It has been my great joy over many years to partner with Betsey Beckman in leading this Advent Retreat. This year we will be presenting it online at the invitation of St. Placid Priory, Lacey, WA.
Which means. . . ALL can come, no matter where you live!!
In addition to her artistry in dance, Betsey is a video producer and will bring her talent to creating this lively, prayerful, reflective time. To give you a sense of how this will work over Friday night and two Saturday sessions, pictures and descriptions are available on the Advent page.
This year the Advent retreat will be online!
ONCE UPON A TIME IN A TOWN CALLED NAZARETH
with Betsey Beckman
Mark your calendar for Friday evening, December 11 and Saturday December 12.For more information or to register, go to the St. Placid Priory website: NAZARETH
$75.00 - Partial Scholarships Available
Retreats and Presentations
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 last year's 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