A Sacred Journey Through the Second Half of Life
with Joan Linley
"With a deepening focus, keen preparation, attention to the path below our feet,
and respect for the destination at hand, it is possible to transform
even the most ordinary trip into a sacred journey, a pilgrimage."
- Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage
Those of us who are given the gift of years can become pilgrims on the sacred path of growing old. As Cousineau reflects, "To people the world over, pilgrimage is a spiritual exercise, an act of devotion. ... Always, it is a journey of risk and renewal. For a journey without challenge has no meaning; one without purpose has no soul." This stage of life invites us to a greater sense of wholeness and to a meaning of life that unfolds through the wisdom of years. These years, lived mindfully, offer an opportunity to enter more deeply into — and to more fully appreciate — what matters most in life.
Through prayer, story, scripture and poetry, we will reflect on the spiritual invitations of the second half of life. There will be time for sharing in community and for quiet and solitude. Meals in the McAuley Dining Room will provide time for conversation. Those, who prefer silent meals, may use the Upper Dining Room. We will enter silence from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day.
The program will begin on Friday, June 22, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and conclude on Sunday after breakfast. Cost of the program, single room accommodations with private bath and meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast is $285.
Joan Linley, Mercy by the Sea Program Director, is a spiritual director and supervisor, retreat director and labyrinth facilitator. She launched the School for the Second Half of Life in 2016. Her particular interest is those practices that cultivate a new way of being.
|Dates:||6/22/2018 to 6/24/2018|
|Note: Registration has ended|