The Boundless Compassion program, created by Sr. Joyce Rupp, fosters a transforming way of life. Participants explore compassion as a tender, yet powerful inner capacity that helps cultivate well-being and overcome divisions. During this retreat, participants will learn practical skills and grow in trust as they discern their unique path toward compassionate living. We will have the opportunity to explore the many layered components of compassion based on the teachings of Christianity and other religious traditions. Presentations include insights from theology, spirituality, sociology, science, ecology, and psychology. These teachings will be integrated through multimedia presentation, as well as quiet reflection and small group dialogue.
Check-in begins at 4pm and the retreat will begin after dinner. Guided by Mickey Reed.
Mickey Reed is an Associate with the Sisters of Bon Secours. She is enjoying her retirement from a 20 year career as a professor of Occupational Therapy with the CT State College and University System. She is currently providing compassion training for businesses and churches in Hillsborough, NC as part of a county wide “dementia friendly” initiative. In addition to leading workshops and retreats, Mickey combines her background in counseling and Spiritual Direction, her love for the arts and her commitment to be “Bon Secours-Good Help to those in Need” within a variety of settings. In any given week you may find her visiting children with special needs with her therapy dogs, listening to families of children in critical care while sharing a craft project at the Ronald McDonald house or providing musical comfort for hospice and hospice patients. Mickey is a Certified SoulCollage® facilitator and was trained as a Boundless Compassion Facilitator by Sr. Joyce Rupp.