“Life itself is the great sacrament through which we are all wounded and healed. If we live everything, life will be faithful to us.” ~ John O’Donohue
All of life has the potential to deepen us if we are open to it. Experiences of loss, despair, rejection, abundance, hope, love . . . each invites our souls to an awakening into greater fullness. This women’s retreat will include presentations, time for quiet reflection, group sharing, prayer, music, ritual and an amazing experience of sisterhood. No matter what each woman brings to the weekend, the intention of the retreat is to bless it all.
One participant of “Bless It All” summed up her experience with these words: “There were too many highlights to list! From beginning to end, it was thought-provoking, inspiring, tears-inducing and wonder-full. I will go home with a deep conviction that, in time, it is indeed possible to bless it all!”
Check-in will begin at 3pm on Friday. Dinner will be served at 6pm and the retreat will begin afterwards. Guided by Peggy Patenaude.
Peggy has worked in the fields of education, pastoral ministry and spirituality for 50 years. In 2002, she founded Taking Time Out, her own retreat and workshop ministry. With her playful spirit, love of storytelling, wonderful sense of humor and her gift of creativity, she motivates, guides and inspires others in their life journeys.
Along with her past experience in prison work, and her current ministry with Edwina Gateley to women in recovery from prostitution and drugs, Peggy brings a great deal of insight, wisdom and vision to her retreat work. She was also a member of Holy Union Sisters for 22 years.
Peggy has a bachelor’s in Theology, a master’s in Pastoral Ministry and a Post-Masters Certificate in Spirituality. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband Dan.