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Fall Triduum Wisdom Retreat – ONLINE
October 31, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - November 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
The Mercy Center Centering Prayer Program presents:
Fall Triduum Wisdom Retreat
ONLINE 3 Evenings
Sunday October 31st, Monday November 1st and Tuesday November 2nd, 2021 4:30-6:00 pm, USA Pacific Time
“In the quiet, brown time of the year, these fall Triduum days are an invitation to do the profound inner work: to face our shadows and deep fears (death being for most people the scariest of all), to taste that in ourselves which already lies beyond death, drink at its fountain, then to move back into our lives again, both humbled and steadied in that which lies beyond both light and dark, beyond both life and death. What better tilling of the inner soil for the mystery of the Incarnation, which lies just ahead?” — Cynthia Bourgeault
We often focus on spring’s Paschal Triduum, from dusk on Holy Thursday through dusk on Easter Sunday, as a chance to move inward and journey with Christ through our own passage of death to life, the process at the heart of the Christian wisdom tradition of dying before you die. It has become a sacred three days to enter the heart of this mystery. But there is another sacred Triduum available for us to focus on this invitation and it lies in the fall between Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls.
This wisdom retreat is for anyone who desires to allow these three days in the dark and soft stillness of autumn to make space for profound inner work, enabling us to continue through winter with a renewed connection to our divine resilience. Through the practices of silence, inner listening, lectio divina, welcoming, body prayer, chant, and reflection we will explore the themes of:
• welcoming our shadows
• connecting to the mystical communion of Saints and ancestors
• mourning what has been lost
• accessing a deeper source of strength and courage to move from in our lives
For those of you who are drawn, we will come together to engage this holy work not only for ourselves but as an offering to the world.
Please register using the link below.
Retreat Leader: Heather Ruce, M.A. is a wisdom spiritual director with a background as a therapist and training in a neurophysiology based approach to trauma resolution. She loves working with individuals as well as facilitating groups and retreats focused on learning and practicing the Wisdom Tradition.