of God", June 6-13. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap., also returns for the third summer to guide "Heart Themes in Matthew's Gospel", June 15-21. Retired Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton will guide "Gospel Call to Justice", June 28-30. Please call: (845) 460-3061 or visit www.bethanyspir itualitycenter.org

PLACE: Bethany Spirituality Center, Highland Mills, NY

TIME: July 3-11, 13-21, 23-31, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Directed retreats in beautiful surroundings, a peaceful atmosphere conducive to prayer, excellent meals, and air-conditioned chapel, dining room, and lounge. In addition to the main house, Bethany has a cottage and two hermitages on the lake, and an additional cottage surrounded by fields and the beauties of nature. Directed retreats available in Spanish and Portuguese. Please call: (845) 460-3061 or visit www.bethanyspir itualitycenter.org

PLACE: Lake George, NY

TIME: June and July, 2007

DESCRIPTION: The Paulist Fathers invite you to Summer Retreats at St. Mary's on the Lake, Lake George, NY. June 25-29 Fr. Vinnie McKiernan, CSP : Praying Your Life. June 11-15, Br. Michael Moran, CP: The Heart of Creativity: Contemplative Experience, Art and Mystery. June 18-22, Fr. Tom Ryan, CSP: Savoring Life by Facing Our Mortality. July 9-13 Fr. Ken McGuire, CSP Spiritual Direction through Movies. July 16-20 Fr. Richard Chilson, CSP: Telling our Gospels. Details: http://www.paulist.org/spirit/lakege orge.htm E-mail: lakegeo1@eart hlink.net

OHIO

PLACE: Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, Fremont, OH

TIME: Year-Round

DESCRIPTION: Preached, directed, and private retreats. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, in the spirit of hospitality, committed to creating a sacred space for all seeking a deeper relationship with God, self, others, and all of creation. 63 acres, swimming pool, bicycling, meditation deck, outdoor stations, tree-lined walkways, walking labyrinth. Prayer rooms, music listening room, private, double, and dorm rooms, hermitages, home-cooked meals. Healing massage and Reiki available. Spiritual directors on staff. 1250 Tiffin Street, Fremont, OH 43420. (419) 332-6522. E-mail: olprc@ezworks.net. Call for brochure, or visit our web site: www.pinesretreat.org

PENNSYLVANIA

PLACE: Villa Maria Retreat Center/Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, Villa Maria, PA

TIME: Ongoing

DESCRIPTION: Villa Maria Retreat Center, a ministry of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, offers retreats, programs, spiritual direction, hosting in peaceful, pastoral Western Pennsylvania. Highlights: Bernardin Lunch and Lecture, Rev. Richard P. McBrien, May 25; The Spiritual Direction Training Program, June 10-16; Directed Retreats: June 24-July 1, July 15-22, July 30-August 5; September 30-October 7; Listening for God, Howard Gray, SJ June 17-24; Dream Work Intensive, Janice Bachman, OP, June 28-July 1; Yoga Retreat, Carol Williams, July 19-22; The Gospel of Luke, Gospel of Consolation and Challenge, Jude Winkler, OFM Conv., July 23-30; Land Retreat, EverGreen Team, August 2-5; Friends of God and Prophets, John Burchill, OP and Barbara Metz, SND de N, October 7-14; Art Retreat: Mandalas and Prayer, Paulette Kirschensteiner, HM, October 26-28. Information: PO Box 424, Villa Maria, PA 16155. (724) 964-8920 ext. 3241; http://villa maria.tripod.com

UTAH

PLACE: Home Place, Orangeville, UT

TIME: All year

DESCRIPTION: Be at home with God whether in the 100-year old house that is Home Place, the mountains or the desert. Find God's word and action in unexpected ways and places. Reflect in country in appearance like that where Abraham and his descendants and Jesus walked. Spiritual consultation and Reiki facilitation are available. Contact: Paula Wellnitz, OLVM, PO Box 3, Orangeville, UT 84537 or (435) 748-2230 or knitswell home@hotmail.com

VERMONT

PLACE: Lumen Christi Retreat House, Benson, VT

TIME: Various

DESCRIPTION: May 18-20, "Meditation with Jesus, Healer and Teacher," David Roffey, OSB. June 1-3, "Loving the Universe," Aileen O'Donaghue. June 8-10, "Hildegard-A Woman for Our Times," Ann Dunhaime, RSM. June 18-22, "Women's Retreat Week," Ann Duhaime, RSM, Maureen Welch, OSU. June 28-July 1, "Tai Chi," Claire Boissy, RSM, Donna Iverson. July 6-11, "Rest Stop for the Soul. July 15-21, Directed Retreat, Claire Boissy, RSM. July 26-29, "Walking the Spiritual Path of Simplicity," Claire Boissy, RSM. August 2-5, "Women's Retreat," Ann Duhaime, RSM. August 7-13, Directed Retreat, Maureen Welch, OSU. For further information/registration contact: Institute for Spiritual Development, Burlington, VT 05401. (802) 846-7084. info@spiritvt.org www.spiritvt.org

WISCONSIN

PLACE: Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse WI

TIME: Wednesday, May 30 to Monday, June 4, 2007

DESCRIPTION: "Do Butterflies Sing?." Why not be a Mystic? This possibility may seem as difficult as asking a caterpillar to image being a butterfly? Yet it is in the daily schedules of life that our heart catches a yearning or dream. In this retreat we will give time to what or who is drawing us closer to a melody we have not yet heard. Themes of this retreat will include: leaves of wisdom, chrysalis solitude, becoming the song, and open wings. Come to join other seekers to explore the ways of the mystic. Do you hear the melody? To register: (608) 791-5295 or fscenter@fspa.org

PLACE: Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse WI

TIME: Thursday June 14,-Wednesday June 20, 2007

DESCRIPTION: "A Canticle of Sister Water for the 21st Century." Let Sister Anne Amati, OSF lead the journey into the song water sings both in life and in scripture. Presentations include water in the universe, water in scripture and Jesus' relationship to water. We will look into the deep meaning of baptismal waters and St. Francis of Assisi approach to the spirit of water. The contemporary water crisis and its implications will be considered as well. To register: (608) 791-5295 or fscenter@fspa.org

PLACE: Franciscan Spirituality Center, LA Crosse WI

TIME: Sunday, July 22 through Saturday, July 28

DESCRIPTION: "Weaving the Living Fabric of the Gospel: Celtic Christian Spirituality and Franciscan Spirituality." Through stories, music, Scripture, St. Francis and St. Clare, prayer, and humor, we will be led to a deeper appreciation of Celtic Spirituality and all that it offers for our own journey as followers of Jesus and for living the Gospel life within the Franciscan tradition. Brother Joseph Francis is presently living as a Franciscan hermit at Holy Cross Hermitage in Sherman, Maine. He is a consultant for spiritual development in pastoral ministry to Bangor Theological Seminary. To register: (608) 791-5295 or fscenter@fspa.org

PLACE: Franciscan Spirituality Center, LA Crosse WI

TIME: Sunday, July 22 through Saturday, July 28

DESCRIPTION: "Sacred Windows to the Divine: Icon Writing Retreat/Workshop." The icon of Extreme Humility, will be written from start to finish, guided in a step-by-step gradual process by Phil Zimmerman, ending with a completed icon. All materials and supplies are included. Beginning and intermediate artists and non-artists can enter into this process, expressing through the icon the mystery of the image portrayed. Each day begins with meditation and prayer. Phil will supplement these sessions with information about the history of Byzantine and Russian iconography. There will be a rhythm of silence and conversation during the painting sessions. Each day participants will be gifted with live harp music. To register: (608) 791-5295 or fscenter@fspa.org

SABBATICALS

CALIFORNIA

PLACE: Center for Spiritual Development, Orange, CA

TIME: As Indicated

DESCRIPTION: WINTER SABBATICAL: Jan. 3-Feb. 2, 2008. SPRING SABBATICAL: May 7-June 7, 2008. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. For more information contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406; e-mail: rcogswell@csjorange.org Web site: www.thecsd.com

IDAHO

PLACE: Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID

TIME: Aug. 18-Sept. 29, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Sabbatical: Inn-Terra provides a contemplative time of reflection with earth's story and our story. Aug. 18-Sept. 29, 2007. Come for all or part, Presenters include Gail Worcelo, SGM, MA, noted speaker and student of Fr. Thomas Berry, and Kathleen Fischer, PhD, MSW, award-winning author, spiritual director, retreat facilitator. Enjoy beautiful North Idaho; pray with the Benedictine women's community. Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID. (208) 962-3224. retreat@stgertrudes.org www.StGertrudes.org

NEW YORK

PLACE: Bethany Spirituality Center, Highland Mills, NY

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Come to peaceful, prayerful quiet for an extended stay. Have as much solitude as you want by choosing a newly renovated cottage surrounded by the beauties of nature. Or stay in the main house. Design your own time, doing as much or as little as you want. Watch the sun rise and set, and really see the stars at night. 30-day retreat is available, as is spiritual direction, guided reading courses in scripture and the mystics, and occasional programs. Only one hour from NYC and all its attractions. Please call: (845) 460-3061 or visit www.bethanyspirituali ty center.org

SEMINARS

MICHIGAN

PLACE: The Retreat Center at St. John, Plymouth, MI

TIME: June 11-15, 2007

DESCRIPTION: The Great Schools of Spirituality, June 11-15, 2007 hosted by Msgr. John Zenz and Dr. Patricia Cooney-Hathaway, will discuss five men and women of the 19th and 20th Centuries who lived the challenge of Standing with and Against the Tide. Susan Muto will address how Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Evelyn Underhill and Thomas Merton lived in the creative tension of the culture of their day. Wendy Wright will present Salesian Spirituality through the example Of Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal. The seminar will include times for prayer, liturgy and evening socials. The Retreat Center at St. John's, Plymouth, MI. To register call: (734) 414-1104 or visit: www.TheRetreatCenter.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

PLACE: The Oratory, Rock Hill, SC

TIME: June 17-20, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Visions in Faith is a summer seminar for theology renewal. The Oratory is offering this update in theology for laity, religious, clergy & teachers. Guest Lecturer: Fr. Richard Sparks, CSP. Topic: "Living a Healthy Catholic Life in the Mean-timein an Imperfect World & an Imperfect Church." Sessions will be late afternoon & early evening with a supper break. Limited rooms with meals available at Oratory. Tuition: $120. $40/day. Room & Board: $180. All facilities air-conditioned. CEUs available. Write: Visions in Faith, The Oratory, P O Box 11586, Rock Hill SC 29731-1586.

VACATION RENTAL

PLACE: Weston, VT

TIME: Spring, Summer and Fall

DESCRIPTION: Retreat-vacation house on 6-plus acres, located within minutes of Weston Priory. This 1,600 square foot all cedar, two-story house is an ideal setting for retreat or vacation. It has three bedrooms, two full baths, full kitchen, large dining and living area with cathedral ceiling, full carpeting, new appliances, dishwasher, dryer, fireplace, stereo/DC/tape deck, TV/DVD/VCR and a large deck overlooking tall trees for total privacy and quiet. Within minutes are supermarkets, quaint country stores as well as hiking and swimming in the Green Mountain forest. Okemo, Magic, Bromley, Stratton and Killington are 15 to 30 minutes away. Week$600; Weekend-$250. 2007-2008 Winter season also available. Please call: (201) 880-0770 or e-mail: dun phyjimmy@yahoo.com Web site:http://www.geocities.com/dun phyjimmy/Vermont.html

VOCATIONS

IDAHO

PLACE: Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID

TIME: July 1-12, 2007

DESCRIPTION: Have you wondered what life at a monastery entails? if nuns have a future? If so, consider coming to our Monastic Living Experience. Join us as we balance prayer, work and leisure in the midst of a continuously changing and challenging world. Experience life lived with integrity, commitment and in community; pray with us, study, work, eat and play. We are looking for single women, 18-45, to visit us in beautiful Idaho. For information: www.StGertrudes.org. Contact: Sr. Janet Barnard, Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Rd., Cottonwood, ID 83522. Phone: (208) 962-3224. Email: vocation@stgertrudes.org

VOLUNTEERS

NEW YORK

PLACE: The Children's Center, Bedford Hills, NY

TIME: July 8-August 23, 2007

DESCRIPTION: The Children's Center Summer Program at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility invites you to enjoy a week or more as a volunteer in its nationally recognized center, uniting inmate mothers and their children (ages 4-17). Drive children to and from the prison and work in the center from Sunday through Thursday. The five sessions run through the months of July and August 2007. Room and board is provided in the N.Y.C. area. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. For information contact, Phyllis Appleton, the Children's Center, 247 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Phone: (914) 241-3100, ext. 4050.

WORKSHOPS

NEW YORK

PLACE: The Grail Center in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

TIME: Friday, September 14-Sunday, September 16, 2007

DESCRIPTION: "Help Increase the Peace Program" (HIPP). Would you like to be an agent of positive social change? Find constructive alternatives to respond to violence? Developed by the American Friends Service Committee staff, focused on community action and social change, HIPP uses serious discussion of issues, activities that practice finding win-win solutions, and games that promote cooperation and communication to teach communication skills for conflict resolution and alternatives to violence and bullying. This workshop is specially designed for women youth services workers, educators and teachers. Sponsored by The Grail--Women's Institute for Social Transformation. Contact: Simonetta Romano, sromano.wist@grail-us.org, 845-534-2031, www.thegrailatcornwall.org
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