“Perseverance is a great grace.
To go on gaining and advancing
every day, we must be resolute.”

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

 

Spirituality Center Retreats and Programs

How Can I Keep From Singing?

Melannie Svoboda, SND
August 4-10, 2019

If we are in touch with God’s great love for us, our hearts will be filled with song. This retreat will focus on some of the ways we can nourish our song and our Christian discipleship: through love of nature, prayer, friendship, compassion, service, playfulness, gratitude, letting go, laughter, art, courage during pain and sorrow, and hope.

Using scripture, music, stories, poetry, and short videos we will hopefully deepen our relationship with a God who loves us more than we can imagine.

Sr. Melannie’s bio – I have two wonderful ministries: I write for publication and I give talks and retreats all over the country. These two ministries are a perfect balance for me. The writing nourishes the “hermit” in me, that is, the Melannie who is naturally drawn to silence, solitude, and reflection. The giving of talks and retreats feeds the outgoing Melannie, the one who enjoys being with people and entering their lives on a deeper level.

When I’m not writing or giving retreats, I can be found walking in a park or in our neighborhood, making tapioca or apple strudel, conversing with friends, listening to music, cheering for one of Cleveland’s sports teams, or strug-gling with a crossword puzzle: What is a seven letter word for lucky or fortunate? The answer is blessed! And that’s just how I feel!

Retreats open at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4 and end with the noon meal on Saturday, August 10.

* No fee required for Sisters living in the Motherhouse or Mother Margaret Hall. Donations welcome.

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Directed Retreats

August 4-10, 2019

CAROL BRENNER, SC is a spiritual director and retreat minister. She completed her Internship in Spiritual Direc-tion in Milford, Ohio in 1987 and has been companioning others on their spiritual journey since then. Her past ministry experience includes teaching, religious education, parish ministry, eleven years in St. Lucia and 16 years on the staff of the Spirituality Center.

JUDITH BONINI, IHM has been involved in retreat/spiritual direction for over 20 years. Presently she is pastoral
services director at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse in Monroe, MI. Her deep love is spiritual direction and retreat ministry. Judith invites the person to name God’s invitation, to reverence and to respond to this mystery as it unfolds in one’s life experiences.

MAUREEN HEVERIN, SC received formal training in Spiritual Direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, OH in 1990. Her ministry experience includes elementary and adult education, social service work, spiritual
formation, and leadership in the Sisters of Charity. Presently, Maureen’s ministry in the Spirituality Center
includes spiritual direction, directing retreats and facilitating various spiritual programs.

FR. JACK CONLEY, CP was born in Chicago, IL in 1949. He grew up in the Passionist Parish of the Immaculate Conception on the city’s northwest side. In 1976 Fr. Jack completed his theological studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago where he received a Master of Divinity Degree. He was ordained a priest after graduation. At the present time, besides continuing as an itinerant preacher, Fr. Jack serves as a member of the Provincial Council for Holy Cross Province. In that capacity he has conducted the formal, annual visitation to the Passionist Mission in India.

Retreats open at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4 and end with the noon meal on Saturday, August 10.

* No fee required for Sisters living in the Motherhouse or Mother Margaret Hall. Donations welcome.

REGISTER HERE

Centering Prayer

If you feel called to a contemplative way of praying, and if you would like mutual, ongoing support and learning about it, a Centering Prayer group may be for you.

Mondays
Leaders: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
Location: Prayer Room; SC Motherhouse
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Fee: free; no registration required

Wednesdays
Leaders: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
Location: Prayer Room; SC Motherhouse
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Fee: free; no registration required