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Contemplative Retreat facilitated by Br Bill Sullivan
October 19 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PMFree, donations welcome
9.30am–3.30pm Saturday 19 October 2019
Mary Help of Christians Parish Hall, Pearce
Morning Tea and Lunch provided
The theme is ‘The Mystic in each of us – the inward journey of the heart’
There will be time for prayer, quality quiet space and opportunities to explore what the mystics are offering us.
Registration is free and available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/contemplate2019
Contact NathanAhearne@mcc.act.edu.au for further information
Our upcoming retreat day is titled “The mystic in each of us”, ‘the inward journey of the heart’. The retreat day will explore some wisdom from the writings of mystics such as Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, the desert mothers and fathers, Br Lawrence and St Benedict. The day will be a quiet and reflective space, with opportunity to step back from our busy daily lives. There will be some time for prayer, quality quiet space and opportunities to explore what the mystics are offering us. All of us need to take responsibility to nurture our spiritual world, so what better way to do this than to come to a retreat day where such a space is offered. Henri Nouwen reflects; “In the heart of God the spirit dwells. And there the great encounter takes place. There, heart speaks to heart as we stand before the face of the Lord, ever present, all seeing, within us. And there, in the place of the heart, spiritual formation takes place.” Why not reserve this day to recharge your spiritual battery?