Life Transitions - A Journey with god to god

Overview of the Retreat

Changes happen in our lives, some of them planned and others appear suddenly with very little warning. However, they do come and we have to learn to cope with them.

Transitions are the inner journeys we have to make if we are going to cope with change. Managing change is one of the most demanding aspects of our lives: life’s personal changes, congregational changes, theological changes which we will encounter in our faith journey.

The image of God which we had as a child no longer sustains us today. God continues to break anew into our lives in so many ways. This was the experience of Jesus, Edmund and the prophets in the Old Testament. During the retreat we will explore some of our own experiences of change and the transitions and how we coped. We would also hope to explore a little of the current changes that are happening in our Congregation and see what journeys of transition we need to make to feel at home in what is emerging.

FOUR RETREAT VENUES

RETREAT 1

WHEN: JULY 5-JULY 10 (Brothers are asked to arrive for dinner at 5 pm on JULY 4)

WHERE: SIENA RETREAT CENTER

5635 Erie St, Racine, WI 53402

COST: $ 425.00 US

Make check out to MT SION COMMUNITY and send to Br Sean Whitty

10845 Rathfon Rd Port Colborne,
Ontario Canada L3K 5V4

RETREAT 2

WHEN: JULY 11-JULY 16, 2019 (Participants are asked to arrive for dinner at 5:00 pm on July 10)

WHERE: JERICHO HOUSE

10845 RATHFON RD, PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO

COST: $360.00 US (Canadians are asked get a certified check for the US amount)

Make check out to MT SION COMMUNITY and send to Brother Sean Whitty CFC

10845 Rathfon Rd, Port Colborne,
Ontario, Canada L3K 5V4

RETREAT 3

WHEN: JULY 18- JULY 23, 2019 (Brothers can arrive after 7 pm on Wednesday night July 17)

WHERE: ST. LAWRENCE FRIARY Beacon, NY

COST: 400.00 US

Make check out to MT SION COMMUNITY and send to Br Sean Whitty,

10845 Rathfon Rd Port Colborne,
Ontario Canada L3K 5V4

RETREAT 4

WHEN: JULY 28- AUGUST 2, 2019 (Brothers are asked to arrive after 7 PM on JULY 27)

WHERE: MOUNT ALVERNIA RETREAT CENTER, WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY

COST: $375.00 US

Make check out to MT SION COMMUNITY and send to Brother Sean Whitty CFC

10845 Rathfon Rd, Port Colborne,
Ontario, Canada L3K 5V4

If you know the retreat you would like to attend next summer, please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks. fswhitty@hotmail.com

Retreat Director Brother Donal Kirk CFC

Donal was born in Monaghan, Ireland in 1952. He joined the Christian Brothers at quite a young age and went through the usual formation and studies programs and made his final profession in 1977. He went to Zambia in 1979 and Africa has been a major part of his life ever since then.

He has had a variety of roles in the Africa Province: teacher, school administration, director of novices, leadership roles with the Mater Dei District, as it was then called.

Donal also did six years on the Africa Province Leadership Team and is currently a member of the Transition Support Team (TST) with a mandate to help leadership teams to set up communities in line with Our Way into the Future (OWITF).