This 3-week Sabbath time will explore the call to Passion in our lives, especially in light of its importance in the spiritual journey. If the God of Love is also the God of Mystery, how does Passion as a Life-Force bear witness to the Mystery of Love? And how might I both “rediscover and renew” Passion within my life’s journey towards being more alive In-Spirit?
Our 3 weeks will include: morning workshops/presentations; free afternoons/evenings (with options available); suggestions for prayer/reflection; spiritual companioning (direction); availability of daily Eucharist; electives (art, t’ai chi chih, yoga, massage, basketweaving, films). Several guest speakers, elective teachers, and Sabbath facilitator, Bro. Michael Laratonda, will be our presenters.
The second week of the Sabbath will be devoted to a guided retreat: “Spirituality on Film: Realities of God’s Grace”. It is hoped that this will aid in ‘depthing’ our theme within a silent contemplative time (which will include daily spiritual companioning).
Date, Time and Cost:
This mini-sabbath program begins at 7;00 PM on July 9, 2017 and ends at 11:00 AM ton July 30, 2017. The all-inclusive cost is $1,800. There is a non-refundable deposit of $300. Your registration is not confirmed until your deposit is received.
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About The Presenter: Michael Laratonda FMS
Michael Laratonda, FMS, a Marist Brother, served as associate director of Wellsprings. An experienced spiritual director and administrator, Michael has offered numerous workshops in journaling, dreams, prayer, sexuality, intimacy and celibacy. Michael is involved in retreat work, spiritual direction, and facilitating programs for various communities throughout the U.S.
Date(s) - 07/09/2017 - 07/30/2017
Franciscan Spiritual Center
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