SHORT RETREATS

TBC

Sacred Generosity: Walking with Jesus in openness and curiosity

Encounter Jesus with people in the Scriptures where he was open and curious about their stories and generous in grace. Led by Melissa van Biljon at Auckland Park.

*R5 900 all inclusive (Early bird R5 200 before 31 May)
R4 900 self-catering (Early bird R4 200 before 31 May)
Daily attendance R2 700

5-7 August

The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton

Dan Horan OFM, is the author of The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought and Writing.

 

Most Christians know about and admire St. Francis of Assisi, many are familiar with the spiritual writings of the American Trappist Monk Thomas Merton, but few realize how much St. Francis and the Franciscan spiritual tradition influenced and informed Merton’s life, thought, and writing. This retreat offers an introduction to this continual spiritual presence in Merton’s life and writings, and will pay particular attention to the way the Franciscan tradition shaped Merton’s most-famous contribution to spirituality, the idea of the “True Self;” his understanding of Jesus Christ, and his view of creation and ecospirituality.

 

This retreat will be held at the Origins Retreat Centre, The Cradle of Humankind.

 

R4 450 all inclusive. Early bird R3 700 book before 31 July.

9-11 September

Spring, the gift of new life

We enter into the season of Spring which is also a season of new life. What is the "spring time" happening in your life and how is God bringing about new life in you? Led by Adri-Marie Van Heerden at Auckland Park.

R3 350 self-catering. Early bird R2 750 book before 31 August.

30 September - 2 October

Self-compassion as the door to living authentically

Learning to be mindful has many benefits. Learning self-compassion is an integral part of being mindful and living authentically. Led by Russell Pollitt SJ and Gillian Hugo at the Origins Retreat Centre, The Cradle of Humankind.

R4 450 all inclusive. Early bird R3 700 book before 16 September.

14- 16 October

Finding God in all things

Participate in the creative energy of God by creating and finding God in yourself and your own creative energy. Led by Tamaryn Imrie and Gillian Hugo at Auckland Park.

R3 350 self-catering. Early bird R2 750 book before 30 September.

4 - 6 November

Hildegard of Bingen

Discover what the wisdom of a 12th century woman mystic holds for us today. In this retreat we explore some of the themes of her spirituality, including her idea of "greening" creation and creativity and the holiness of the body using imaginative prayer, art and journaling. There will be some input, time for sharing and plenty of silence. Led by Annemarie Paulin-Campbell at Auckland Park.

R3 350 self-catering. Early bird R2 750 book before 28 October.