Spirituality Retreats and Programs
All programs are held at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse unless otherwise specfied.
Most of us learned from our parents or in school the rote prayers that we used every day before the class day would begin. Now as adults how do we pray? There are many ways we have learned over the years, dif-ferent ways of communicating with our God. It is something we desire and something we need in our world today. We invite you to come and share with us the “Pathways to Prayer”, which will involve sharing a vari-ety of ways that people pray in this day and time.
Below is a list of the prayer experiences and person who will share with the participants the information and opportunity to set aside some time to pray in a particular way.
February 4 - Tai Chi (10-12) Mary Ann Humbert, SC
March 4 - Praying All Ways, Cj Willie, SC
April 1 - Labyrinth, Donna Steffen, SC
May 6 - Contemplation, Marge Kloos, SC
TIME: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
FEE: $25 each session or $60 for three/$75 for four (lunch provided)
We are all aware of the gifts of the seasons with each new day of our lives. Where we live here in the Mid-west allows us to experience the changes of nature on a daily basis. Using photographs and the outdoors we can get in touch with our loving God through these cyclical changes. This program will allow us to ob-serve and experience some of the ways nature around us shows forth those day to day changes.
PRESENTER: Marty Dermody, SC
DATE: Apr. 19 and June 7
TIME: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Rose Room; SC Motherhouse
FEE: No fee; registration requested
S. Marty Dermody, SC is the current Director of the Spirituality Center and loves sharing her work of photog-raphy in her prayer.
The winter doldrums, the bothersome dark-ness that envelops the morning, the heaviness of spirit because of life’s tragedies necessitate a “booster shot” for our souls. We will exam-ine ways to become “persons of light” by re-framing the darkness and praying over the good news and bad news of life.
FACILITATOR: Thérèse DelGenio, SNDdeN
DATE: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
TIME: 1:30-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Rose Room; SC Motherhouse
FEE: $15 paid in full at registration
Thérèse DelGenio is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. Over the years she has been privileged to serve as a teacher, addictions counselor, pas-toral associate, founder and executive director of a homeless shelter, field education director, spiritual director, retreat director, novice direc-tor, lecturer, and author. She is currently doing social work at Our Daily Bread in Cincinnati and is an active member of the InterCommunity Justice and Peace Sisters' Group Against Human Trafficking.
Centering Prayer is an ongoing program in the Spirituality Center. We seek to share the practice of Centering Prayer and support one another in a contemplative lifestyle. FREE—no registration required.
One 20-minute period of Centering followed by sharing on a selected book related to Cen-tering Prayer.
LEADERS: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
TIME: 4-5 p.m.
PLACE: Prayer Room, Sisters of Chrity Motherhouse
This year the theme for our Reflection Sundays comes from the UISG (International Union Superiors General) meeting held in Rome this past May 2016. What a beautiful title to stop, reflect and share in our world today. Our speakers this year will focus on the themes of Collaboration and Cooperation, Justice, Earth/Ecology/Environmental justice and weaving the Spirit. We look forward to the wisdom that will be shared by our presenters. Mark your calendars for the first Sunday of the month beginning with November 6. Weaving Collaboration and Cooperation.
Marcel DeJonckheere, SC
Weaving Justice for Human Trafficking
Joan Deiters, SC
Weaving the Spirit
TIME: 9:30 AM - Mass in Chapel
10:45 AM - Presentation in Cedars
11:30 AM - Large group questions/comments
12:00 PM - Dinner
FEE: $20 (includes meal)
There is no fee for the Sundays of Reflection for SC’s and Associates. Donations are welcome to defray expenses. Those who do not live at the Motherhouse are requested to call 347-5300 (daytime) or 347-5346 (evening) and leave a message if you plan to stay for dinner