Emptying Your Cup:
Finding Peace through Letting Go
Quiet reflection, prayer rituals, and discussion on what and how we need to "let go" of in our lives to have room to "fill our cup" with God's unconditional love.
Listening with the
Ear of Your Heart
Develop an attitude of listening as openness to God’s grace in all situations and respect for God’s presence in every person. Participate in reflective listening as a gift and grace from God.
Slow down and reflect on daily choice-making as you learn to make healthy, Christ-centered choices through a process of prayer and discernment. This three-hour retreat focuses on the need for silence in order to listen to God and offers the opportunity to reflect on how healthy friends with similar values can guide choice-making.
This is a series of three hour retreats designed for small groups of 15-20 women to be held right in your community. Written for women in all stages of life and spiritual growth, the retreats can be used in any number of ways to enhance spiritual life. Each retreat provides sacred time and space for both leaders and participants with easy to use Facilitator Guides and Personal Journals.
Our retreat with the "Transitions: Embracing Change with a Time of Grace" journal was a beautiful success.
Our group found the content relevant and meaningful.
Pre-Mother’s Day Retreat
Help mothers, grandmothers, and all women whose lives include children
to focus on the spiritual aspects of
these relationships and vocation of motherhood by scheduling a retreat
in preparation for Mother’s Day.
Listening with the Ear of Your Heart
In God's Hands
Ideal times to host an On the Journey Retreat
"Thank You Retreat" for leaders and facilitators
A retreat is a spiritual way to thank leaders and facilitators, old and new, and provide time for them to rejuvenate and reconnect as a team. It is also an opportunity for the team to become familiar with the material before offering it to the rest of the parish and build confidence to continue to schedule retreats.
Before or After Grace Within
Keep the momentum that typically grows during
the journal sessions by announcing the date of
the next On the Journey Retreat at the
Celebration dinner or tea.
Invite past participants who may have become
busy with a new baby, a sick parent, or a return to work for an evening of spiritual renewal.
Encourage women to focus on the spiritual aspects of Lent.
Participation in a retreat during
this season sets a sacred tone
and invites deeper reflection on
the true meaning of Easter.
Emptying Your Cup
as a Time of Grace
Reflect on change and transition as a natural part of the human journey. Become more aware of God's grace and presence during these times. Honor the time and energy necessary for healthy transition.
Preparation for Parish Retreat Team
Holding an On the Journey Retreat can
build confidence to continue scheduling retreats
for larger groups of women.
More On the Journey Retreat Series Ideas...
"Taste of Within Ministries"
Invite women to a Within Ministries experience who would not otherwise attend the journal sessions.
Hold the retreat a week or two before your orientation for the next journal sessions as
a “taste” of Within Ministries.