CANCELED: Wednesday Retreat Day – The Spiritual Practice of Making a Pilgrimage: Your Life, Your Calling

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Wednesday 7/6/2016
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Program Leader
Rev. Susan Copeland

Due to unforeseen circumstances we need to cancel the July Wednesday Retreat Day. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in August. Thank you!

Many spiritual traditions value the practice of making a pilgrimage to historic holy sites such as Canterbury, Jerusalem, Mecca, Rome, Varanasi, and Mexico City. Recently there has been a surge in people walking “the Camino” to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Iona in Scotland.  Why are pilgrimages so appealing and transformative?  And what do we gain if we begin to think of life itself as a pilgrimage?  Rev. Susan Copeland, author of “Finding the Waymarkers: A Pilgrim’s Journey for Modern Times and an experienced pilgrim, will be our guide as we consider what the key elements of pilgrimage are, how they are experienced around the world, and how we can apply them to personal issues such as grief and loss, a search for healing, or awakening to the depth of our own lives. The day will include a panel of people from various faiths who have made pilgrimages throughout the world.

Rev. Susan Copeland, ordained Christian minister, who served as Director of Spiritual Care at Cottage Health System and author of Finding the Waymarkers: A Pilgrim’s Journal for Modern Times will guide the day. Susan has led pilgrimages for others and been on many on her own.

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