Coming Home to Your True Self: A Lifelong Journey
A Contemplative Retreat for Women; Certificate in Spiritual Formation
As Christians, we know ourselves to be both deeply flawed and richly blessed, prone to attachments and distractions, all the while knowing that our true call is to become fully who God made us to be, "imago dei," light for the world. We know that only in God can we find the peace, freedom and joy we seek, yet we resist the dying that leads to life. Trappist monk Thomas Merton, in trying to describe this struggle between our lesser self and the self God made us to be, coined the terms False Self and True Self. In our time together on retreat we will look at God's call to fullness of life, and what gets in the way. The retreat will include presentations, conversation, ample quiet time to ponder the meaning of these learnings for your life.
Facilitators: Lalor Cadley and Deedra Rich Location: Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, AL