A Sacred Journey Through the Second Half of Life

with Joan Linley and Karin Nobile

"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 this second half of life. There will be time for sharing in community and for quiet and solitude. Meals in our McAuley Dining Room will provide time for conversation, while those who prefer silent meals may use the upper dining room. We will enter silence from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

The retreat will be held from Friday, November 2, to Sunday, November 4.  The fee of $285 covers the program, a single room with private bath and meals.

Joan Linley is a member of the Program Circle at Mercy by the Sea. She has enjoyed the great privilege of launching the School for the Second Half of Life.

Karin Nobile is a Program Circle member and a 2017 graduate of the School for the Second Half of Life.

Sessions:  1
Dates:  11/2/2018 to 11/4/2018
Instructors:  Joan Linley
Karin Nobile
$285.00   (Class Fee)
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