“Healing the human/Earth relationship”

Retreat this weekend in LA archdiocese aims to get participants in “harmony with the cosmic power of transformation”

The website of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is promoting a three-day event beginning tomorrow at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino entitled, “Living Through a Global Mind-Shift with Grace and Humor.”

Holy Spirit Retreat Center is operated by the Sisters of Social Service of Los Angeles.

“We know that we are living in a time of great change — socially, ecologically, and spiritually — a change that comes without instructions, or does it?” says a description of the retreat on the Holy Spirit website. “Earth-our-home has experience with many radical transformations, and consistently brings forth beauty, both stark and lush, through cataclysmic processes. This transformation-through-crisis is part of our heritage as cosmic beings, and available to us. This weekend we will explore and practice being in harmony with the cosmic power of transformation, with life — death — rebirth the cosmic way. We will apprentice ourselves to Earth to reclaim and develop skill with this part of our heritage.” 

Sr. Toni Nash, C.S.J., and Sr. Donna Gibbs, C.S.J., will lead the retreat.

According to the Holy Spirit Retreat Center website, Sr. Nash has given “Earth Spirituality” and “New Cosmology” workshops and retreats for the past 30 years. The retreats, says the website, focus on “the beauty and challenge of living in harmony with the Universe. The passion that guides all her involvements is for healing the human/Earth relationship and for recovering a sense of our true place in the web of creation.”

Sr. Gibbs, says the website, “speaks and writes about the Sacred connection with Earth many of us in the Western Cultures have lost. She taps into the deep wisdom available with the knowing that ‘we are indigenous Earth.’”

The retreat is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and conclude on Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m. Cost varies from between $115 to $205 depending on accommodations selected by participants.

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