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A Mother’s Retreat
May 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pmFree
Join us for this nourishing retreat for mothers of all ages, from new moms with babies to empty nesters and grandmothers. Tara Ludwig, Spiritual Director at Faber Institute and mother of three little ones, will act as Retreat Director, guiding us through a reverent exploration of the power of “Mother”. Together, we will consider how our spiritual capacities as mothers create depth and meaning within our own homes and families, as well as empower us as agents of tenderness in a broken world. Through deep reflection and prayer, inspiring and honest dialogue, as well as shared laughter and tears, we will be at common cause in affirming the dignity of motherhood and its role in fostering a more united human family.
The Mothers’ Retreat is an annual ritual at the Faber Institute, which has been reimagined in light of COVID restrictions. This year, the retreat will be offered you in your home via the ZOOM platform on Saturday, May 8th, from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Pacific Time). The retreat serves as a “first act” to the Mother’s Day Weekend: the retreat, on Saturday, offers a time for mothers of all degrees of experience to gather together to share and reflect, preparing each to more fully receive the fruits of her lifework amidst her family on the Mother’s Day holiday on Sunday.
Please RSVP below in order to receive reminders, as well as online login information closer to the retreat day. We look joyfully forward to welcoming you to A Mother’s Retreat!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84004171491?pwd=WEV5T2IrL1NkSHova2R4QkRnQ1NQUT09
Meeting ID: 840 0417 1491
9:15 AM to 9:30 AM – Log in to Zoom to meet up with fellow Retreatants.
9:30 to 9:45 AM – Welcome and Opening Prayer
9:45 to 10:10 AM – Talk #1: “The Tyranny of ‘Good’”
10:10 to 10:25 AM – Quiet Contemplation: Time to pray about what you noticed happening inside you during Talk #1
10:25 to 10:40 AM – Conversation in the whole group: “What happened?”
10:40 to 11:00 AM – Talk #2: “Our Children are not Ours”
11:00 to 11:15 AM – Quiet Contemplation
11:15 to 11:30 AM– Conversation in the whole group: “What happened?”
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Lunch Hour
12:30 to 12:45 PM – Time to regather and share what we noticed happening in us over the lunch hour
12:45 to 1:10 PM – Talk #3: “The Unfolding Story of Mothers”
1:10 to 1:25 PM – Quiet Contemplation
1:25 to 1:40 PM – Conversation in the whole group: “What happened?”
1:40 to 2:00 PM – Talk #4: “The Power of ‘Mother’ Let Loose in the World”
2:00 to 2:15 PM – Quiet Contemplation
2:15 to 2:30 PM (or so) – “Collecting” of the graces of the day
Support of the Faber Institute: Any holy work that the Institute does is freely given in Christ. We do not charge a specific fee for our activities because we do not want a financial contribution to hinder anyone from participating in our work. We are grateful to those who understand that to do the work we do requires support, and who are willing to consider and make a contribution.