An Update During the COVID-19 Outbreak From Our Retreat Center Director

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the mandate for social distancing to keep our Sisters and the public safe, we have decided to reschedule or cancel several of our retreats. 

Canceled:

4/9 Lenten Day of Quiet

4/9 Focus on Faith

Rescheduled:

Women in Prayer –moved to May 1-3 (subject to change)

Praying Your Dreams -moved to June 13

We understand this virus and the disruption of our lives puts great strain on our emotional, physical and spiritual health.  To inspire and sustain our friend’s spirits during this time, the Retreat Center staff have curated some resources from some trust worthy sources: religious communities and spiritualty programs/organizations.

May this slowing of our lives, give us the blessings of solitude.  May we listen ever more closely and with greater trust to the invitations God sends us each day to live out our unique call to love. May we come through this with a renewal of heart to bring about a more just and compassionate world.

Spiritual Practices for the Corona Virus–

Praise Song for the Pandemic by Christine Valters Paintner:

https://abbeyofthearts.com/blog/2020/03/19/praise-song-for-the-pandemic/

Spirituality and Practice offers many on-line courses. During this time, they offer some free practices and prayers:

https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/practices/features/view/28853/spiritual-practices-for-the-coronavirus-pandemic

This webpage from the USCCB -office of Catholic Bishops offers many Catholic resources:

https://catholiccurrent.org/covid19/?mc_cid=653133a134&mc_eid=e327441189

Harvard Divinity School offers several good resources for spirit coping during this virus:

https://hds.harvard.edu/life-at-hds/religious-and-spiritual-life/spiritual-resources-during-covid-19-pandemic

Passionist Earth and Spirit Center also offer some resources – many of these relate to mindfulness and meditation:

https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/programs/spiritual-support/spiritual-resources-for-covid-19/

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