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...istry burn-out, grief and loss, life and ministry transition, psycho-sexual immaturity, the father wound, the mother wound and psycho-social impairment, recovery from dysfunctional family and community systems and healing victims of violence and adult children of trauma. The Vitality program is designed for both individual and group participation and offers a prayerful environment for those who seek personal discernment, healing and direction. Who Can Benefit? Our most recent participants have been men and women religious, priests, seminarians and laity of all ages from around the country with varied backgrounds and training. The one most common factor is their desire for an in-depth and intensive therapeutic experience that prepares them for active ministry and equips them with mature life skills for ‘living life to the full.’ (Jn10:10) Many participants have come to heal their father wound which has left them unable to establish boundaries, maintain healthy relationships, manage and contain personal life choices, work well with authority, procrastinate and self-sabotage. Others have come to heal their mother wound that may has left them with emotional paralysis, frozen feelings or enmeshment, disaffected with body image, fear of sexuality and sensuality or an inability to relate to self, God and others. e-mail: or call (719)633-2302.

PLACE: Shalom Spirituality Center, Dubuque, IA
DATES: April 27-29, June 15-20, June 25-30, July 15-20, July 29-Aug. 3, Oct.5-7, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Offering classes, retreats, seminars, and workshops year-round for the mind, body, soul and spirit! Our relaxing, restful, restorative environment is ideal for prayer, reflection, mindfulness, and discernment. Come experience spiritual growth and personal renewal. The Simple Care Of A Hopeful Heart: Resilience, Compassion, Personal Well-Being, And Prayer Friday, April 27, 7:00PM — Sunday, April 29, 11:30AM, Dr. Robert J. Wicks, PsyD. One of the greatest gifts we can share with others is a sense of our own peace/ Healing: Myth, Magic, Or Miracle? Friday, June 15, 5:30PM — Wednesday, June 20, 9:00AM, Fr. Jim Starbuck. We live in a world that needs healing, both in society and as individuals/ The Art And Heart Of The Spiritual Life Monday, June 25, 5:30PM — Saturday, June 30, 9AM, Fr. Albert Haase, OFM. The spiritual life is the process of being transformed into the image of Christ for the sake of others/ Wisdom From St. Francis Of Assisi For The 21St Century Sunday, July 15, 5:30PM — Friday, July 20, 9:00 AM, Sr. Kathy Warren, OSF What might the wisdom of St. Francis have to say to questions we live with in the 21st century?/Our Cosmic Heritage Sunday, July 29, 5:30PM — Friday, August 3, 9:00AM, Sr. Meg Gemar, OSF. How do we broaden and deepen our relationship with God as ‘Holy Mystery’?/Images Of God In The Psalms/Friday, October 5, 7:00PM — Sunday, October 7, 11:30AM, Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA (563)582-3592.



PLACE: Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA
DATES: 2018
DESCRIPTION: Mercy Center Burlingame is an internationally known conference and retreat center sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, located near San Francisco, California. We provide a peaceful environment for people of diverse faiths and backgrounds to nourish their spiritual and professional lives. This summer we are offering a Supervision Practicum for spiritual directors, and retreats by respected teachers, including Fr. Michael Fish and Veronica Mary Rolf. More about contemplative retreats and formation programs at:

PLACE: Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA
DATES: July 31-Aug. 6, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Retreat with Martin...