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Retreats Re-envisioned I:  The Spiritual Art of Attentiveness

Retreats Re-envisioned I: The Spiritual Art of Attentiveness

As a retreat leader I have always been  most energized by working off the presence of those in the room and I do miss that physical closeness. A lot of retreat work I had scheduled for this spring has been cancelled or in a few cases has gone on line, but I thought I’d use this blog space to offer some of the resources I might have drawn on – hoping that readers of this blog may find, in this time of physical distancing, that this provides some sense of renewed spiritual connection This week I...

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And for all this . . . .

And for all this . . . .

We lost my mom just before the pandemic took hold in our communities, so this spring, coinciding with the Lenten season, has been more than usual a season of loss, of grieving, of concern for so many kinds of suffering in our communities and our neighborhoods.  Stripped of our usual routines, self-confined at home,  and without the ability to travel to be with those we love most, we are in a stripped-bare time, just as the bare branches are beginning to leaf out, and the cherry trees are...

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