Soul-Full Conversations: Spiritual
“The page is a receptive ear for
the soul’s murmurings. Writing has helped me figure out what I know for sure
and, more important, it has given me a way to grapple with those questions that
seem to have no answers. At times, it has been a call and response between my
doubting, uncertain, seeking self and some wiser self whose voice I’m still
learning to summon and trust. But sharing what I write is what takes me to my
edge, to that place where my own vulnerabilities are brought to light and
exposed. And what a relief it is, always, to realize I can survive the glare,
and that I’m not alone after all.” —Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey
Over the past twelve months of writing in community and in
solitude, was your writing page “a receptive ear for your soul’s murmurings”?
We have shared one whole year of writing and soul-full conversation using David
Whyte’s book “CONSOLATIONS | The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of
Everyday Words”. Let’s gather at the Wildflower Center to revisit our writings,
to explore the possibility of further reflection, and to honor the gifts of all
that has been shared during the last year. There will be time for reflection,
time for additional writing, and plenty of time for story sharing.
Stephanie Warfield, MA
Oct 5 (Th)
9:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Star Hill Ranch
$95 (Pre-registration required.) Lunch will be provided.
(This retreat is for anyone who participated in at least one quarter of the
Spiritual Memoir series.)
Rev. Stephanie Warfield, MA, BCC,
served as Chaplain with the Seton Cancer Care Team before coming to Seton Cove as an educator. Her previous work involved spiritual care/counseling to adults at Shivers Center, the outpatient cancer clinic. Stephanie is passionate about creative ministry using art, poetry, worship, journal writing and retreat facilitation to encourage healing. She is Board Certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains and ordained as an Interfaith Minister. She has a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas and a MA in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University. She self-published three books: a Lenten reflection journal, a creative pastoral ministry handbook, and a journal of interviews with a teenage cancer patient in the weeks before her death. Stephanie’s mantra: Listen softly and carry a big heart!