FOLLOWING SACRED PATHWAYS (FSP) is a personal spiritual formation program intended to help you grow in self-awareness and to deepen your encounter with the Divine. Within the context of community, it will provide ‘space’ for you to hear the gentle voice of the Spirit as you listen deeply and compassionately to one another and continue your individual journey of faith.
HOW IT WORKS
The retreats that make up the Following Sacred Pathways program for 2017 are listed below. They are part of the scheduled Providence Renewal Centre summer program retreats. Each retreat will include an additional time of community prayer and faith sharing just for the Following Sacred Pathways participants to help you deepen your retreat experience.
- An opportunity to nourish your body, mind, and spirit
- An opportunity to hear outstanding speakers and retreat leaders
- An opportunity to be part of a small community of people who will journey with you
- A time away to renew, refresh, and rejuvenate
The cost of the three-month spiritual formation program is $1,050.00. This includes overnight accommodations, meals, snacks, and program fees.
2017 PROGRAM OFFERINGS
PRAYING ON THE MOVE
Friday, June 9 (7:00 pm) and Saturday, June 10 (3:00 pm)
Engage your heart, mind, and body and discover how you can pray without ceasing while on the move! Experience various types of active prayer while enjoying nature, movement, and silence. Journey the sacred circle of the labyrinth as a way of honoring and celebrating the daily pilgrimage of life. It only takes one step for the journey to begin.
MAKING JESUS’ PRAYER FOR UNITY OUR OWN
Friday, July 21 (7:00 pm) to Thursday, July 27 (1:00 pm)
Thomas Ryan, CSP
As we mark the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Fr. Tom Ryan invites us to make Jesus’ prayer for unity “that all may be one” (John 17:20-26) our own. We will explore how we might weave the richness of Christian diversity into a tapestry of Christian unity, celebrate the agreement shared on the basic truths of the Gospel, discovered through 50 years of dialogue, heal deep-seated memories through silent reflection, embodied prayer, and creative ideas for healing wounds in the body of Christ. This retreat will provide fresh historical insight and perspectives, better appreciation for each other’s traditions and practices, and concrete action proposals for the way forward.
JOURNEY TOWARD AN UNDIVIDED LIFE
A Circle of Trust® Program
Friday, August 25 (7:00 pm) to Sunday, August 27 (1:00 pm)
This retreat offers a reflective space to engage questions of importance relating to our inner passion, our sense of purpose, our relationships, and our vocations. It will provide an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the relationship between who we are and what we do. Based on the Circle of Trust® approach developed by Parker Palmer, it will take place in the presence of a supportive community.