Weekend Retreat 2014
A Weekend Retreat with Julian of Norwich
A Weekend Retreat with Julian of Norwich led by Veronica Mary Rolf, author of Julian’s Gospel: Illuminating the Life and Revelations of Julian of Norwich (2013). Julian of Norwich lived in fourteenth century England at a time of devastating wars, plagues, poverty, peasant revolts, and religious persecution. No stranger to great personal suffering, spiritual conflict, and doubt, Julian became deathly ill at the age of thirty, and was given extra-ordinary visions of Christ on the cross. She recovered fully to write her very personal account of Christ’s Revelations of Divine Love. Thomas Merton called Julian “one of the most wonderful of all Christian voices” and “the greatest English theologian.” Yet her words remained virtually unknown for six hundred years, until the twentieth century.
Today, Julian has become one of the most beloved of all mystics. Her voice resonates across the ages, speaking to us of the unconditional love and mercy of God with a passion that is irresistible. It is a voice we need to hear.
Julian’s retreat allows one to enter deeply into the rich layers of her Revelations and to integrate her profound insights into one's own spiritual life. All the guided meditations are based entirely on Julian's words and inspired teachings. These are selected to create a very personal experience of God's unconditional love, mercy and grace.
Fee: $400, includes lodging, meals and retreat presentations.
About Veronica Mary Rolf
Veronica Mary Rolf is an independent medieval scholar, teacher of meditation and retreat leader who has brought Julian to life in her newly released book on Julian.
Summer Retreat 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
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.
About 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
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.