Santa Sabina Center

Autumn Retreat 2014

October 9 – 12, 2014

You Must Revise Your Life:
Finding and Founding Peace in the Spirit of William Stafford

A writing retreat with poet/teacher Kim Stafford. In the centennial year of the poet William Stafford’s birth—and the centennial of the Great War’s beginning—we will seek our own seeds of peace by reading and writing in the spirit of Stafford’s work. His books about nonviolence, Every War Has Two Losers and Down in My Heart, together with his new poetry collection Ask Me:100 Essential Poems will guide our writing, as we search to find peace in ourselves as a prelude to witness for peace in the world.

Fee: $450, includes lodging, meals and retreat presentations.


Kim StaffordAbout Kim Stafford

Preceding Kim Stafford’s retreat at the Center, he will again be poet in residence at Dominican University as we commemorate the Stafford Centenary/100 Years of Poets for Peace with a series of events for the fall of 2014. Watch both the Santa Sabina Center and the Dominican University websites for public event details.

Advent Retreat 2014

December 4 – 7, 2014

The Groaning of God and of Creation

An Advent Retreat with Ivan Nicoletto, OSB, Cam. Both God and Creation are involved in the labor pains of a birth (Rm 8:22-23). Both need a place to be born.  How do we generate the Divine, and are generated by the Divine?  In the course of this retreat we will experience a journey of birthing with the assistance of caring midwives: scriptures, arts, mystics, and Nature. A rhythm of reflection, silence, and sharing will accompany this re-generative week end.

Fee:  $400, includes food, lodging and retreat presentations.