“Be Thou My Vision”
5-Day Silent Retreat
Overnight or Multi-day/weekend retreats: $50 fee. Day Retreat: $20. Fees may be applied to future retreats. The fees may be waived in event of extenuating circumstances. Contact Kateri at 925-837-9141 x315.
About the Event
What is our vision collectively and individually as we proceed through the crisis of a global pandemic? How has our vision of our world and of humankind changed as a result of the many months of isolation, loss, and suffering brought about by Covid-19? Perhaps the 8th century Irish poem, Be Thou My Vision, holds a wisdom for our time. In the Celtic vision, the Divine breaks through the ordinary, mundane, tedious, messiness of day-to-day living to reveal a God who permeates every fiber of our souls. The ancient wisdom, visual images, poetry and blessings of Celtic Christian Spirituality take us beyond mere words to nourish our imagination and restore what we have neglected or forgotten. These days of Retreat provide opportunities to be renewed by the dynamic energy of our encircling God.
About the Presenter(s)Sr. Carol Quinlivan, CSJ
Sister Carol Quinlivan, is a Sister of St. Joseph Carondelet who has served in various educational and pastoral ministries within the parish, at the Regional, Archdiocesan and national level. Presently she works with the Franciscan Friars at Serra Retreat Center in Malibu and conducts the graduate Certification Program for Spiritual Directors at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Among her qualifications, Sister Carol holds an MA in Religious Studies from LMU and a Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate School. Sister Carol’s dissertation focused on revitalizing our religious imagination through Celtic Spirituality as understood from the lens of Jungian psychology. encircling God.