About the Event
Come away awhile and listen. On this retreat weekend, we will creatively use music, poetry, Scripture, quiet time, journaling and small group sharing as a way to explore your personal legacy. From this experience we will craft our own funeral ceremony. According to Rachael Freed “As we accept the blessings and sacredness of our lives, then surely death, an integral part of life, must be sacred too.” We invite you into this time with the Divine and one another.
(Image “Inner Streams Resurrection by Sr. Mary Southard, CSJ)
About the Presenter(s)Bidi Millet
Bidi is a trained spiritual director, practicing the art osince 1996. She considers spiritual direction a deep privilege and graced entrustment. She has experience in accompanying people in discernment of life choices, grief, Twelve Step spirituality, and prayer.
Bidi holds a Master of Theology degree from St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California with course work at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. She received her certificate in adult faith formation from the Diocese of Oakland in 1989. She has experience in pastoral ministry, adult faith formation and retreat guidance. She received her certificate in spiritual direction accompaniment from Mercy Center, Burlingame, California in 1995.
Bidi is married with two adult children, their spouses and six grandchildren. Grand mothering is her deep joy.
Margaret Riley has been a Spiritual Director since 2008, when she became certified via the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. Her Spiritual roots are Christian in the Roman Catholic Church, but in her practice as a Spiritual Director and retreat presenter, she enjoys companioning spiritual seekers from any tradition (or no tradition).
Margaret obtained a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA. (FST/GTU) in 2004. She has joyfully lived in the Bay Area for over 31 years and has been a full-time Minister in the Diocese of Oakland since 1994. Margaret’s study, understanding and experience of spirituality is born of a great variety of sources, including but not limited to the Ignatian tradition, Social Justice work, Addiction Recovery and 12-Step spirituality, Codependency recovery, Divorced/Widowed healing, Grief and Loss, Incarceration/Justice work, Mindfulness/Meditation, and Franciscan Spirituality.
For Margaret, “Spiritual Direction is a humbling gift that God is giving me to help others know God IS working in their life, moving them to a mature faith, and an active life in the Spirit. I find it a great honor to journey with others on this Pilgrimage of Life.”