“Fostering the Integrity and Movement to Contemplative Service”
What is Servant Leadership?
What is Authentic Service?
Whom Are We Serving?
This program is offered in the context of a retreat setting for persons who are currently engaged in serving Contemplative Outreach or other spiritual networks, employed in service vocations, or those who may envision exploring the experience of offering loving service to others with a deeper level of understanding. All are welcome.
What is the essence of this program?
The four day program entitled “Deepening the Contemplative Dimension of Servant Leadership” was inspired by Fr. Thomas Keating who envisioned providing a unique opportunity to deeply reflect on the nature and essence of authentic service, exploring the impact of Centering Prayer which gently cultivates an interior call to service and movement to a contemplative dimension of spirituality and service.
What is included in the 4-day experience?
In community, we will explore topics that move us from a mythic to mystic expression of contemplative service and other topics to enrich and support our contemplative journey. The retreat program will include periods of Centering Prayer in community, silence, chant and wisdom circles.
When and Where?
The Servant Leadership Retreat will take place Thursday through Sunday, May 28-31, 2020 at the Portiuncula Center for Prayer in Frankfurt, Illinois. Nestled in a lovely wooded 55-acre campus of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Center provides a peaceful environment for renewing body, mind, and soul. It is a place where you can enter your heart’s center to rest, refresh, and meet again the God who loves you. The Center is located 45 minutes south of Chicago near the intersection of Route 45 and I-80 and is accessible from Chicago airports by shuttle services: Portiuncula Center for Prayer, 9263 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort, IL 60423. Phone: (815) 464-3880. Fax: (815) 469-4880. Please visit the Portiuncula Center’s website for additional information.