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Spirituality Retreats and Programs
All programs are held at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse unless otherwise specfied.

On Another Beat...Drum Circle

Come and enjoy timeless rhythms of self-expression from the core of your being – no experience or formal training needed - just your heartbeat. In the Drum Circle, there is no audience. Everyone is part of the echoing sound that comes from their within. Spend one hour with your heart beat and find the rhythm of your soul. No experience needed, drums are provided.

Facilitator: Shirley LeBlanc, SC
Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 31, Apr. 28, May 26, Jul. 28 and Aug. 25
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
Fee: No fee; registration requested.

S. Shirley, our drumming facilitator celebrates the third anniversary in drumming at the Motherhouse. She is retired but loves to get together with folks to drum either for the sheer pleasure of it or the soulful space drumming can bring.


Praying with Nature through the Seasons

We are all aware of the gifts of the seasons with each new day of our lives. Here in the Midwest we experience the changes of nature on a daily basis. Using photographs and the outdoors we can get in touch with our loving God. This program will allow us to observe and experience some of the ways
nature shows forth those day to day changes.

Presenter: Marty Dermody, SC
Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 24, Apr. 18 and June 6, 2018
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 photography in her prayer.


Pathways to Prayer

As adults how do we pray? There are many ways we have learned over the years, different ways of communicating with 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” involving a variety of ways that people pray.

Time: 10 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Location: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
Fee : $15; $10 for Sisters of Charity. Payment due at time of registration.

THEMES/PRESENTER/DATES:

Circle Dance, Louise Lawarre — Feb. 3 (Registration by 1/24)
Dance is part of human culture worldwide. Sacred Circle Dancing as it has developed at the intentional community in Findhorn, Scotland, blends movement and music from both traditional cultures and contem-porary life. Easy circle dances to themes of gratitude and peace bring participants together to share the fun of moving together, and create a rhythmic motion in which each dancer can slip into their own meditation.

Louise Lawarre has a Masters Degree in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. She studied Earth Literacy with Sr. Miriam Therese MacGillis at Genesis Farm in New Jersey. She is the found-ing director of GAPP (Greater Anderson Promotes Peace).

Praying with Catholic Social Teaching, Cj Willie, SC — Mar. 3 (Registration by 2/21)
Catholic Social Teaching is at the heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. This session brings to-gether the connection between charity, justice and deepening one's own spirituality.

Caroljean Willie, SC has extensive experience working cross-culturally as a teacher, principal, teacher-trainer, and cultural diversity consultant and retreat director. She recently completed two terms of office as the NGO representative at the United Nations where she worked in the areas of social development, education, envi-ronmental sustainability, human trafficking, interfaith dialogue and poverty eradication for the Sisters of Charity Federation. She continues to work with microfinancing projects in Africa.

Cj currently serves as the Program Director for EarthConnection, an environmental center in Cincinnati, Ohio and serves on the board of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light.

Prayer in the Hindu Tradition, Swami Parameshananda — Apr. 7 (Registration by 3/28)
Swami Parameshananda, a Hindu monk and a member of the Bharat Sevashram Sangha monas-tic order will share the experience of prayer that is common for our Hindu brothers and sisters. His presentation will help us to deepen our ability to live in the present moment.

Swami Parameshananda is a Hindu monk, a member of the Bharat Sevashram Sangha monastic order. He speaks internationally on spiritual topics, especially on the importance of living in the present moment. Origi-nally from Guyana, he now lives with his community in Jamaica, New York, and serves as the NGO representa-tive of his religious community at the United Nations. He is the author of several books, including The Making of an American Yogi.


Praying with Paint

Praying with Paint is an opportunity to reflect, pray and use our creative energy to share ideas through color on a canvas. Expression and images help make our creative juices come alive and connect us to the source of all energy God.

Presenter: Bill Owen
Dates/Times:
Wednesday, Feb. 21; 6:30-8:30 p.m. (registration by 2/12)
Saturday, April 21; 10 a.m.-noon (registration by 4/12)
Location: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
Fee: $15; $10 for Sisters of Charity (additional $5 for supplies)

Register here!

Bill Owen has been involved in art since the age of five. He studied art all through high school and attended the Art Advertising Academy. Bill has been involved in art projects while traveling in Hong Kong and China. He currently works as Activities Coordinator at Mother Margaret Hall.


Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness is paying attention to something in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgement. This allows us to learn our minds so that we are no longer overwhelmed by the constant flow of thoughts, feelings, and sensations, and as a result, achieve clarity of mind. This workshop provides the participant with an opportunity to “practice mindfulness” in order to be able to apply it in their own lives (hopefully daily) in order to counter the constant flow of information that we all are exposed to. 

Leader: Barb Beimesch
Dates: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
Fee: $25; $10 for Sisters of Charity; payable at registration

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Barbara Beimesch, PsyD is a Clinical Psychologist who works with underserved populations of patients often in urban settings. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University.


Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is an ongoing program in the Spirituality Center. We share the practice of Centering Prayer and support one another in a contemplative lifestyle.

Mondays
Leaders: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
Location: Prayer Room; SC Motherhouse
Time:
10-11 a.m.
Fee: free; no registration required

Wednesdays
Leaders: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
Location: Prayer Room; SC Motherhouse
Time:
4-5 p.m.
Fee: free; no registration required