|Witnesses on the Way - Retreat|
|1/23/2020 Kathleen MacInnis Kichline|
Witnesses on the Way
Retreat & Stations of the Cross
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9 am to 3 pm
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lake Stevens, Washington
Witnesses on the Way is an
interactive Stations of the Cross that uses scripture, reflection, music and
prayer to immerse us into the story through the eyes of those who were
In the morning, we learn about
various biblical characters and then in the afternoon we will create and pray
the Stations as Witnesses on the Way.
Our retreat will be co-facilitated
by Kathleen Kichline, M.Div. and Betsey Beckman, M. M. Cost: free will offering, lunch is included
To register or for
more info, contact the parish offices at 360-691-2636, email@example.com
As a dancer, choreographer, author, mother, wife, teacher and spiritual director, I am passionate about living life fully and fostering creativity in all those with whom I share life and ministry. Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, I am a member of St. Patrick, Seattle, where I also direct the dance ministry.
| I love
discovering where our stories, especially the stories of women, intersect with
God’s saving action. Family—as in motherhood,
sisterhood, being a wife and grandmother, Scripture, retreats, spiritual
direction, parish ministry and teaching are all opportunities to grow in that
awareness of God’s story within our own.
What is Sisters in Scripture?
Sisters in Scripture began as a bible study for women and while it still is that today, the ministry has grown into much more. Bible Studies were followed by workshops and presentations which evolved into a full line of retreat offerings—some as short as a partial day, others over several days, on a rich variety of topics.
with Kathleen is also available via phone/Skype or in person at either of two locations: Lynnwood, WA (occasionally) and Bella Vista, AR (regularly).
Sisters in Scripture offers a variety of studies available for purchase from this site
. Each study seeks to prayerfully engage the scriptures to arrive at meaning for today and in our everyday lives. To do so, we enter the story through the lens of various biblical characters using both biblical scholarship and our own creative imagination.
Each chapter includes Background, Prayer, Reflection Questions, and a Closer Look at the Text. To see the full line of studies, go to the Bible Studies
page or the Purchase Books
page on this site.
Retreats and Presentation
As with the interactive focus in my studies, the retreats are also designed to help participants enter into and experience the theme through a variety of modalities: prayer, silence, presentation, discussion, music, art, poetry, etc.
In addition to leading retreats, for the past four years, I have been co-teaching a course on Spiritual Retreats in the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, a sacred task that allows retreat ministry to expand through the future ministries of those I teach.
To View Photos of the latest Retreat, Once Upon a Time in a Town Called Nazareth click on the link.
A comment from Julie Joslund, Pastor of Edmonds Lutheran Church:
Kathleen and Betsey’s Advent Retreat Once Upon a Time in a Town Called Nazareth is fabulous! The story and the inspiration of young Mary becoming the mother of our Lord - with all the incumbent questions, joys and fears - comes to life with the images, colors, words, songs and dances from long ago Nazareth…. right up to today. Participants are involved and included in the retreat experience. It is hands on and fulfilling. Everyone goes away with a full heart, ready to engage the season of Advent and the coming once again of Christ into our days.
A partial list of retreat offerings would include:
- Once Upon a Time in a Town Called Nazareth,
- The Women Who Follow Jesus
- The First Supper
- Witnesses on the Way: an Interactive Stations of the Cross
- Encounters with the Risen Lord
- God’s Gift of Abundant Time
- Grandmother God: Loving as God Loves
- An Evening with Esther, and
- Wisdom from Tobit
A more apt name might be "spiritual companioning.” I often think of the disciples on the Road to Emmaus when doing Spiritual Direction. On life's road, Christ draws alongside, unseen but ever present, though we are often only partially aware. Spiritual Direction is intentional attentiveness to that Presence in the company of an other who walks that same journey. To read more about this gentle disciple, go to the Spiritual Direction
page on this website.