Mother Teresa once said, “we have forgotten we belong to each other.” Kinship, according to Fr. Gregory Boyle, “is what happens to us when we refuse to let that happen.” This day will be a radical exploration of kinship as we recognize when we have forgotten as well as celebrate how we remember belonging to one another. The importance of building community through vulnerability, empathy, and trust will be presented through the actions and words of Jesus and the prophets. The spiritual practices of Lectio Divina, the Daily Examen and journaling will help us become more aware of how we can embrace true kinship. Please bring a journal and pen.
Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every retreat. Everyone will gather for coffee and pastries for the first half hour. Andrea will give a morning presentation, and then Mass will be available in the Chapel before lunch. A delicious lunch will be served and then Andrea will give an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet time in prayer or shop in the bookstore.
Andrea Springer, MA has spent many years in executive administration and formation. She is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, now Notre Dame of Maryland University with both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in liberal arts and religious studies. In addition to being a graduate of the University she is an adjunct faculty member. Andrea designs and facilities workshops and retreats for a variety of organizations.