Retreats

Retreat with John Philip Newell

John Philip Newell
Event Subtitle
Falling in Love across Faiths
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February 8-11, 2018

You are invited to join us for this silent weekend retreat with acclaimed Celtic teacher John Philip Newell.

Religion is at the heart of some of the most conflicted places of hatred and violence in the world. Loving one another across faiths is essential to the way of peace. Each faith holds unique treasure, to be honored distinctly. When these faiths are seen together in true relationship, they are stronger and deeper. John Philip’s presentations will explore the wisdom of prophetic teachers from East and West.

The Revd Dr John Philip Newell, an ordained Church of Scotland minister, received the first-ever Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington DC in recognition of his work in spirituality and peacemaking. He holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and   has authored over 15 books, including Christ of the Celts, Praying with the Earth, A New Harmony, and The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings.

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Fee
Fee: $450. Register by January 3, 2018 for discounted fee of $400.
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $150

Retreat with Rev. Padraig Greene

Rev. Padraig Greene
Event Subtitle
You Are Not Alone – From Grief to Grace
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June 9, 2018
Event Time
10 am - 4:45 pm

When we are caught in the shadows of grief over the loss of a loved one, especially those who may have taken their own lives, we can feel isolated and alone. Who will understand?  With whom can I entrust my sorrows, unanswered questions and regrets? This retreat day will offer an opportunity for any who are experiencing such loss and unresolved grief to join with an experienced presenter and guide, Fr. Padraig, for reflection, prayer and journaling. The day begins at 10 a.m., includes lunch and will close at 4:45 p.m. Eucharist will follow at 5 p.m. and all are welcome.

Padraig Greene, a priest of the Oakland diocese, currently serves as a hospital chaplain.  His experience in grief ministry is extensive, as is his background in retreats and prayer ministry. He served for many years as a priest at the Catholic community of Pleasanton, California. Padraig Greene ran the retreat center at the Family Life Centre in Boyle, Ireland, which was founded in 1987 as a diocesan response to family needs, providing a variety of services and programs.

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Fee
Fee: $75
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $25

Retreat with Michael Fish, OSB Cam

Michael Fish
Event Subtitle
Contemplative Ways to Being
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June 26 – July 2, 2018

Michael returns with a theme that is the signature of all of our retreats here at Santa Sabina as he leads us in “looking for ways to live from our depths in the midst of our hectic world and busy lives!” Ever-familiar, ever-new, our journey will be enriched and strengthened by revisiting these themes in the contemplative quiet and beauty of Santa Sabina.

Michael Fish is a Camaldolese monk and a member of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur California. He currently lives as a hermit in solitude and prayer. Michael balances periods of solitude with his gift of offering retreats, talks and spiritual direction to his brothers and sisters in religious and lay communities.  

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Fee: $690 (includes journal). Register by May 10, for a discounted fee: $650.
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $250.

Retreat with Martin Lott, OP

Martin Lott, OP
Event Subtitle
Make My Word Your Home
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July 31 – August 6, 2018

“I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly,” Jesus proclaims in John’s Gospel (Jn 10:10).  In an earlier passage we learn that this abundant life comes from “remaining in,” “making our home in” the Word of Jesus (John 8:31-32).  By way of helping us to deepen our life in the Spirit and the gift of the healing and hopeful Word of Jesus, Martin will open us to reflections on the daily liturgical Scriptures as food for the spiritual journey.

Martin Lott, OP, is a friar of the Southern Dominican Province and the Prior of Dominican community at Holy Rosary Priory in Houston, TX.  Ordained in 1970, he has served as a parish priest and as a university and a hospital chaplain as well as a variety of positions in the initial formation of Dominican students.  His ministry for over 30 years has been dedicated to the full-time preaching of retreats and parish missions.

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Fee: $650. Register by June 15, for a discounted fee: $600.
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $250.

Retreat with Ilia Delio, OSF

Ilia Delio
Event Subtitle
A Hunger for Wholeness: Soul, Space and Transcendence
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October 12 – 14, 2018

Our fragile world is becoming increasingly fractured, even though nature itself persists in its wholeness of being. How did the human community get undone? What can we learn from nature and the story of the cosmos that can set us on a new course of future life? Here we will explore the inner—outer dimensions of the cosmic story and the inner—outer dimensions of human life. During this contemplative weekend, our focus will be on the rise of integral consciousness and unified space.

Ilia Delio is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and an American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology. Currently a professor of theology at Villanova University, Ilia has authored eighteen books including The Emergent Christ, and The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love.  She has received several Catholic Press Awards for her writings for social concerns, spirituality, science and faith.

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Fee: $425. Register by September 1, for discounted fee: $375.
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $150.

Retreat with Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams
Event Subtitle
Trusting the Moment: Writing as a Spiritual Practice
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November 9 – 11, 2018

We are living in difficult times where the violence of hurricanes, floods, and fires are the norm. How are we to find refuge in change, solace in uncertainty? Join Terry Tempest Williams in the contemplative practice of writing. Participants will be invited to keep a journal through the weekend as we focus on the near and far of the interior and exterior landscapes. Work will be shared in the sanctity of community as each person explores their sense of place in a changing world.

Terry Tempest Williams, currently writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School, has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. While Terry, like her writing, cannot be categorized, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. From her environmental literature classic Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place to her most recent book The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks which coincided with and honored the centennial of the National Park Service (2016), Terry brings the beauty of language to critical issues, exposing truths that need to be seen and understood.

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Fee: $425. Register by October 2, for discounted fee: $375.
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $150.

Retreat with Ivan Nicoletto, OSB Cam

Ivan Nicoletto
Event Subtitle
Always Coming, Ever-Beginning, and Futuring God
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December 1, 2018
Event Time
10 am to 4:30 pm

This one-day retreat with Ivan opens the Advent season and focuses participants’ attention on fostering a welcoming heart for this surprising God. This is an opportunity to refresh our perspective on the season of promise and new life.  Advent day retreat will open at 10:00 a.m., include lunch and close at 4:30 p.m.  Eucharist will follow and all are welcome.

Ivan Nicoletto is a Benedictine Camaldolese monk from the Hermitage of Camaldoli, Italy, currently lives at Incarnation Monastery, in Berkeley. He holds an MA in both philosophy and theology.  His first book, Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe: Meditations on the Scripture in the Light of the New Cosmology, was published by Liturgical Press in 2015.

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Fee: $75, includes lunch.
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $25