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Winter Retreat Day 29 July
Home is our place of origin and our place of arrival.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel Bethany at 0413 272 960
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