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Summer Retreats
All programs are held at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse unless otherwise specfied.
For more information and to register...

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.


Nurturing Christ-Presence with
God’s Good Earth & Cosmos
Maureen Wild, SC
July 5-10, 2018

God’s good Earth and cosmos continues to evolve around us and within us. The creating energy of God is an ongoing process - cosmogenesis. It is Divine creativity unfolding a sacred creation.

Conferences integrate the legacy and identity we share as cosmological-beings, Earth-beings, Christ-centered beings, and beings within the universal heart of love that is continually carried forward. Conferences will also draw on parallel themes from Pope Francis regarding an integral ecology and the urgency for protection and compassion highlighted within Laudato Si’ - Care of our Common Home. In this special contemplative setting - with invitation into silence and reflection, communion and prayer - this retreat encourages nurturing Christ-presence with God’s good Earth and cosmos - nurturing love for our sacred Earth community, greening our minds, hearts and Spirit for love of the present and for generations to come.

Director: Maureen Wild, SC
Date: July 5-10, 2018
Times: Thursday, July 5, 4 p.m. - Tuesday, July 10, after noon meal
Fee: $400 (includes meals & overnight); $375 SCs
$50 non-refundable registration fee (applied to total cost)

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MAUREEN WILD, SC, a Sister of Charity (Halifax) since 1983, served as parish assistant and teacher for several years in the inner cities of Edmonton, AB, and Roxbury, MA. Maureen’s graduate studies (’93 Boston) and primary ministry focus for over two decades has been on themes of our Living Cosmology and Sa-cred Ecology. She served as Director of two spiritual-based ecological learning centres – Genesis Farm, NJ and Centre for Earth and Spirit, BC (which she founded). As a sought-after speaker and retreat guide, she continually develops educational and retreat initiatives. Maureen has been deeply inspired by Paula Gonzalez, SC - by Paula’s great work and legacy focused on positive action with renewable energy sources and low carbon footprint.


Awakening Consciousness
Jan Novotka and Marie Larkin
August 12-18, 2018

There is an evolutionary shift occurring at the level of consciousness. Exploring both traditional spirituality and modern scientific insights, this retreat provides the ground work for understanding this new dimension of consciousness.

Directors: Jan Novotka and Marie Larkin
Date: August 12-18, 2018
Times: Sunday, Aug. 12, 4 p.m. - Saturday, Aug. 18, after noon meal
Fee: $400 (includes meals & overnight); $375 SCs
$50 non-refundable registration fee (applied to total cost)

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JAN NOVOTKA is an internationally known retreat facilitator and song writer sought out for her gift of creating a more contemplative approach for assemblies, congregational chapters, and other spiritual and/or Earth-focused gatherings. She is committed to the evolutionary shift occurring at the level of consciousness. Jan holds a masters degree in Religious Education from Fordham University, is certified in Earth Literacy, and is an organic gardener.

MARIE LARKIN has years of experience as an art teacher in Manchester, England. Until recently she served as the director of the Catherine McAuley House, a shelter for homeless women and children in Plymouth, PA. Marie is certified as a spiritual director and has taught “Art & Spirituality” for The Institute for Contemporary Spirituality in Scranton, PA.


Directed Retreats
July 5-10, 2018

PATMARIE BERNARD, SC, RN has been a spiritual director and retreat director since 1990. She received formal preparation in spiritual direction at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. Pat has training in dream work, jour-naling, centering prayer, Lectio Divina, Native American spirituality and creative expression work. She served on the retreat staff of the Sangre de Cristo Renewal Program in Santa Fe, NM. Her ministry experience includes healthcare outreach with management and nursing services among the poor.

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.

MARGARET MACH, SC, a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, is a spiritual director and retreat guide at River’s Edge in Cleveland, OH. Prior to this ministry she served 11 years as Director of the Office of Evangelization for the Dio-cese of Cleveland. She holds a Master in Theology from the University of Dayton, a Master of Education from St. John College in Cleveland and a certificate in spiritual direction from the Vincentian Studies Institute. Over some 30 years, she has offered retreats, parish missions and workshops on various topics of spirituality.

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.

Times: Thurs., July 5, 4 p.m. - Tues., July 10, after noon meal
Fee: $475 (includes meals & overnight); $450 SCs
$50 non-refundable registration fee (applied to total cost)

August 12-18, 2018

TJOAN DEITERS, SC gives spiritual direction for individuals and also directs retreats. She completed the Internship in Spiritual Direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center, Milford, OH and received a master’s degree in Christian Spir-ituality from Creighton University, Omaha, NE. She has a certificate from the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy with a specialty in Jungian studies, Mt. Kisco, NY. Before coming to Mount St. Joseph, Joan was in private practice in psychotherapy and spiritual direction.

THÉRÈSE DEL GENIO, SNDdeN is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. Over the years she has taught elememtary school children, served as a pastoral associate, acted as director of field education at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, founded and headed a shelter for the homeless, and served as national director of canonical novices for her order. S. Therese is a retreat/spiritual director, addictions counselor, workshop presenter and author. Currently she is assistant to the social worker at Our Daily Bread Shelter and convener of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Sis-ters subcommittee against human trafficking.

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.

FR. BOB ROSS, SJ was ordained in 1972. He spent 33 years in hospital pastoral care including 26 years at St. Eliz-abeth Health Care in Northern Kentucky. He was director of Pastoral Care there from 1981 until his retirement in 2006. He then spent over 5 years on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and now resides in the Cincinnati Jesu-it Community on the Xavier University Campus. He assists at St. Xavier Parish in downtown Cincinnati and helps as needed in other locations celebrating sacramental and pastoral ministries.

Times: Sunday, Aug. 12, 4 p.m. - Saturday, Aug. 18, after noon meal
Fee: $475 (includes meals & overnight); $450 SCs
$50 non-refundable registration fee (applied to total cost)

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