Workshop: "Caring For Our Common Home: Cultivating Awe and Wonder Through Images of Air, Earth and Water"

Fri Apr 27, 2018 to Sun Apr 29, 2018 daily
Start Time:
7:00 PM


Register by Thursday, April 12

A $35 non-refundable deposit must accompany your request in order to secure your registration. Unless advised otherwise, you may pay the balance when you arrive.

Caring For Our Common Home: Cultivating Awe and Wonder Through Images of Air, Earth and Water

"Rather than a problem to be solved, the world is a joyful mystery to be contemplated
with gladness and praise." Laudato Si #87

Air, Earth, Water and Fire are integrally woven into the revelatory power of Christianity. As containers of sacred wisdom, the elements lead us into the heart of Christianity and at the same time unite us with our brothers and sisters across time and religious traditions. Most astonishingly, as we begin to fully realize that the elements are not just outside of us, but intimately flow through us, we find ourselves being called home to our bodies, our place in the global family and the web of life.

Contemplating the Elements is a powerful way of instilling the awe and wonder that Pope Francis insists is necessary to overcome our attitudes of masters and consumers and bring us into unity with all that exists. Only in this way will we have the energy and vision “to honor and respect our common home and promote life in all its forms.”

Caring for Our Common Home is an interactive Retreat entailing scripture, symbols, media, poetry, reflection, prayer, ritual, input and contemplative silence.

Facilitators: Sr. Eileen Power CND & Kathy Murtha

Sr. Eileen Power CND, a member of the Congregation of Notre Dame, is a Spiritual Director and Retreat Facilitator with many years of experience accompanying people on their spiritual journey. She has a Master of Divinity from St Michael’s College.

Kathy Murtha, is an associate of the Congregation of Notre Dame and has an MA in Theology from St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. Kathy is presently the Co-ordinator of Scarboro Mission Retreat Centre and has spent her life designing and facilitating Retreats for young people and adults.

Venue Info

Providence Spirituality Centre
1200 Princess St.
Postal Code:
K7M 3C9

Organizer Info

Register and info: 613-542-8826
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Providence Motherhouse

1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4


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