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The world is in truth a holy place: Providence Associates spring retreat

March 13 at 6:00 pm - March 15 at 12:00 pm EDT

Providence Hall Community Room

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Open for registration. Registration deadline: February 21, 2020.

Calling all Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence. Make your plans now to join us for the Providence Community spring retreat!

About the retreat

Understanding Earth as a sacred and holy place is critical to our call to preserve and care for all Creation. Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk, CSJ, will present possibilities for spiritual engagement through reflection, table talk and ritual. This yearly retreat brings together Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence for deepening reflection and community time. Sister Paul Bernadette brings to the retreat her years of experience in eco-justice and her ministry as a spiritual guide.

About our presenter

Sister Paul Bernadette

Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk, CSJ, currently ministers as a spiritual director. She brings to it a long career in holistic living, retreat & program ministry and eco-justice ministry. She ministered at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from 2003-2014. Prior to that she served at Rockhaven Center for Holistic Living, which focused on sabbatical programs for women. She has presented on such topics as spirituality, myth, the new cosmology and creativity.

Schedule

Friday, March 13

6 – 6:45 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Check-in and reception, Providence Hall Community Room
7 – 8 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Retreat session, Providence Hall Community Room
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Quiet space

Saturday, March 14

8:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Morning prayer, Providence Hall Community Room
8:30 9:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continental breakfast, Providence Hall Community Room
9:30 – 11 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Retreat session, Providence Hall Community Room
11- 11:45 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Free time
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. . . . . . . . . . .  Dinner, Providence Hall Dining Room
1 – 1:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Free time
1:30 – 3 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Retreat Session, Providence Hall Community Room
3 – 5:15 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Free time/quiet space
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . Supper, Providence Hall Community Room
6:30 – 8 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Optional viewing of “Paris to Pittsburgh” Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards.

Sunday, March 15

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . Continental breakfast, Providence Hall Community Room
9:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morning prayer, Providence Hall Community Room
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . Retreat session and wrap-up, Providence Hall Community Room
11 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liturgy, Church of Immaculate Conception

Lodging

Goodwin Guesthouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods The cost is $45 a night for both single and double rooms. Please advise the names of those sharing a room. Register below to reserve a room. Only 18 are available!

Holiday Inn, Terre Haute Ten rooms are reserved at Holiday Inn, 3300 U.S. Highway 41 South in Terre Haute for March 13-15 at a cost of $104 per night. When registering ask for the Providence Associate Retreat block.
Call Holiday Inn directly at 812-232-6081 to make arrangements or book your room here.
Registration deadline is Feb. 14

Questions?

Contact Debbie Dillow at 317-250-3294

For more information

Contact Providence Associates Office at 312-909-7492 or PAoffice@spsmw.org.

Facilitated by

Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk

Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk, CSJ, is affectionately known as PB. She retired from the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and White Violet Farm Alpacas after several years of tending to the alpaca herd. She is an active spiritual director, using Earth as a center for spiritual discovery.

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