The Star That Blazes Inside You: A Weekend Advent Retreat
With Eileen Dooling, RSM, Joan Linley & Fr. Terry Moran
Let us gather to ponder in our hearts the mystery of God’s desire to share life and love with each one of us and all of God’s creation. As we enter together the quiet stillness and befriend the darkness of this season, we will call on deeper ways of knowing, through prayer, song, ritual and companionship, to listen for what longs to be born in us. Always expectant, always “expecting,” what ways are we called to bear the light of God into our world?
Our time together will include gatherings for reflection & sharing; Mass and ritual and time for solitude. Those who prefer to eat in silence may use our Upper Dining Room for meals.
Friday, December 1 (begins with 5:30 dinner) - Sunday, December 3 (ends at noon)
$285 includes program, single room accommodations with ensuite bath & all meals
$250/person for double occupancy with ensuite bath, program & all meals
$175 Commuter Fee (includes program, 2 dinners and 1 lunch)
Eileen Dooling, RSM, Mercy by the Sea's executive director, has a background in elementary education and administration. She served 15 years in community leadership positions including 5 years as president of the Sisters of Mercy of Connecticut. Prior to returning to Mercy by the Sea, she was a member of the Holy Family Retreat House retreat team in West Hartford.
Joan Linley, Program Director, is a spiritual director and supervisor, retreat director and labyrinth facilitator. She has recently launched the School for the Second Half of Life and Women's Emerging Leadership. Her particular interest is those practices that cultivate a new way of being.
Rev. Terrence J. Moran has thirty years experience as a spiritual director. He has given retreats and workshops on theology and spirituality throughout North America and in 25 other countries. He serves as the Director of the Office of Peace, Justice & Ecological Integrity for the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth. He recently completed six years as chair of the Coordinating Council of Spiritual Directors International. Formerly, he directed the pastoral internship program for ministry students at the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. His special interests include spiritual direction with Hispanics and how spiritual direction can contribute to a more just, peaceful, and verdant world.