Santa Sabina Center

Summer Retreat 2014

August 4 – 10, 2014

Choosing Life: Seeking to Renew One’s Life of Prayer

We invite you to join Kieran Healy, OP, in a week-long contemplative retreat in the Dominican tradition. Spiritual masters suggest by their lives and teachings that the highest achievement in life is to be found in allowing our sense of God to find practical expression in our lives of service, love and praise. Retreatants will have the opportunity to reflect on prayer sources, as well as the energy, rest and balance that lead to a fruitful life of prayer. Santa Sabina provides a perfect setting to respond to this invitation to refocus one’s life of prayer around beauty, friendship, compassion and praise. These elements will characterize the sessions of the retreat. Kieran Healy, OP, is a friar of the Western Province of Dominicans and currently leads retreats and days of prayer at St. Benedict Lodge, a Dominican Retreat and Conference Center in Oregon.

Fee:  $600, includes food, lodging, retreat presentations and materials.


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.