Spiritual Genealogy Retreat

  • Details

  • 8/09/19
  • 6:30 p.m. -
  • $150 – $180
  • All Ages
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  • Educational
  • Speaker

Event Description

Sometimes we ponder the Gospel genealogies of Mary and Joseph. These were carefully composed to give a sense of—in today’s idiom—“where Jesus was coming from.” His family tree gives clues to his personality-bent and gifts, his faith groundings and values, some ancestral wrong-headedness to set right, visions to tweak and carry forward, hopes to be fulfilled. Exploring where we come from helps us recognize and appreciate who we are: the cosmic and human-family stories of our beginnings; our enveloping yet evolving faith, social culture, worldviews and values; some humor, foibles, passions, sorrows, unfinished business from prior generations; and our own spirituality and desires that run deep. We will come to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) for a 24-hour retreat to explore the holy people we come from—both situational and chosen. This is how the Mystery of Life and Love works in our lives and pours forth into the future! As we put our genealogies together, it will be an invigorating and holy celebration. Facilitator Miriam Brown, OP, a Sinsinawa Dominican, is a member of the program staff of the Siena Retreat Center in Racine, Wisconsin. She is a spiritual guide, retreat facilitator, and presenter on spiritual and societal themes. She is at home in the area, growing up near Dubuque and directing the tristate ecumenical organization Churches’ Center for Land and People during all of the 1990s and well into the 2000s. She knows our roots are strong. Come learn about them! The cost is $180 and includes sessions, Friday lodging and all Saturday meals. The commuter fee is $150 and includes Saturday lunch and dinner. Saturday night lodging with breakfast may be added for $55. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.

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