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"Contemplation" with Francis and Clare

Sep 13 5:00pm - Sep 15 11:00am   |   retreat


How did Francis and Clare find God in everything? How were they so steeped in God?  Engage in life through contemplation and discover God in all aspects of life. Connect with the wisdom within you and deepen your relationship with God. Come and be still and know God. 

Do you long for quiet and stillness? Then this weekend is for you. Be steeped in God, hear the gentle whisperings of the Spirit and engage in life through contemplation. Take a long, loving look at all that is and discover God in everything and in all aspects of life.  Experience God’s love, healing and peace through nature. Connect with the wisdom within you and deepen your relationship with God.St. Francis was totally consumed with nature. Through contemplation, St Francis saw the world as a beautiful, sacred garden, a paradise where God dwells. St. Clare was immersed in contemplation by gazing upon Christ. This weekend let yourself be absorbed in nature like St. Francis and contemplate with St. Clare. God is all around you ... dance for joy with your loving God.

Contemplation leads to action because to be absorbed in God moves us to love and to love compels us to act.

Spend some time focusing on the beauty, mystery and power of nature. When we do this through contemplation, we become aware of the oneness with God, ourselves and the universe.

Fee Overnight $125 / Commuters $45 includes meals

Call 563-336-8414 for more info and to register.

Retreat leader Sister Kathleen Sadler, OSF grew up on a farm in Jesup, Ia., worked in retail and as a manager before entering the Sisters of St. Francis. As a sister she spent time on an Indian Reservation in Tohatchi, New Mexico and at Appalachia in Kentucky, twenty years as an activity director with Alzheimer’s patients and completed a two-year Ministry program at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. She also holds a certificate as a trained Spiritual Director from the Racine Dominicans in Racine, Wisconsin and also attended the Institute for Spiritual Direction. She is currently serving on the Retreat, Spirituality, and Liturgy Committees for her Franciscan Community in Clinton, Iowa. Along with spiritual direction, Sr. Kathleen provides retreats and days of reflection. She has offered retreats for the Knights of Columbus in Illinois as well as for the Knights in Iowa. She has presented retreats in Olympia Fields, Burr Ridge, Tinley Park and Bolingbrook all near Chicago in Illinois. Sister Kathleen provides days of reflection and retreats in numerous places in the Quad Cities area. Sister Kathleen is a spiritual guide who welcomes all who desire to find their inner wisdom, deepen their faith and spiritual life and seek peace, compassion, and hope.