Upcoming Retreats...

Embracing the Artistic Call: A Cohort Program for Exploring the Mystery of the Creative Experience, Initial Week: January 12-16, 2015

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. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

Come to the Quiet, January 23 – 30, 2015

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, $510 single; Weekend-Only, $215 single. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

The Sacred Art of Traditional Iconography, February 8 - 13, 2015

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"Christ Enthroned," by Father Damian Higgins

"Whether we know it or not, we're an iconographic people," Father Damian Higgins says. "We're surrounded by images we respond to, but mostly they advertise. They direct us toward a product. Holy icons direct us not toward themselves, but toward the divine." Father Damian is an iconographer whose numerous works are featured in churches and collections around the world. Don't miss this encounter with sacred Christian art. All materials provided and no artistic experience needed. Suggested donation: $580 Learn more and register...

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Into Wholeness: The Inward Journey of Life's Second Half, February 20-22, 2015 *FULL* Please call 208-962-2000 to be put on the waiting list.

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: $190 single/$140 each shared. Learn more...

 

 

 

Breakthrough Enneagram, March 13-15, 2015, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

enneagram"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." 2 Cor. 12:9 Using the ancient wisdom preserved by the Monks at Mount Athos, discover your personality traits through your weaknesses and learn to walk on the path of transformation through Christ's power. Facilitator: Barbara Jean Glodowski, OSB. Suggested donation: $190 single / $140 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

 

The Annunciation: Listening With the Artists, March 20-22, 2015, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

annunciationWhat did Mary hear when the angel announced she would give birth to Jesus? The Annunciation has fascinated artists through the centuries. Join us as we examine the theology and spirituality of this sacred event through artists' depictions and explore Mary's invitation from God, as well as our own. With Teresa Jackson, OSB; and Theresa Henson. Suggested donation: $190 single / $140 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

A Watercolor Journey, April 14-16, 2015, Tuesday 7:30 pm to Thursday 1:30 pm

treeExplore the natural realism style of watercolor 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. Facilitator: Pearl Maxner. Suggested donation: $190 single / $140 each shared. Learn more and register...

 

 

 

A Woman's Call to Spirituality: Making a Difference in Our World, May 1-3, 2015, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

womenWe'll explore the lives of courageous women and learn how they surmounted the impossible to bring more peace, beauty and justice to the world. Each of us, inspired by dreams and gifts, can gain wisdom to make a difference in our own corners of the world. Facilitator: Katie Cooper, OSB. Suggested donation: $190 single / $140 each shared. More information coming soon...

 

 

Centering Prayer Intensive, May 15-21, 2015 Friday 7:30 pm to Thursday 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: $510. Learn more and register...

 

 

Come to the Quiet, June 26 – July 3, 2015 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: $510/week, $215/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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