Compassionate Living: For Self, Others, the Marginalized and Mother Earth

With Cynthia Bauer and Madeleine Tacy

Saturday, June 27, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$85 (includes lunch)

The program will glean from Boundless Compassion with the permission of world renown author and international retreat leader Joyce Rupp, as Sr. Cynthia Bauer is a certified Northeast facilitator of her Boundless Compassion Program.

This new day retreat will include opportunities to explore many layers of compassion for self, others, those cast aside by main-stream society and Mother Earth. It will draw on insights from various dimensions, including theology, spirituality, poetry, psychology, Eastern and Western contemplative practices and more. It will address the high incidence of “compassion fatigue” and offer ways in which to build spiritual resilience and be a more compassionate presence for those who are suffering and/or are in the midst of painful life transitions. The program will also consider how to access and express compassion when faced with adversity including “hostility to hospitality.”

Who is this program for? This day retreat is for anyone seeking to grow in compassion and is open to people from all faith traditions. It may be especially beneficial for spiritual directors and counselors, healthcare personnel, social workers, chaplains, church, campus and prison ministers, caregivers, hospice workers, environmentalists and others striving for social justice. Suggested reading includes Boundless Compassion by Joyce Rupp and Compassion: Listening to the Cries of the World by Christina Feldman. Both are available in the Mercy by the Sea bookstore or on Amazon Smile.

Cynthia Bauer, OP, MA, BCC is a Dominican Sister of Hope and a Northeast facilitator of Joyce Rupp’s Boundless Compassion Program. In 2000, she transitioned to active ministry after 38 years in a Monastery of Dominican Nuns living the contemplative life. Cynthia is certified in the National Association of Catholic Chaplains offering pastoral care in nursing homes, hospitals and hospice. She is also certified for Spiritual Direction and Bereavement.

Madeleine Tacy, OP, M.Div., D.Min. is a Dominican Sister of Hope who served as Campus Minister at UMass Dartmouth for 37 years. She is a Spiritual Director with degrees in history, counseling and theology. Her interests are eclectic ranging from how Eastern Spirituality can enhance the Christian mystical experience to care for the environment. She is a Zen sensei in the White Plum Asangha lineage.

Save-the-Date!: Thursday, June 3, 7 p.m. – Sunday, June 6, 2021 noon, Sisters Cynthia and Madeleine will co-facilitate the themed retreat, “Becoming a Compassionate Prayerful Presence.”

Sessions:  1
Date:  6/27/2020
Meeting Time:  Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructors:  Cynthia Bauer
Madeleine Tacy
$85.00   (Class Fee (includes lunch))