About the Event
This retreat focuses on the truths that we are worthy of recovery and ongoing support at all stages of sobriety and life. The retreat is for people of all ages and stages of sobriety. We will provide a safe environment for expression so that the battle against indifference can be arrested a day at a time. To attend you need only to desire to grow spiritually.
San Damiano Retreat Center is founded by the Franciscan Friars who follow the rule of St. Francis who lived from 1181 until 1226. The Franciscans offer profound hospitality. We welcome guests regardless of race, religious affiliation, no affiliation, gender orientation, with a value for diversity and a preference for the poor. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The peace prayer of St. Francis can be seen in the writing on the eleventh Step in the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous.
About the Presenter(s)Jim Greer, Director of San Damiano
The presenter is Jim Greer. Jim is the new director of San Damiano Retreat Center. Jim has been the director of retreat centers on the east coast for the Passionists, The Jesuits, and the Divine Word Missionaries. Jim is trained and experienced in Spirituality, Religious Education, Pastoral Counseling, and he is A Certified Addictions Counselor. Jim has been in recovery for forty-five years, one day at a time. Jim has presented on hundreds of twelve step retreats on the east coast but only as far west as Memphis, Tennessee.