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Vessels of Love: An Advent Retreat

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - December 2 @ 3:00 pm PST

$180.00 – $225.00

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Vessels of Love General Admission Fee
Registration for 1 person includes the retreat, overnight accommodations and meals. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 225.00
Unlimited
Vessels of Love RSM/Associate Fee
Registration for 1 Sister of Mercy/Mercy Associate includes the retreat, overnight accommodations and meals. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 180.00
Unlimited

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Vessels of Love: An Advent Retreat
Friday, Dec. 1, 12pm – Saturday, Dec. 2, 3pm

“God loves things by becoming them,” writes Richard Rohr in his book, The Universal Christ. Everyone and everything is a vessel in which God’s love is always flowing. We are being invited to trust in our capacity to be a channel for the Holy.

During this tender time of Advent, we bring ourselves as we are––our hesitations and certainties, our desires and sometimes wayward hearts––and ask to live more fully as vessels of Divine Love. What would it mean to trust that our desire and God’s desire is one desire?

Through silence, scripture, creative expression, and contemplative sharing, we will listen for how Love is calling and how we might collaborate with Sacred Presence in this season of expectancy and new birth.

Notes: We begin by enjoying lunch together on Friday at noon. That evening, after our evening session, we will join the Mercy Center community for Taize Prayer Around the Cross at 8pm. Our final session ends on Saturday at 3pm. Retreatants may linger, walk the labyrinth, or visit the chapel before departing.

 

Retreat Leaders

Colette Lafia is an award-winning author, spiritual director, and retreat leader. She has a passion for the contemplative path, and invites us to see ourselves as manifestations of Divine Love. Her most recent book is The Divine Heart: Seven Ways to Live in God’s Love, which received a 2022 Nautilus Book Award. To learn more about Colette, please visit www.colettelafia.com.

Mary Loebig Giles (she/her) is Pastor of Action and Contemplation at Common Table SF, leads a Faith & Justice cohort, and offers spiritual direction outdoors in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. She facilitates retreats that awaken the heart through embodied and contemplative practices. Learn more here.


Mary and Colette first met on a retreat at the Mercy Center and became friends as students in the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation. Their retreats are joyful, embodied, and contemplative encounters that deepen intimacy with self and God.

CONTACT
For further assistance, contact us at (650) 340-7474 or mc@sistersofmercy.org

These are unprecedented times. If finances are an issue, please fill out a learning grant form here for a grant. We want to make sure our offerings are available to everyone.

CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
The cancellation policy for Mercy Center Burlingame depends upon several factors including the type of program and duration of stay. Generally, the cancellation policy is a 50% forfeiture of payment if cancelled within 1 week or less of the program start date. Cancellation fees set forth in any specific program description supersedes any terms set forth in this general cancellation policy description.

Details

Start:
December 1 @ 12:00 pm PST
End:
December 2 @ 3:00 pm PST
Cost:
$180.00 – $225.00

Venue

Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Phone
650-340-7474