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Speaking Truth with Love -
A Model of Prophetic Witness for our Time

Led by Lisa Wagner-Carollo


Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon PT

$40 Registration Fee
$32 RSM/Associates








What does a spirituality of gratitude look like? How can this way of looking at the world help us to negotiate the complexity of our world today?

Dorothy Day is known as the Mother of the Peace Movement. She truly was a prophetic example of what it means to speak the truth with love by serving the poor, standing up for women's voting rights, worker's rights, care of the environment, and peace and justice for all people.

Lisa will specifically focus on Dorothy’s embodiment of the works of mercy and the gratitude with which she lived. Using Dorothy’s inner life and outer experiences as a lens, participants will explore their own spiritual journeys. 




Live Online Zoom Video. A computer and camera/microphone is suggested for this retreat.





Lisa Wagner-Carollo is the Founder of Still Point Theatre Collective. She acted as the company’s executive director for 18 years and currently serves as the theater's artistic director. She founded Still Point in 1993, motivated by a strong desire to combine ministry, social justice, and theatre.

For over two decades, she has toured the country and overseas with the one-woman play Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day. Along with performing in several Still Point productions, she has also co-authored four plays for Still Point, including Visionary at the Helm, for Catholic Charities USA. Prior to starting Still Point, she lived in the L’Arche Heartland Community in Kansas City and St. Catherine’s Catholic Worker in Chicago.


In 1998, Lisa began Still Point’s theatre program for women in prison at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center. Today, the program also includes workshops at Cook County Jail and a program at Grace House for women who have recently left prison. 


Lisa is also a spiritual director, having completed her training in 2010 at Siena Center in Racine, Wisconsin.

Lisa Wagner-Carollo

Recently, with Ayasofya Press, Lisa published a book of poems, prayers, and reflections entitled Above, Along, Inside, and Through.






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