Upcoming Retreats

2019 Advent Retreat

December 6-8, 2019: Sprigs of Rosemary Retreat at St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE.

“Will you be my refuge / My haven in the storm, Will you keep the embers warm /  When my fire’s all but gone? Will you remember / And bring me sprigs of rosemary, Be my sanctuary / ‘Til I can carry on / Carry on.”–Carrie Newcomer, Sanctuary

Sanctuary was written by Carrie Newcomer after a conversation with her friend Parker J. Palmer.  She asked him, “What can we do when we are personally or politically heartbroken?” He responded that we take sanctuary. We gather with those we love.  We remember, we share stories or we sit in silence until we can go on. There is time for positive action, to do what needs to be done.  But there are also times when we rest in the arms of what most sustains us.

Take sanctuary this Advent with the Sprigs of Rosemary retreat, for time to creatively and prayerfully ponder what sustains us most and the significance of seeking, being and finding sanctuary. Lectio divina, walking the labyrinth, SoulCollage® card making and reading is a perfect Advent sanctuary.

To sign up for retreat, send email to jodigehr@gmail.com. Details below.

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Future Advent Retreats

December 4-6, 2020
December 3-5, 2021

What do people say about SoulFully You retreats?523858_4109421664231_1712714311_n

“My take away from this retreat: I never thought about using my artistic talent to express and discover what it brings out spiritually. And I certainly didn’t think about it as a way to deepen my relationship with God. It was the perfect experience for me to have and I will definitely continue with Soul Collage.”~Sandra Renner, Prairie Healer blog

“Loved this weekend. It was everything I hoped it would be when I signed up for it. Beautiful facility (St. Benedict Center), warm, peaceful, soulful.”

“I feel that it’s really inspired me to create again. I’m so afraid of making a mistake and I realized you just have to do it because you never know where your creation will go–it takes a life of its own anyway.”

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“Jodi was wonderful. She certainly is an excellent director. Keep her coming back for more retreats.”

“This retreat exceeded my expectations. I loved the creative aspects.”

“(Jodi has) a gift for presenting and sharing and also a gift for bringing spiritual things to people in a very practical way. I have been working on some collages myself and enjoying it immensely! It seems to be a good way for me to express myself and enter into a prayerful mode. It is relaxing and freeing. I am usually a perfectionist when it comes to art and creativity, but I seem to be able to “let go” with this form of expression, and that is a really good thing for me.”~Denise Lopez

“As a first retreat, this was an exceptional experience. Affirmative of different ways to pray, to connection, to finding ways to gratitude, to visual express of contemplation.”

“Profound perspectives to consider and try. Loved the retreat—brava.”

“Jodi did an awesome job! She introduced and let us practice a variety of different ways to pray. She helped me to see that somethings I do are actually a form of prayer. My awareness of what prayer can be has been expanded.”

“This was a truly excellent workshop. I feel blessed to have found the SBC. I loved the discussion and especially the hands-on activities facilitated by our presenter.”

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  1. We are friends who have not yet met except here; I wish we were next door neighbors; I am not an Oblate YET, but I am a member of the Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks via the internet that brings me together with other artists/spirituality and highest good living around the world. I am a SoulCollage® facilitator and a workshop and retreat presenter. You give me courage to continue and build along this path. I am at http://www.napkinwriter.wordpress.com

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