SPRING 2013 PROGRAMS and RETREATS
To register for McCabe programs, or for more information, use the online registration form, call (218) 724-5266, or email McCabe at McCabeCenter@msn.com.
Spirituality of Recovery
Tuesdays – May 21, June 18, and August 20, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Newcomers always welcome! This group considers how life management tools can aid continued healing, change, and growth from addiction. At least six months recovery from an addiction or a completed treatment process is required.
Facilitator: Sr. Pauline Micke, OSB, MA Theology, Cert. Spiritual Director. Sister Pauline is a state and nationally licensed counselor for compulsive gamblers.
Suggested free will offering: $5
~Programs & Retreats~
THERE ARE MANY SHADES OF GREEN! Sustainable Funerals
Monday, May 20, 2013
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Learn what you need to know about conventional funeral costs and services and GREEN OPTIONS. This workshop is presented by Jude Collins, owner of the Duluth Casket Shop and builder of caskets and cremains boxes (for people and pets).
Free – refreshments provided.
PRAYER: A JOURNEY OF HEALING
Friday, May 31 (6:30-9:00 p.m.) and
Saturday June 1 (9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.)
This retreat will give participants an opportunity to open to God in a way that is nurturing and healing. Prayer is being open and deepening our relationship with the God who loves us more than we can imagine. There will be opportunities to experience ways of relating to God through various means such as journaling, lectio divina, imaging Scripture, nurturing prayer and prayer of the heart – all ways to soak in God’s love. The goal is to learn various prayer forms to use in daily life in a process that opens our inner selves to deeper healing and renewal.
Facilitator: Kathy Morris, Ph.D, a psychologist and spiritual director. If you would like to spend the night at McCabe, please call for rates. We’d love to have you stay in this grand old home!
Suggested Donation: $75, includes meals and snacks.
Overnight stay: additional $50
BOOK GROUP: On God’s Side by Jim Wallis
Dates: June 19 and August 21 (10 a.m. to Noon) or
June 19 and August 21 (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Read together Jim Wallis’ latest book and come together for conversation and committing oneself to learning the meaning of the ‘common good’ for our families, congregations, neighborhoods, nation and the world. The group will meet twice, discussing one-half of the book each time.
Facilitator: The Rev. Cindy Peterson-Wlosinski
Suggested Donation: $10 to cover cost of refreshments and facilitator
Book Title: On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good.
CELEBRATING CREATIVITY: Art, Nature, Music, Drama
July 22-26, 2013
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m./ Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Mystery Painting, Weaving, Nature Detective, Folk Dancing & More
Held at St. Scholastica Monastery, for children entering 5th and 6th grades in 2013.
Led by Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery.
Suggested Donation: $100 (Scholarships available)
Contact: Sister Dorene King, McCabe Renewal Center 218-724-5266
SPIRITUAL COMPANIONSHIP GROUPS (SCG) – Beginning in August
Small groups provide a powerful support for and influence on people. We are not made to be alone. Spiritual companions can help us listen deeply to our truest selves, our inner wisdom, and the invitations of the Divine. Spiritual Companionship Groups provide windows to awareness of the spiritual dimensions of our lives. In all spiritual companionship groups there is a spiritual direction component. A fundamental emphasis is placed on attending to the Presence within the group, bringing new insight, direction, and wisdom leading toward a greater wholeness for its members. The leader facilitates attentiveness to the Presence and discernment of God’s movements within the group and its members.
If you would like to form a group that meets at McCabe and is led by a facilitator, then call the Center and we can design something. Here are some ideas of potential groups: Circle of the Spirit, Holy Reading, Spiritual Friends, Benedictine Spirituality, Ignatius Spirituality, People Who Lead Non-Profit Organizations, People in Small Business, CEO’s, Clergy, Companions in Transition, Peace and Justice…..Your Ideas…
Groups would meet once a month, for 1 ½ – 2 hours. You would contract together for 6 to 8 months, then renegotiate your contract. $80 per person. If interested, call The Rev. Cindy Peterson-Wlosinski at McCabe Renewal Center, 724-5266.
Date: August 17, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Another name for the Divine, the Holy One, is ‘Mystery’. This day-long retreat is an opportunity to delve into the Mystery of God’s Presence in creation. Treat yourself to a day of relaxation and renewal, traveling to ‘mystery spots’ where we will touch into Divine Presence in a variety of ways (that too is a mystery). Put yourself in the hands of spiritual guides who will take you on a journey that will nourish your soul. We will begin at McCabe (only to gather), then travel to four ‘Mystery Places’ and along the way share a scrumptious picnic lunch.
Facilitators: The Rev. Cindy Peterson-Wlosinski (Associate Director) and Sister Dorene King, OSB (Director of McCabe)
Suggested Donation: $50 (includes lunch)
EMBRACING THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: LABYRINTHS AND MANDALAS
Saturday, August 24;
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To Native Americans and Celtic Christians the circle is a sacred space. St. Hildegard of Bingen talked about our being encircled by the mystery of God. Labyrinths are a special type of circle or mandala. Labyrinths are full of mystery and offer a path for the experience of many different levels of the mystery of life. They are symbols of wholeness and completion. Labyrinths and mandalas are instruments of prayer that open the mind, heart and soul to the Divine.
To walk the labyrinth is to make a pilgrimage, to discover something about ourselves and God. The destination is not important; the journey is! Join us on the journey for a day of:
-Exploring the spiritual significance of the circle, the mandala and the labyrinth as a special kind of sacred space.
-Experiencing labyrinths and mandalas as vehicles for prayer and meditation.
-Encountering the Divine through activities using mandalas and labyrinths.
The retreat will include reflections, activities and time for personal prayer, meditation or walking the labyrinth. We will close with a special Holy Liturgy.
Facilitator: Reverend Fr. Yanchy Lacska, is an Orthodox Catholic priest, an Interfaith Minister, a chaplain and a psychologist who is a popular international retreat leader.
Suggested Donation: $80, includes materials and lunch.
Additional fee of $50 for those who wish to stay overnight.
Retreat: Clutter’s Last Stand
The Spiritual Practice of Mandalas
Spiritual Companionship Groups
The Spirit of Retirement
One Song Many Voices
Spirituality of Aging: Blessings and Challenges
Nurturing Children’s Spirituality through Children’s Books
And more . . . .
You are invited to join us at McCabe for the celebration of Eucharist
at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, followed by coffee and lively conversation.
Individual Spiritual Direction
Spiritual direction is an opportunity to reflect on your experiences of everyday living. It is a means of seeing how God’s Spirit is truly with you every day. Individual sessions can be scheduled directly with a spiritual director. To schedule, call McCabe at, 218-724-5266.
Suggested donation: $40
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