Feb 20-22, 2020
June 11-13, 2020
September 17-19, 2020
All retreats are held at Canyon of the Eagles located in the Texas Hill Country. Program fee: $3,650/$3,290 (non-profits). Includes program materials, lodging, and meals.
As the foundation of Seton Cove’s leadership programs, the Leadership Pilgrimage provides leaders an opportunity to reflect on their personal identity and work through a year-long program that includes three retreats. These retreats are designed for the lives of busy professionals who generally don’t make time to renew their spirit and revitalize their understanding and practice of leadership.
Located in the Texas Hill Country, retreats are just far enough away to be accessible while still off the grid of daily life. Retreats are designed to be logistically feasible, beginning on Thursday afternoons and continuing through mid-day Saturday--striking the perfect balance between not missing too much work and not giving up an entire weekend.
The Leadership Pilgrimage mixes individual and group experiences that ultimately allow each person to slow down and regain awareness required to do "inner work" that modern life rarely enables. The use of personal stories, tales from the wisdom traditions, contemporary thinkers, and experiential exercises will facilitate individual reflection and group discussion.
Facilitators: Patricia Speier, D.Min & Joe Barry, MA
Location: Redemptorist Center of Renewal, Tucson, AZ
$1,500 (Includes private room, private bath, all meals, program and materials. Transportation to Tucson is not included. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Payment in full due by September 30, 2019.)
The World Could Be Otherwise: The Time Is Now.
Annual Contemplative Retreat in Tucson, Arizona
Join Patty Speier, Executive Director of Seton Cove and Senior Director of Formation for Ascension Health, at the stunningly beautiful Redemptorist Renewal Center in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as she leads us through an exploration of the work of two classic contemporary spiritual teachers, the Christian Benedictine nun, Joan Chittister and Zen priest and poet, Norman Fischer. In their latest books Chittister and Fischer describe how contemplative practice helps us respond from a generous and spacious place to the chaotic disruptions of the current political landscape. We will practice silence, meditation, and reflective discussion in this five day contemplative retreat. Please join us; the world needs your imagination and contemplative consciousness.
Patricia Speier, DMin