Laudato Si—Care for Our Common Home | What is Mine to Do?

Monday, 15 Jul 2019 – Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

4:00pm – 1:30pm

5 Day Retreat presented by Anne and Terry Symens-Bucher

Dates: 15th to 20th July 2019
Cost: €450 (inclusive of deposit)
Deposit: €100

Mon 15th July:
4.00pm-6.00pm – Arrivals and registration
6.00pm – Supper
7.30pm – Opening Session
Departures after lunch on Sat 20th July.

The encyclical Laudato Si—Care for Our Common Home is named after the Canticle of Creation, which was written by St. Francis of Assisi at the end of his life. After describing our current global context, the encyclical challenges us “to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each of us can do about it.” We understand this as a call for each of us to find our soul work—what is ours to do in this “one wild and precious life.” The wilderness guide and depth psychologist Bill Plotkin defines our soul as our “niche” in the world. How can we find our soul’s work in the world–our own unique and beautiful contribution to the web of Life? How can we know whether or not we are doing our soul work? We will explore these questions and possible answers through prayer, poetry, song, Scripture and the Work That Reconnects (Joanna Macy). We will use the lives of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi as inspiration to find our own way in the world.

Event Location

An Tairseach
Kilmantin Hill
Wicklow, County Wicklow, A67 YX26

Event Fees

€ 100.00
Retreat Cost
€ 450.00