9/27/2013 9:21:00 AM Retreats this weekend at Shalom
Mt. Angel, OR — Shalom Prayer Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters, offers "Coming to the Kingdom of Light" an overnight retreat to be held Sept. 27-28. Presented by Diana Greene, Coming to the Kingdom of Light is a retreat workshop that will help participants learn to:
• Overcome the darkness from past wounds to your soul caused by betrayal, humiliation, abandonment, and/or alienation;
• Abide in the light of God's grace as you learn to walk in the fruits of the Spirit;
• Live in the Kingdom of Light with a thriving lifestyle of unconditional love, acceptance, humility, courage and joy;
• Share the light by exploring how to stop, look and listen.
Diana Greene is a spiritual director, author, and retreat and seminar speaker. She has a master's degree in ministry from Western Seminary.
Participants may join the Benedictine community for vespers at 5 pm Friday. The retreat proper begins at 7 pm. The fee for commuters is $65, including Saturday lunch.
Also Sept. 27-28, Shalom Prayer Center offers "When Our Faith in Religion Changes: What Do I Do Now?"
"My religion no longer feeds me. I've lost interest. I feel left out." For many people today, this is a familiar lament. What is at the root of this discontent? What is needed? We struggle with how to describe this change, yet we are compelled to continue searching. During this weekend retreat, we will look closely at the new story that is emerging, one that needs our creative participation. Topics include the religious and cultural factors in the current global spiritual evolution, the personal costs of leaving our religion, and the relationship of the soul's healing to a healthier world and earth.
The retreat leader is Penelope Lichatowich, a spiritual seeker-activist and a passionate advocate for women. Penelope has a diverse background in health care and theology.
Participants may join the Benedictine community for vespers at 5 pm Friday. The retreat proper begins at 7 pm. The fee for commuters is $65, including Saturday lunch. To register or learn more about the retreats, visit www.benedictine-srs.org/shalom, call Shalom Prayer Center at (503) 845-6773, or email [email protected]
Shalom Prayer Center, located at Queen of Angels Monastery in Mt. Angel, is rooted in Benedictine hospitality and monastic spirituality. The Center provides a peaceful setting and an opportunity for men and women of all faith traditions to seek wholeness and deepen their relationship with God.