CANCELLED: A College-aged Retreat: Care of the Earth-Care of the Poor (on-site)

January 26-27, 2024 | Friday, 4:00 p.m.-Saturday, 2:00 p.m. CST

facilitated by Mary Kay Whitacre and Sr. Elizabeth Carrillo
Cost: $25 (includes meals and lodging—scholarships are available)
NOTE: This retreat is for high school graduates through the age of 25 years old.
This retreat will be an opportunity to celebrate our inherent goodness and our interconnectedness with all of creation. It will be a time together to discover our unique roles in caring for ourselves, our world, and the most vulnerable. Meet like-minded peers, have fun, and embark on a journey of sacred discovery as we explore what it means to love and serve as the heart, hands, and feet of Christ.
Please register by January 22. Once we have received your registration, we will send you an invoice for the retreat. Please know we have scholarships available; if you would like to make a request, email S. Carol Ann at We strongly encourage you to add to your email contacts to ensure the delivery of emails regarding your retreat.
S. Elizabeth Carrillo, OSB, has an M.A. degree in Religion and the Environment from the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. She is a board and staff member of the Center for Deep Green Faith, which provides offerings that blend eco-theology with eco-spirituality grounded in the Christian tradition. She is an alumna of the Center’s Contemplation and Care for Creation Certificate Program and provides workshops and retreats at Sophia Center and elsewhere.
Mary Kay Whitacre is a 2005 graduate of Souljourners and has been on the Souljourners staff since 2005. She has worked in pastoral ministry in the Catholic Church for more than 40 years. She has a master’s degree from Seattle University and has recently received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Seattle University. Mary Kay, who is Associate Director of Souljourners, provides spiritual direction and supervision and leads a variety of retreats.


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