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A spirituality of justice and sustainability that sees God’s Providence as hope and healing for us and our world is alive and vibrant at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Come and sit in the Reflection Garden or under a giant tree or at the side of the lake, quietly absorbing it.

Our Individualized Earth Sabbatical Program allows people the opportunity to deepen the call of “hope and healing” for all creation. The tools for the program consist of physical labor on the farm, working with the animals, guided readings, videos, discussion groups, spiritual direction, art integration and time away in the straw bale retreat house.

Private retreats

Private Earth Retreats: available by appointment.

Eco-spirituality events

March 28-30, 2014
Beauty and Justice: Nourishing Your Heart’s Commitments

6 p.m. (EST) Friday through noon on Sunday in Reilly Auditorium in Owens Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. (near Terre Haute)
Fee: $250 for commuter, $350 for resident
Registration deadline: March 14

Sister Marya Grathwohl, OSF, is the founder and executive director of Earth Hope. She and Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of “Dead Man Walking,” have joined together in bringing the Story of the Universe into the lives of prisoners throughout the country. Their retreat and reflection days help all participants deepen the mystery of the interdependence of all life. For more about these two wonderful presenters, go to their website at www.earth-hope.org.

June 27-29, 2014
Body Prayer
(CANCELED)
1 p.m. (EST) Friday through 11 a.m. Sunday at White Violet Center, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. (near Terre Haute)
Instructor: Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk, CSJ
Fee: $175 commuter, $275 resident
Registration deadline: June 20
Limited to 15 participants.

Come and join us in this time of reflection as we honor our senses that act as the mediators of the Divine. Honor creation and honor our Chakras (energy forces within us). As you work with your breath, Tai Chi Gong and Shibashi you will learn to pray in a physical way.

July 12, 2014
Color & Prayer
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. (near Terre Haute)
Instructor: Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk, CSJFee: $75 (lunch included)
Registration deadline: July 3
Limited to 10 participants.

Reflect on and experience the world of color, line, shape and imagination. We are all artists and creators. Our inner selves have much to reveal concerning life and the Divine. No technical art training necessary.

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