Upcoming Retreats...

EAC Reunion Retreat,  September 24-27, 2015 Thursday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

artsEmbracing the Artistic Call alumni are invited to return for a reunion retreat to relax, meet and build relationships with the larger EAC community, and renew commitments to living our creative lives with intention. Open to those who have experienced the Embracing the Artistic Call cohort program. Suggested donation: $270 single / $220 shared.

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Sharing the Wisdom of Experience,  October 13-16, 2015 Tuesday 7:30 pm to Friday 1:30 pm A retreat for Spiritual Directors

LightGather with other spiritual directors to unwind and renew. Make connections with one another in sharing your experiences and questions. Enhance your ministry as well as your personal spiritual journey. Open to practicing spiritual directors. Facilitators: Spirituality Ministry team. Suggested donation: $285 Learn more and register...

 

 

 

 

Coming Into Wholeness: The Inward Journey of Life's Second Half, November 13-15 2015, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

wholenessSomething new is being born deep within us as our bodies age.  In the second part of life we embark on the fascinating journey of becoming ourselves.  Later years gift us with a hard-won maturity and we can finally grow into the wondrous and whole person God creates us to be.  Presented by Rev (Dr) Nancy Copeland-Payton. Suggested donation: $195 single/$145 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

Silence the Christmas Noise: Advent Retreat, December 1-17, 2015

AdventSet aside a few days of calm, quiet Advent preparation this year. YOU are worth this gift of time away from the Christmas rush. Prepare yourself for the true meaning of Christmas. Choose the retreat days that fit your schedule. $85/night (includes meals). Learn more and register...

 

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Wise Women: Honoring the Feminine Journey, January 8-10, 2016 Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

womenHow can you nurture your deepest, truest self to respond to today’s world with wisdom and grace? Explore ways of uncovering and nurturing your own inherent wisdom and honoring the collective wisdom of the women around you. Facilitators: Spiritual Ministry team. Suggested donation: $195 single / $145 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

Come to the Quiet, January 22-29, 2016, Friday 7:30 pm to Friday 1:30 pm

winterctqCome away for a silent, individually-directed retreat, with optional faith sharing, creative expression, body prayer and ritual. Relax in God's presence, surrounded by natural beauty and supported by a praying community. Facilitated by Sister Lillian Englert, OSB and Spirituality Ministry Team. Suggested donation:Full week, $515 week; Weekend-Only, $220. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

The Sacred Art of Traditional Iconography, February 15-19, 2016, Monday 3:00 pm to Friday 1:30 pm

Renowned iconographer Fr. Damian returns to guide an exploration of this sacred Christian art form using traditional egg tempera. Materials provided; no experience necessary. Suggested donation: $535 Learn more and register...

 

 

 

 

 

Embracing the Artistic Call: A Cohort Program for Exploring the Mystery of the Creative Experience, Initial Week: February 22-26, 2016

embracingA Creative Expressions Cohort

Working together, we will embrace the profound mystery of creative expression, nurture new artistic possibilities and support our individual artistic journeys. The program includes two retreats and guided work at home over a 12-week period. Open to established artists as well as those longing to live a creative life with intention. Suggested donation: $765 Learn more and register...

 

 

 

A Celtic Vision of Church: Faith Lived in Community, March 11-13, 2016, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

anamcaratThrough the eyes of the Celtic saints and scholars and the landscapes of the ancient sacred places, we will explore and experience a church of believing and belonging where communion and creed are equally emphasized and the practice of faith is deemed more vital than its proclamation. Facilitator: Mary Lonergan, OSF. Suggested donation: $195 single / $145 each shared Learn more and register...

 

 

 

 

 

A Watercolor Journey, March 15-17, 2016, Tuesday 7:30 pm to Thursday 1:30 pm

treeExplore watercolor tecniques with step-by-step instructions on the use of color and light and capturing mood and emotion. Paint with more confidence and find your own artistic vision while exploring the spiritual aspects of your personal life path. For beginning and intermediate painters. Supplies provided. Facilitator: Pearl Maxner. Suggested donation: $220 single / $170 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

A Woman's Call to Spirituality: Emerging Faith in Our Daily Walk, April 8-10, 2016, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

listenTalitha koum means “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” One of Jesus’ many parables about faith tells of the synagogue official’s daugh- ter who was close to death. (Mk 5:41) We’ll discover emerging faith through scripture, song, poetry, and our own lives. How can faith “come to life” for each of us in our daily walk? Faciliator: Katie Cooper, OSB. Suggested donation: $195 single / $145 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

 

 

Centering Prayer Intensive, April 11-17, 2016, Monday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

centerprayerEnhance your contemplative prayer life through this intensive weeklong retreat in our beautiful space. Expand the fundamentals of your centering prayer practice and deepen your spiritual life in this quiet, transformative setting. Previous centering prayer experience is required. Facilitators: Darlyne Pape and Donna Kreiensieck. Suggested donation: $515. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

Come to the Quiet, June 24 – July 1, 2016, Friday 7:30 pm to Friday 1:30 pm

quietCome away for a silent, individually-directed retreat with optional faith sharing, creative expression, body prayer and ritual. Relax in God's presence surrounded by natural beauty and supported by a praying community. Suggested donation: $515/week, $220/weekend only. Facilitators: Lillian Englert, OSB, and team. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

 

 

Online Retreats: Make a Retreat from Work or Home

Online RetreatA retreat is always a time to get away from our daily routine and take some special time for ourselves and to spend some time with God and deepening our faith life. Although it is nice to be able to go away for a retreat, this isn’t always possible. The online retreat is designed for people who want to make a retreat but aren’t able to get away. You can make this retreat without leaving your home or office. FREE. Make an online retreat...

 

 

 

Take in the view. Take your time.

For your retreat, consider the bus! Have someone else drive while you take in the scenery. Some people have found that riding the bus is not only a less stressful way to travel in winter, but more peaceful and economical at all times of the year. The Cottonwood area is served by Northwestern Trailways and we are happy to transport you from the bus stop and back. Find affordable rates and purchase tickets at NorthwesternTrailways.com.

Retreatants coming from a distance often extend their stays by a day or two, making the experience "worth the trip." While one person might choose to come a day early to pray and prepare himself to go into retreat, another might elect to stay a day afterwards, in order to process her experience before returning to daily life. A night's stay at Spirit Center is $85 donation, which includes meals. Ask about the opportunities to come early and stay late when you register for your next retreat. Call us at 208-962-2000 to learn more and/or schedule to be picked up.

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