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In times of distress, we often feel lost and adrift. What are the beacons that will help us navigate the waters of uncertainty, suffering, and collective isolation? Together we’ll learn from the wise guides Julian of Norwich, the Buddha, and contemporary mystic teacher, James Finley.

We will engage in grounding practices that will bring us safely home to God’s loving presence. Our practices will include lectio divina, breath prayer, spiritual journal writing, and loving kindness meditation. This will be a deeply nourishing retreat with time for reflection, prayer, writing, and sharing in a supportive community.

Retreat Facilitators:

Colette Lafia is a spiritual director, author, and retreat leader who has a passion for helping people connect more deeply with the presence of the sacred in their daily lives. (www.colettelafia.com)

Mary Loebig Giles organizes retreats, teaches contemplative practice, and engages in a community listening project that fosters happier, healthier communities around the world.

Colette and Mary are both recent graduates of the Living School through the Center of Action and Contemplation, and share a love for the Christian contemplative, mystical path.