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Putting Our Spirituality Into Action: A Transformative Weekend Retreat

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Putting Our Spirituality Into Action: A Transformative Weekend Retreat

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - October 24 @ 3:00 pm

Our retreat will offer an introduction to Dorothy Day, the Catholic Worker Movement, and the legacy of the Sisters of St. Margaret. We will also explore how they all intersect, their relevancy for today’s world, and our obligation to take action.

Dorothy Day’s spirituality provides a contemporary model of integrating faith into action. She advocated: solidarity with and service to God’s poor; promoting and being willing to suffer for justice; acting personally by engaging both the heart and mind with other people; and, action flowing from being rooted in Scripture, sacrament, prayer, and meditation.

The purpose of the retreat is to be transformative, and to help participants integrate their faith with action. We hope that during its course, retreatants will be supported not only in the growth of their faith, but also in discerning their own personal call to action. This will result in each person creating an action plan for the subsequent three months, following the model developed by Dorothy Day and her colleague Peter Maurin in their work with the Catholic Worker movement, a movement which continues to operate to this day.

We plan to offer this model to our retreatants and to have a resident of one of the Syracuse Catholic Worker houses with us as a resource and consultant. Visits to three community non-profits steeped in the charitable works of social justice/action will take place on Saturday.
Built into the program design are two follow-up sessions (December 8th and January 26th, both Saturday Evening Sessions—time to be determined) to serve as check-in times; assist participants in action plan roll-out; problem solve; and give guidance and feedback.

Registration is limited, but the impact of this event will be unparalleled—Register early!
Cost to register is $150/person and includes all programming, food, and lodging.
Limited number of scholarships available—do not let finances deter you from attending.

Details

Start:
October 22 @ 3:00 pm
End:
October 24 @ 3:00 pm

Venue

St. Margaret’s House
47 Jordan Road
New Hartford, NY 13413 United States
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Phone:
(315) 724-2324