A Single-Women's Retreat: Qualities of a Healthy Spirituality (on-site)

January 5-7, 2024 | Friday, 7:00 p.m.—Sunday, 1:00 p.m. CST

Coordinated by S. Marcia Ziska, assisted by Sisters Micaela Randolph, Patricia Seipel, and Elizabeth Carrillo, OSB. Cost: $150 (includes private room and meals)

The start of a new year brings us new possibilities and opportunities. How about beginning 2024 by examining how you view and experience God, yourself, others, and the world? Using S. Melannie Svoboda’s book, Traits of a Healthy Spirituality, as well as the expressive arts (e.g., music, art, and movement.), we will discuss what it means to have a healthy spirituality and explore what that looks like for you. This will be an engaging and interactive time. If you would like to enhance your experience of this retreat, you may choose to purchase the book to have on hand during your retreat time, but this is not required. We will have a limited number of copies available for purchase at Sophia, and will be happy to reserve one for you—just let us know in the “comments” field as you register.
Please register by December 29. 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 sophia@mountosb.org. We strongly encourage you to add sophia@mountosb.org to your email contacts to ensure the delivery of emails regarding your retreat.
Marcia Ziska, OSB, is a member of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery, Atchison, Kansas. She received an M.A. degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in 1990 and a professional certificate in spiritual gerontology from the Johnson Institute in 2007. A retired certified hospital chaplain, she has served her community in pastoral care and formation work and as associate director of the Sophia Center. She was privileged to coordinate the Rome Renewal Program for English-speaking Benedictine women worldwide from 2003-2010. She currently is the vocation director for her community, a spiritual director, and a member of the Souljourners leadership team. She enjoys making jelly for the monastery gift shop, as well as lemon meringue pie and lemon curd from fresh Arizona lemons sent by her sister, Barb.


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