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14 July 2017

Winter Retreat Day 29 July

Home is our place of origin and our place of arrival.

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14 July 2017

Saturday 29 July, 10 am-4pm   

Led by the Eremos Retreat Team

Venue: Canisius Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, Pymble  102 Mona Vale Road, Pymble

Please join us for a winter’s day of rest and renewal. Canisius Centre offers a gathering space conducive to peaceful reflection, prayer and quiet, lovely gardens and dedicated staff to cater for our needs.

A fully catered buffet lunch and morning tea are included.

Cost: $75, or $65 for members, $10 less for concession.

Bookings are essential and close on Thursday 13 July. 

Please book using this link:

https://www.trybooking.com/QBNZ

Enquiries: events@eremos.org.au or tel Bethany at 0413 272 960

Photo by Florian Astor - shared with permission.

We are born into a culture where those with power, responsibility and good intentions shape our personal, spiritual and social identity in their likeness. Our home culture establishes sanctions and rewards to affirm our worth and belonging or bring us shame and exclusion. To reach wholeness, we leave our place of origin and make our life’s spiritual journey to turn for home.  

Turning for Home

Until we leave home
completely...
discard the secure and familiar
of mind and heart and body
that keep us bound
feel as naked as Francis
in the strange and unfamiliar
of the gold of the family shadow
we cannot begin in earnest
our journey of freedom
home to ourselves.

- Noel Davis, From the Wilds of the Heart: Comes the Singing of the Quiet


Our retreat at Canisius will provide a welcoming space for us to consider some ways to understand and take to heart our various experiences of leaving home, the spiritual journey we travel, and our times of turning for home. Please join us for opportunities for personal reflection, company in thoughtful conversation, a Labyrinth walk and silent meditation.

Bookings are essential and close on Thursday 13 July. 

Please book using this link: https://www.trybooking.com/QBNZ

Enquiries: events@eremos.org.au or tel Bethany at 0413 272 960

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