July 18 – 24, 2021
Directors: Janet Lander, CSJ & Marcia Allen, CSJ
“The Word is living, being, spirit, all verdant greening, all creativity. This Word manifests itself in every creature.” (Hildegard)
This retreat flows out of the theme of the Theological Institute: eco-spirituality and eco-justice. We hope to create an environment for profound prayer which enables us to participate in the greening of creation. Our greening power, released into the world, enables the earth and all peoples to come to the realization of their purpose and wholeness. We pray for openness to participate more fully in the movement toward wholeness of God’s Design for Creation and to do that in our local residence according to our personal talents. We participate in Christ’s green power through our faith and action. This is the grace we pray for in the retreat.
“Our urgent task now is to prevent the destruction of the divine image as this is presented to us in the created world, to cease wiping out the sources of our spiritual, intellectual and aesthetic development.” (Thomas Berry)
Opening: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 18. (But come for supper at 5:30 p.m.!) Closing: Saturday, July 24, noon meal. Cost: $500 for attending in person. Also available via Zoom for $175.