MiniSabbath: “Rediscovering and Renewing Passion on the Spiritual Journey”

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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 beig 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, will be our presenters.

The second week of the Sabbath will be devoted to a guided retreat:  “Song of Songs:  A Celebration of the Many Faces of Love”.  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:

The minisabbath begins at 7:00 PM on Sunday July 10, 2016 and ends at 11:00 AM on Sunday, July 31, 2016.  The cost is $1,800 which is all inclusive.

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) - 07/10/2016 - 07/31/2016
All Day

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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