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Soul Connections


The Soul Connections fall retreat invites both laity and clergy to experience rest and renewal. Together we’ll explore how BECOMING is a part of our everyday experience with God as well as a fluid, lifetime of discernment as we continue to respond to God’s calling in our lives. 

To become is to discern what we are not yet and what God calls us yet to be. As we move towards becoming all the God wants us to be, we take many a turn – away from God and towards God – until at last we find ourselves standing in the center of all God wants for us. Our becoming is indeed a listening and a responding to the holy in our lives – a continuing to turn toward God when the world beckons us elsewhere. 

BECOMING is the third in a series of four Soul Connections retreats centered on the foundational themes of connection, invitation, reflection and celebration. The retreats complement one another to form a personal, four-retreat journey over two years. At the same time, each retreat opportunity stands alone.

Lodging and Meals

BECOMING will be hosted at Cross Pointe Camp and Retreat Center in Rocky Mount, Missouri. Sleeping accommodations provide hotel-level comfort and convenience. Delicious buffet meals are included in the retreat package, as well.

Cost with lodging and meals: $200

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Registration closes October 3, 2022

Agenda

Because we value the gift of spiritual companionship and listening, included in the retreat package are multiple sessions with a spiritual director. There will be free time each day to explore the property, nature and surrounding area. 

Thursday
Arrive
Afternoon Session: Connection (initiation) Remembrance of Baptism
Dinner
Spiritual Direction

Friday
Breakfast
Morning Session: Invitation (confession) Labyrinth
Lunch
Afternoon Session: Reflection (healing) Anointing
Dinner
Spiritual Direction
Community Time

Saturday
Breakfast
Spiritual Direction
Morning Session: Celebration (transformation) Communion
Departure

Another morning and I wake with thirst
for the goodness I do not have. I walk
out to the pond and all the way God has
given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord,
I was never a quick scholar but sulked
and hunched over my books past the hour
and the bell; grant me, in your mercy,
a little more time. Love for the earth
and love for you are having such a long
conversation in my heart. Who knows what
will finally happen or where I will be sent,
yet already I have given a great many things
away, expecting to be told to pack nothing,
except the prayers which, with this thirst,
I am slowly learning.

-Mary Oliver