Monday, May 7, 2012

Retreat from the Other Side



Here I am leading a retreat for a group of Catholic retirees who volunteer their time in the community within an Ignatian context of monthly gatherings and spiritual reflection.  They're all off at the moment, praying with either Tanner's Annunciation painting or Mary Oliver's Summer Day poem.  What a wonderful group of people with whom to spend 24 hours!

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  1. What terrific suggestions for expanding a prayer repertoire!

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  2. Lovely -- all of it, the grounds, the books, the whole thing!!

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    1. Well, not "books" - painting and poem!

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  3. It sounds - and looks - a wonderful place to be!

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  4. I have never seen Tanner's Annunciation before. It is beautiful. I think I could sit and look at it all day. The poem I knew, but it was lovely to re-read it. I must read more Mary Oliver.

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  5. Splendid. Come to Philly and the painting will truly lift you

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