Weekly Reflection - February 19, 2017

Trees in Winter II
Sister Rose Ashour

Trees in winter stripped bare
Beautiful in utter openness to the world
of beasts and humans.
With branches lifted heavenwards
in whites and grays and browns.
Trees in winter.

Upcoming Retreat:
Centering Prayer: The Journey Continues

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This retreat is for ANYONE interested in deepening his or her centering prayer practice. Centering prayer is a way of bringing to consciousness the unconscious “emotional wounds of a lifetime” (Thomas Keating) and enabling these stumbling blocks to become cornerstones for transforming our false selves. Two books by Cynthia Bourgeault are recommended to prepare for the retreat: Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening; and The Heart of Centering Prayer. Suggest reading in the order listed. The focus of this retreat is to immerse oneself in the Silence and make ourselves available to the healing power of "the Divine Therapist". This retreat experience is a good way to strengthen a beginning practice and will also deepen an already existing practice. In the evenings there will be a Wisdom Circle to reflect on what we are experiencing. There will be time to meet with retreat facilitator for guidance. This retreat will begin with supper on at 5:30 on Thursday, March 9, and conclude after lunch on Sunday, March 12.The retreat will be in silence after the opening circle on Thursday night until lunch on Sunday. Please consider giving yourself the GIFT of this time with God among the daffodils at St. Scholastica Monastery.

Total Cost: $235. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Be still and know....

Begins March 9-12, 2017 and is Presented by Nick Cole

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