If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30.a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (closed for mass & lunch *11:45 a.m- 1:30 p.m.) Check in time starts at 3:00 p.m. Check out time is at 10:00 a.m. (exceptions may apply).
EXTRAORDINARY TIME: Spiritual Reflections from a Season with Cancer, Death, & Transformation
Monday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Those who have suffered serious illness or traumatic loss or have accompanied those who have are invited to explore more deeply the meaning and gifts of these experiences through spiritual reflection. The retreat leader will share the story of her own personal "extraordinary time," as we reflect together on our experiences in light of the great Christian themes of suffering, healing, death, and the afterlife. We will invite our own Communion of Saints to join with us in prayer and reflection. Time will be allowed for journaling and small-group conversations.
(Recommended readings provided upon request.)
Dr. Laura Dunham, former academic, retired Presbyterian minister, and Catholic convert in 2012, is an oblate of St. Benedict's Monastery in MN. She holds a PhD., MDiv, and certificate in Spiritual Formation. Teaching and writing about Christian spirituality. guiding the Ignatian Exercises, and leading retreats and group studies of the mystics are her current work. Laura is the author of Path of the Purified Heart: The Spiritual Journey as Transformation (Cascade Books, 2012) and Extraordinary Time: Spiritual Reflections from a Season with Cancer, Death, and Transition (Cascade Books, 2018). A resident of Riverside, CA, she invites inquiries about her work through her website, www.laura-dunham.com.