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Summer Retreats
All programs are held at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse unless otherwise specfied.
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GENERAL INFORMATION

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!
If you find you cannot make a retreat for which you have regis-tered, please call immediately, as others may be waiting. It helps to have a second choice in case your first choice is filled.

SPECIAL NEEDS
Walking can be extensive here. We have a limited number of rooms close to conference rooms, elevators, restrooms, etc. We will do our best to fill your needs, but it is not always possible. Thank you for understanding.

ROOMS
Rooms are private but not air conditioned. There are fans in each room and air conditioners in the halls. There are sinks in each room but common baths.

SWIMMING
Outdoor swimming is available beginning Memorial Day weekend.

PHONES
During the day, messages can be left at the information desk (513-347-5300) or at the Spirituality Center office (513-347-5449). For emergency evening calls, you can give someone the number of the phone nearest you once you arrive.


Spiritual Lessons from the Psalms
Conference Retreat with Fr. Tim Schehr

June 11-17, 2017
Saint Ambrose called the Book of Psalms a gymnasium for the soul. He explains that the Psalter is filled with reflections to help us gain strength for the journey of life. Let’s read some of the Psalms together and get a good spiritual work-out.

Fr. Schehr enjoys reading God’s word with others. By the generosity of the people of faith he was fortunate to have the chance to do graduate work in Rome and at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. He has been on the seminary faculty for nearly forty years. He enjoys teaching, writing and giving days of reflection on biblical topics. He is a weekend associate in several parishes in Clermont County.

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Directed Retreats
June Retreats open at 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 12 and end
with the noon meal on Saturday, June 18.

June 11-17, 2016
BETTY FINN, SC is currently engaged in spiritual direction and retreat work. She has a background in counseling and a private practice of spiritual direction. Betty has previously been involved in community leadership, formation work, working with adult students at Mount St. Joseph University, and elementary education. She has been giving retreats, both directed and conference, for over 20 years.

MAUREEN HEVERIN, SC received formal training in Spiritual Direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, OH in 1990. Her ministry experience includes elementary and adult education, social service work, spiritual formation, and leadership in the Sisters of Charity. Presently, Maureen’s ministry in the Spirituality Center includes spiritual direction (individual and group), directing retreats and facilitating various spiritual programs.

MARY ANN HUMBERT, SC participated in the summer Institute in Spiritual Direction out of Loyola University, Chi-cago and studied in the Christian Spirituality program at Creighton University, Omaha, NE. She completed her in-ternship in Retreat and Spiritual Direction at Milford Spiritual Center where she subsequently worked as part of the internship training team. She has conducted prayer classes, retreat opportunities and adult educational sessions for men and women from diverse religious traditions. She is trained in Bio-Spirituality and Focusing and has been journeying with others as a Spiritual Director since 1973.

MARY ELLEN MURPHY, SC is engaged in the ministry of spiritual direction/companioning and directed retreats. Her ministry experience includes teaching, parish work, religious education, social service work, missionary work in Africa and leadership in the Sisters of Charity. She has an MA in Religious Education from the University of Notre Dame and completed the Spiritual Direction Internship Program at Kordes Center in Ferdinand, IN.

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July 30-August 5, 2017
JUDITH BONINI, IHM is a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Community of Monroe, MI. She is a certified Spiritual Director and Board Certified Hospital Chaplain. Judith ministered in Puerto Rico for eight years. She believes it is a privilege to accompany persons on their journey toward God. Her focus is to be a listening presence as the individual moves deeper into the heart of the Holy One.

CAROL BRENNER, SC is a spiritual director and retreat minister. She completed her Internship in Spiritual Direc-tion in Milford, Ohio in 1987 and has been companioning others on their spiritual journey since then. Her past ministry experience includes teaching, religious education, parish ministry, eleven years in St. Lucia and 16 years on the staff of the Spirituality Center. Carol enjoys accompanying those who are seeking a deeper relationship with God.

MAUREEN HEVERIN, SC received formal training in Spiritual Direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, OH in 1990. Her ministry experience includes elementary and adult education, social service work, spiritual formation, and leadership in the Sisters of Charity. Presently, Maureen’s ministry in the Spirituality Center includes spiritual direction (individual and group), directing retreats and facilitating various spiritual programs.

FR. TOM SPEIER, is a member of the OFM Province of Franciscans based in Cincinnati. Presently he ministers on the parish team which serves the students attending the University of Cincinnati. He spent the first half of his priestly life as professor and Director of Formation in his Order’s college seminaries. He also served on the Midwest Inter-provincial Novitiate Team. In addition to his teaching ministry, Fr. Tom spent two years conducting retreats at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Cincinnati. He has organized renewal workshops for the Franciscan friars in his own province as well as for other Franciscan families. During the last thirty years he has shared numerous retreats and missions with sisters, priests, and laity.

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Heart Speaks To Heart: Biblical Women Embrace Their Story
Guided Retreat with Dr. Nicki Verploegen & Nancy Sheridan, SASV

July 30-August 5, 2017
Welcome to a guided retreat in which our Biblical foresisters invite us into their journey. Each day we will pray with Biblical pairs whose journey engages us in our own. Nicki and Nancy will be available for individual spiritual conversations as the retreat unfolds.

Dr. Nicki Verploegen, Co-Founder of TATENDA International, served as Director of Spiritual and Ministerial Development and Visiting Professor at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA for eight years. Presently she teaches cours-es in spirituality in graduate schools around the US, includ-ing the Archdiocese of Boston’s Diaconate Program.

S. Nancy Sheridan, SASV is a member of the Congregation Leadership Team of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, an international group of women religious. She is spiritual director and supervisor of spiritual directors having spent eight years on the staff of the Center of Reli-gious Development in Cambridge, MA.

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Options for Retreats

There are other Sisters of Charity spiritual directors available for directed retreats at the scheduled retreat times or other re-treat times. Both the conference and directed retreats can be made for a shorter number of days if so desired. If choosing a director for a directed retreat other than those listed in this brochure, contact the Sister to make sure she is available during your requested days before sending in your registration. If you would like assistance in identifying other directors, call 513-347-5453 for information or email us at spirituality.center@srcharitycinti.org.

Most people who desire to make a retreat want to step aside from the busy life they lead and spend some time looking within, looking at their relationship with God, and what is happening in their lives. All adults are welcome to participate in our retreats regardless of religious affiliation, vocation or gender. Private retreats and individually directed retreats can be scheduled throughout the year. Call the Spirituality Center director, S. Marty Dermody, SC, at 513-347-5453 for assistance.

Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center
5900 Delhi Road
Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051
513-347-5449 513-347-5453
www.srcharitycinti.org/spirit.htm