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Weekend Retreats
All programs are held at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse unless otherwise specfied.

Ecology of the Spirit: Insights from Thomas Merton
and Rachel Carson

Thomas Merton, a Cistercian monk, and Rachel Carson, a scientist, recognized the interdependence of life.
Using selections from both writers, this program explores how being aware, identifying spots of time, and recognizing the holy in the ordinary are integral to expanding ecological and spiritual consciousness. Identify points of connection and discover new ways of being in relationship with all of creation. Strengthen your connections with all of creation through an eco-spiritual understanding.

Recommended Reading: New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton; Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Presenter: Vanessa Hurst
Date: Friday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. - Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: Friday, 6:30 p.m.-Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Location: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
Fee: $95 Overnight; $65 Commute; $50 for Sisters of Charity; $25 non-refundable registration fee (applied to total fee) REGISTRATION DUE BY MAY 23

Register here!

Vanessa Hurst is the previous executive director of The Merton Institute for Contemplative Living. She is the author of Engaging Compassion Through Intent & Action, a Community Builder who consults with organ-izations in deepening their cultures of compassion. A practicing contemplative for over 23 years, her natural life rhythm is intentionally sharing compassion with herself, others, and all of creation. Vanessa holds a mas-ter’s degree in Natural Health. In her practice as an intuitive healer and spiritual mentor, Vanessa under-stands living contemplatively and compassionately are the roots of healing. For her, compassion is a lived experience, one she hopes will touch all her relationships. She hopes to inspire others to engage compassion through intent and action.