August 20-23, 2020
Most of us would never have imagined that 2020 would be a time of such profound interruption. In Saint Francis of Assisi we have a companion to accompany us as we navigate this uncertain time. When he was 20 years old Francis underwent a violent, year-long ‘confinement’ as a prisoner of war. When released, he spent a long time recovering physically and psychologically. But he did not go back to what was normal. His conversion and spiritual transformation was beginning. As a Saint for our world and our times, Francis is a perfect companion to help us discern what is life-giving and what is not life-giving in the new “normal” around us and what future we will embrace and serve.
Join us on a four day retreat led by facilitator Len Desroches. Len is a leading authority on the life and teachings of Francis of Assisi. He has a life-long commitment to peace-making and non-violence. He has worked as a non-violence trainer for Christian Peacemaker Teams and is the author of Allow the Water and Love of Enemy: The Cross and The Sword Trial.
Cost: Single $400, Double $335, Commuter $175, Virtual $100
Technical requirements for virtual participation: computer or device with internet access, microphone and speakers or headphones with microphone; and an email address to receive invitation to the session.