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‘Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved’ retreat day May 9

It’s not too late to register! I’ll be offering a one-day retreat at the Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center in Ossining, N.Y., on Saturday, May 9, on my favorite topic: “Broken Beautiful, and Beloved: Learning to see ourselves through God’s eyes.”

The day will include a talk, lunch, some quiet time, a chance to journal and/or try out collage as a form of prayer and contemplation, and group discussion. Here are the details from the website: 

Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved 

So often we imagine that in order to be loved we must become better, different, perfect. But what if the things we think need to be “fixed” in order to make us more lovable – flaws and weaknesses, mistakes and sins – are the very things that make us beautiful in our own way? Can we learn to see our brokenness as a beauty mark instead of a scar? During this retreat day, we’ll try to remove the filters that color our vision and see ourselves as God does – wonderfully made, imperfections and all. After a morning talk and lunch, we’ll take some quiet time for reflection, followed by a journaling exercise and a group discussion to explore the ways we can begin to see our brokenness, not as a problem to be solved, but as a truth to be honored. We are all broken, beautiful, and beloved. Please bring a journal and a writing instrument for afternoon exercises.

Presenter: Mary DeTurris Poust

Saturday, May 9

10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Fee: $75 – $95 (as you are able) includes lunch

Here’s the link for the registration form, or register by phone at 914-941-4455. If you want to attend but are having any issues at all with the online form, please email me through this site and I’ll contact the retreat center for you and facilitate your registration.

Peace and All Good. I hope to see you in early May.

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