Silent Directed Retreat With Hildegard of Bingen (on-site)

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August 1-6 | Sunday 6:00 p.m.-Friday noon CST

facilitated by Mary Kay Whitacre, DMIN, and other Spiritual Directors associated with Sophia Center
Cost: $460 ($80 deposit required)
Limited to 15 participants
Join us for a week of silence, spiritual direction, and prayer guided by the inspiration of Hildegard of Bingen. At a time when few women wrote, Hildegard produced major works of theology and visionary writings. When few women were accorded respect, she was consulted by and advised bishops, popes, and kings. She used the curative powers of natural objects for healing and wrote treatises about natural history and the medicinal uses of plants, animals, trees, and stones. She is the first musical composer whose biography is known. Let Hildegard’s irresistible spirit and vibrant intellect awaken the mystic and prophet in you.
Please register by July 23. After submitting your registration, we will send you an invoice for the retreat. Please know we have scholarships available, and 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 important information relevant to your retreat, which you can expect to receive in the week prior. We look forward to welcoming you to Sophia!
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 from Seattle University.  Mary Kay is Associate Director of Souljourners and does spiritual direction, supervision, and a variety of retreats.