addresses aspects of aging that require an “elegant kenosis” – letting go in the midst of embracing the life that God has given. Learning through awareness of God, others, and self lays the foundation for the spiritual practices.
At this time, Oasis is being offered as a Thursday program. See below for brochure and application.
Do you yearn for rest, prayer and nurturing in your busy schedule?
What would your life look like if you gave yourself two retreat opportunities and six quiet afternoons during the year?
Spiritual direction and Lectio Divina are available to aid your reflection, as is silence. If you desire less structure, that is also an option.
PRESENTERS & SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS
Laura Swan, OSB
Master, Church Ministry & Renewal; Master of Theological Studies; Spiritual Director and writer
Lucy Wynkoop, OSB
MA in Theology, concentration in Scripture; MA in Theology, concentration in Monastic Studies, Retreat and Spiritual Director
Mary Giles Mailhot, OSB
MA in Religious Studies; Retreat and Spiritual Director
Therese Gonneville, OSB
MA in Pastoral Theology; Retreat and Spiritual Director
Monika Ellis, OSB
MA in Education; Hymn Writer; Retreat and Spiritual Director
Required reading: Christine Valters Paintner’s Illuminating the Way –available through The Priory Store.
Monthly Format: The format will include contemplative quiet, spiritual direction, spiritual nourishment, small group prayer, liturgical prayer and dinner with the Sisters. Monthly quiet days October through May.
Retreats: October and March retreats. A spiritual director will work with you during retreat
Application for Thursday Full Program
What would your life look like if you gave yourself four retreats per year with guided lectio divina and a full day of silent prayer, time to journal, time to be…?
Overnight or single day:
Monday at 2 pm – Tuesday 2:30 pm; or Tuesday 9:30am-3 pm
Retreat 1: October 23-24, 2017
Retreat 2: February 26-27, 2018 (date change from Jan. 22-23)
Retreat 3: April 16-17, 2018
We have a large number of people who have expressed interest in LWS. It would help us to know if you are still considering participation in LWS 2017-2019. Please email Sister Lucy Wynkoop at email@example.com to let her know you are discerning a call to be a spiritual director and that you may wish to take part in LWS 2017-2019, a formation program for spiritual directors.
We plan to complete our interviews by August 1, 2017 and then we will send out acceptance confirmation on or before August 15, 2017.
If you have any further questions, please call Sister Lucy Wynkoop at 360-438-2595 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Listening with Spirit was an experience in deepening my capacity to listen and be present with another in their desire to encounter the holy. Many people are longing to make the inward journey and to have that journey witnessed by another. The support and validation a spiritual companion provides can enliven and quicken the blossoming of the spirit in another. Jesus said it best, “When two or more are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them.” What’s unique about Listening with Spirit is that the Benedictine tradition of hospitality provides the ground for holding the spiritual encounter. We learned to welcome, listen, discern and give voice to the still small voice within that longs to be heard both in ourselves and in the other. The program provided two years to become steeped in this holy receptivity and commissioned us to go forth and be that listening presence for those who are still seeking.” –Debra Janison, Spiritual Director