Mepkin Abbey offers Contemplative Aging Retreats
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 14:57

Mepkin Abbey, a Cistercian monastery, provides a serene place of natural beauty and quiet – the perfect setting - to help participants find the contemplative practice best suited for them. During the Contemplative Aging Retreat various contemplative practices are explored as a way to welcome the inner life of self development and spiritual growth as we move into elder-hood. Through contemplative dialogue and sharing common experiences and fears of aging, participants have an opportunity to view aging as a gift. In companionship with fellow elders, the retreat is an opportunity to harvest the wisdom aging brings and to find spiritual ways to navigate its stages.

The retreat begins Friday evening and lasts until the noon meal on Monday. It is conducted by one of the monks with a qualified team. Twenty participants can be accommodated. A limited number of rooms are available at the Abbey for those who may wish to join the monks for their times of prayer. Others will be housed off-campus but meals are provided on campus.

The next scheduled retreat is October 4 - 7, 2013. You can find out more information by visiting this web site.

Sr. Cathy makes her solemn profession at Santa Rita
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 13:58

Sr. Cathy will profess her solemn vows on June 8 at Santa Rita in Arizona.

A native of South Korea, Sr. Cathy was a member of a missionary community before she transferred to Santa Rita in 2009.  She holds a degree in theology and was active as a member of the formation team in her former congregation.  Sr. Cathy LOVES the Cistercian life and lives it with much faith and joy. 

Mother Vicki of Santa Rita writes, "All of us here are delighted that she will be a permanent member of our community.  Her mother and sister will be coming for her solemn profession – from Korea!  It will be a joyful day for us all!"

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