STEPPING STONES TO MOVING FORWARD IN FAITH: A COURAGE AND RENEWAL RETREAT (VIA ZOOM)
Saturday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Mary Louise Peters
Registration deadline: July 16
Note: You are invited to have writing or art materials on hand.
Personal reflection and renewal are pathways to living in faith. Standing still, silence and reflection aid our progress forward in prayerful self-reflection. Exploring these topics with companions offers us insight and support for the journey.
This daylong retreat will be held virtually and includes time for you to nurture your faithfulness in large-group, small-group and individual (offline) activities. Through individual written reflection and group interaction, you will have opportunities to deepen your understanding that grace is always abundantly available, guiding our lives. Our time together will include facilitated discussion, experiences with poetry, wisdom tradition essays and art experiences. The retreat is based on the Circle of Trust® approach developed by Parker J. Palmer, writer, activist and co-founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal.
Mary Louise Peters, MS, is a facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal www.couragerenewal.org. She has been designing and creating Circle of Trust® retreat experiences since 2010. She has facilitated retreats at Franciscan Spirituality Center since 2018 and is a frequent contributor to the FSC’s Reflections From the Center. She has an extensive background in education and provides consultation and training throughout the U.S. to build state and local system capacity to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families.