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2-Night Retreat: Living Fully as God’s Beloved – Celebrating Henri Nouwen
February 21 @ 6:00 pm - February 23 @ 12:00 pm$350
Directed by Stacy Cates-Carney, BA
“Dear Friend, being the Beloved is the origin and the fulfillment of the life of the Spirit. I say this because, as soon as we catch a glimpse of this truth, we are put on a journey in search of the fullness of that truth and we will not rest until we rest in that truth. From the moment we claim the truth of being the Beloved, we are faced with the call to become who we are. Becoming the Beloved is the great spiritual journey we have to make.”
~~ from Henri Nouwen’s “Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World”
These days of retreat are an invitation to come away to the quiet and discover more deeply one’s belovedness and personal call. There will be space for silence, prayer, and spiritual conversation focused on Henri Nouwen’s message of living as God’s beloved.
This is a silent retreat. Retreatants are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Stacy Cates-Carney is an experienced retreat facilitator and spiritual director. She was part of the leadership for the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (19th annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius) for over 10 years in Western Washington. She has been affiliated with L’Arche, an international federation of communities of people with and without intellectual disabilities, since 1986. She has served in several roles, including Community Leader/Executive Director of L’Arche Tahoma Hope from 2003 to 2015 and she is currently L’Arche Vice International Leader. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she loves spending time in her garden, taking walks near and far and finding ways to contribute to the communities to which she belongs. She and her husband Joseph have two adult children.