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Rekindling the Flame Retreat
June 11 at 4:00 pm – June 16 at 10:00 am CDT
A retreat for the laity and religious presented by Carol Quinlivan, CSJ
The Celtic Christian propensity to find the Divine in all created nature speaks with uncanny relevance to many of the concerns of our present era. The ancient wisdom, visual images, poetry, prayers and blessings of Celtic Christian spirituality take us beyond words to re-ignite our imagination and restore what we have neglected or forgotten.
Seeing through the sentimentality of the stories and legends surrounding Patrick and Brigid of Kildare we re-discover the transformative power of becoming an Anam Cara, Soul-Friend, to ourselves and to those we meet on the road of life. They both epitomize the beauty of hospitality and companionship, which is capable of fanning into flame the spark of faith in our own hearts. Exploring their witness of tireless evangelization can re-ignite our own imaginations and creativity.
About Sister Carol Quinlivan
Sister Carol is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet who has served in various catechetical and pastoral ministries in the parish and at the regional and archdiocesan level. She is a master catechist, a certified retreat and spiritual director providing opportunities for spiritual formation, group spiritual direction, development of pastoral leadership and staff personnel. Among her qualifications, Sister Carol holds a master’s degree in religious studies from Loyola Marymount University and is presently a doctoral candidate at the Jungian Institute in Carpinteria, California, while ministering at the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, California.
Franciscan Renewal Center