Fall and Winter Listings
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PLACE: St. Paul of the Cross Retreat and Conference Center, Detroit, MI
DATES: Year round
DESCRIPTION: Experience renewal and restoration minutes from the heart of the renaissance city of Detroit. Enjoy the hospitality of St. Paul of the Cross Retreat and Conference Center, where Passionist spirituality and warmth provide a serene backdrop for your next conference or retreat. Expect comfortable accommodations (private rooms, single floor plan); secure, spacious grounds; professionally prepared meals, and reasonable fees. Conveniently located close to freeways and airport. Plan your visit by calling (313)535-9563 or visiting: stpaulretreat.org


PLACE: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, Villa Maria, PA
DATES: Year round
DESCRIPTION: Located on the picturesque grounds of Villa Maria Community Center, between New Castle, Pennsylvania and Youngstown, Ohio. The woodlands, meadows, pond, outdoor shrines, nature walkways, and farm provide a setting where the whole person, body-mind-spirit, can be nourished. Program offerings (see ad) include retreats and spiritual growth opportunities for adults and youth. We provide hospitality to hosted groups for meetings and conferences, and to individuals seeking sabbath time. Call (724) 964-8886 or visit: www.vmesc.org


PLACE: Springbank Retreat: Eco-Spirituality and the Arts, Kingstree, SC
DATES: Sept. 12 - Dec. 5, 2018, Feb. 6 - May 1, 2019, Sept. 11 - Dec. 4, 2019
DESCRIPTION: ‘I am a pilgrim of the future.’ - Teilhard Springbank Sabbaticals: Rest the Body, Renew the Spirit, Refresh the Mind. A program that celebrates a dynamic integration of earth, creative art and spirit as you explore the question, ‘What’s next in my life.’ Fall and Spring sabbaticals: Sept 12 - Dec 5, 2018; Feb 6 - May 1, 2019; Sept 11 - Dec 4, 2019. Prophetic voices of Thomas Berry Teilhard Thomas Merton Miriam MacGillis Barbara Fiand. www.springbankretreat.org or springbank@springbankretreat.org (843)382-9777


PLACE: Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, WI
DATES: Sept. 8-April 11, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Sept 8: A Circle of Drums-The Rhythm of Life, Bob Kehl; Sept. 21-23: Women’s Retreat: Women Rooted in Faith, Trish Jones, Judith Wojcik; Sept. 25: Flyover Country-Poetry Reading, Austin Brown; Oct. 2-3: Parables Retreat, Sister Mary Ellen O’Dea, OP; Oct. 27: Listening for the Divine Heartbeat in Our Messy World, Sister Miriam Brown, OP; Oct. 27: Native Voices; Nov. 2: Concert with Jesse Manibusen; Nov. 9-10: Life Trapestry-Weaving the ‘HOLY’ into the Threads of Everyday Life!, Sister Stella DeVenuta, OSF; Dec. 1: Practice Resurrection: A Retreat on Wendell Berry, Eric Anglada; Dec. 1: Grief Retreat, Journey Towards Wholeness, Sister Mary Hopkins, OP; Dec. 2: Remembering Our Loved Ones at Holiday Time; Feb. 1-3: Embrace the Change-A Retreat on Navigating Life’s Waivering Terrain, Tom Roberts; Feb. 15-17: Women’s CEW; Feb. 22-24, Men’s CEW; March 13-14: Women of the Passion, Sister Mary Ellen O’Dea, OP; March 29: Lenten Evening of Music and Reflection with Dan Schutte; April 10-11: Women of the Bible Drama, Anita Gutschick. www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.org or (608) 748-4411.

Volunteer Opportunities


PLACE: Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS
DATES: start anytime
DESCRIPTION: GIVE AND TAKE: Give service to the dynamic community of Benedictine sisters at Mount St. Scholastica in their monastery and ministries. Take home peace and spiritual refreshment by sharing in their reverent liturgies and community life. We have opportunities for using many types of skills and learning new ones. One month to two years, start anytime. Must be over 21 and in good health. Modest stipend provided. Details, application and contact information at: www.mountosb.org/share/volunteers