Dates: February 22, March 1, March 8, 2018
Retreat Presented By Sr. Rachel Dietz, OSB
Everyone experiences pain and suffering in life; it is inevitable and unavoidable. It can be physical pain and suffering from a heart attack, an accident, or emotional pain such as rejection or depression. Some people believe that pain and suffering are punishment from God for acts that were not constructive or life-giving. Very few people view pain and suffering, whether physical or emotional as positive energy than help create a better world.
Using the book SEVEN STAGES OF SUFFERING: a Spiritual Path for Transformation by Louis M. Savary and Patricia H. Berne, this Lenten program will lead one through the seven stages with an emphasis on the positive and transformative energy of suffering. We will do this through reading, reflection, prayer, sharing and journaling.
What: A series of three sessions. (Attendance at all three sessions is very important)
Where: St. Scholastica Retreat Center
When: Thursday, February 22, March 1, and March 8. Time: 9:30 - 11 am
Cost: $60.00 a registration fee of $20.00 non-refundable, non-transferable is required at time of registration.
Seven Stages of Suffering Sessions
- Essential Perspectives
- Part One: Stages of Resistance
Outer Resistance / Inner Resistance
- Part Two: Stages of Transformation
- Stages of Union
Communion / Fidelity