Special Event

Director Formation Renewal Day and Reflective Practice FY19

Cost: Free for Ascension Directors o Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30 o Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30 o Thursday, May 16, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30 o Friday, June 21, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30

Formation Renewal Day: The Transformative Power of Servant Leadership. This is a day-long program that is the foundational piece for FY19. The program will be offered on four different dates (Austin) and two dates (Waco) to accommodate schedules and to ensure an appropriate sized group. The Austin area renewal day will be held at The Wildflower Center in Austin, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, in order to encourage renewal and reflection.

You may also call Michelle Breehl mcBreehl@ascension.org or 512-324-5683 to register.

VP Formation Plan FY19 Dates


Formation Renewal Day:
The Transformative Power of Servant Leadership. All Renewal days will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center from 8:30am-3:30pm.

o Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30
o Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30
o Thursday, May 16, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30
o Friday, June 21, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30
 
Patricia Speier, DMin & Joe Barry, MA

Finding True Self: Through the Art and Soul of Paris

$4,995 (Includes roundtrip airfare Austin/Paris; six nights’ hotel accomodations in Paris; breakfast daily, one lunch and two dinners; deluxe motorcoach transportation for full tour, with hand-picked, experienced driver; admission fees/tickets as outlined in “experiences” above; all tips, taxes and surcharges included. Pre-registration required, deposit of $500 due by February 1, 2019. Reserve your spot, Pilgrimage limited to twenty participants.)
“Pilgrimage is often regarded as the universal quest for self. Though the form of the path changes from culture to culture, through different epochs of history, one element remains the same: renewal of the soul."
-Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage

Join spiritual guide and wisdom teacher, Patty Speier, Executive Director of the Seton Cove, and Carl McQueary, art historian, instructor, archivist , and sought after travel guide to France, as they introduce you to the transformative power of curated experiences of the art and soul of France. We will travel together not as tourists but as pilgrims who are open to giving themselves to the providence of the journey.

As pilgrims we are attentive and responsive to what the journey offers. When we open ourselves to the journey we discover that the truth—when really perceived and not just described—is always a wonder.
 
Through the use of poetry, wisdom teachings, and spiritual practices, Carl and Patty will facilitate the discovery of your own deeper relationship to the places we will visit and increase your awareness of the presence of the Sacred in yourself, your fellow pilgrims and how this Presence is manifested in art, architecture and the every-day life of Paris.
 
Experiences of the Pilgrimage include: The Notre-Dame Cathedral; The Basilica of Sacré Coeur; The Chapel of the Miraculous Medal; concert at Ste. Chapelle; full-day excursion to the magnificent Cathedral and Labyrinth at Chartres; Paris Orangerie Museum to see Monet’s murals of the water lilies; excursion to the Monet House and Gardens; the Musée Picasso and Musée d’Orsay; visits to the Vincential Motherhouse and the Daughters of Charity Motherhouse; free time to explore Paris at your desired pace; and more.
 
Led by: Patricia Speier & Carl McQueary

Reflective Practice Sessions for VP & Dir

7:30 to 9:00 AM No cost for VP & Dir February 13 March 20 April 24 June 5
Reflective Practice Sessions: These sessions are open to Directors and above, and to all graduates of the Two Year Executive Formation Program, Foundations/Management  Formation and The Leadership Pilgrimage. They are all held from 7:30 to 9:00 AM in SAO Foundation Board Room. The dates are:
  • February 13
  • March 20
  • April 24
  • June 5

VP Formation Renewal Day and Reflective Practice FY19

Free for Ascension VP o Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30 o Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30 o Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30
Formation Renewal Day: The Transformative Power of Servant Leadership. This is a day-long program that is the foundational piece for FY19. The program will be offered on three different dates (Austin) and two dates (Waco) to accommodate schedules and to ensure an appropriate sized group. The Austin area renewal day will be held at The Wildflower Center in Austin, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, in order to encourage renewal and reflection.

You may also call Michelle Breehl mcBreehl@ascension.org or 512-324-5683 to register.

VP Formation Plan FY19 Dates

Formation Renewal
Day: The Transformative Power of Servant Leadership. All Renewal days will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center from 8:30am-3:30pm.

o Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30
o Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30
o Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 8:30 – 3:30
 
Patricia Speier, DMin & Joe Barry, MA