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Artists’ Contemplative Retreat

This semi-silent week will provide professional and amateur artists of any medium - poets, painters, sculptors, playwrights, etc. - the opportunity of time, space and contemplative atmosphere to do their own work, allowing the creative spirit to emerge. The beautiful grounds of Mariandale inspire and nurture creativity. Participants will spend the day pursuing their art and come together for meals, shared reflection and creative support. Participants need to have an identified medium, bring their own materials, and be able to work independently. All skill levels are warmly welcomed. Facilitator: Rose Petronella, M.Div. Thursday, June 9, check-in 4:00 - 5:30 pm - Thursday, June 16, 11:00 am Fee: $525 - $550 (as you are able)

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Aging Contemplatively Begins in October 2016

Presenter: Janet Corso and Gaynell Cronin The years from middle age onward can be lived deeply and fruitfully. As we listen in a special way through these years of spiritual opportunity to the natural processes occurring in our bodies, hearts, to our energy and intuition, we hear the invitation to move forward gently, gracefully and contemplatively, embracing all that our God may be extending to us. This year long contemplative program, an offshoot of Mariandale’s popular Contemplative Formation Program, will be comprised of 6 overnight gatherings. The gatherings will invite us into a time of listening and speaking from our experience about the spiritual challenges and graces of aging: the diminishments, invitations to surrender, the gifts of stillness, and the blessings of wisdom. Offered over 6 overnights (Thursday dinner through Friday afternoon): In 2016: October 6 – 7; November 3 – 4 and December 8 – 9. In 2017: March 2 – 3; April 6 – 7 and May 11 – 12.

Contemplative Formation Program 2016-2017

The Contemplative Formation Program is an interfaith, twelve-month program that combines five residency weekends with seven monthly small group meetings (all at Mariandale) to help participants live from a more centered place amidst their full lives and daily busyness. Participants will explore such areas as: Contemplation and the everyday and ordinary; the psychodynamics of spirituality; practices of stillness and awareness; scripture; being justice in the world; the mystical tradition. Through topics such as: The Transformative Journey; Holy Listening and Discernment; Love and Conscious Suffering; Healing, Compassion and Gratitude; and Contemplative Life and Ministry. Mariandale’s Contemplative Formation Program will be offered again in September 2016. The application deadline is June 30, 2016. For an application follow this link.

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