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A Day of Gratitude


Friday, November 16, 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

$30 - Bring a bag lunch

"Surprise leads us on the path of gratefulness." Brother David Steindl-Rast

Come join us for a day to reflect on all that we have been given and to be open to Surprise!

There will be opportunities to create a simple piece of art or to allow music, poetry, imagery, and the beauty of nature to bring joyful surprises.

From Brother David Steindl-Rast we will learn gratefulness practices that we can use all year long, not just during this season of Thanksgiving. We can also reflect on his wise words, "It is not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy."





Carmella Gingerelli Dautoff is a Spiritual Director and Retreat leader trained at Mercy Center. She uses Sacred Movement/Body Prayer to awaken the body, move the soul and open the heart.

Marilyn Granucci is currently the Spiritual Direction resource person who assists people in finding spiritual directors through Mercy Center. Marilyn is also a director of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Bernadette Hart, RSM is a skilled teacher, spiritual director, and group leader with experience in elementary schools, parish work, hospital chaplaincy, assisting elders, and vocation ministrpy. At Mercy Center, Sr. Bernie sees people for spiritual direction, leads the Cancer Prayer Group, and assists with retreat events and programs.




Learn more about connecting with a spiritual director.




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