The Recollection Retreat
May 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
“Recollection” is a 16th century word that meant, and means, “serious concentration of thought,” especially in a religious context. Its meaning also, by the early 17th century included the accompanying inner disposition needed for such “recollection” to happen: “composure, calmness of mind, self-possession.” Finally, by the mid-17th century, “recollection” also meant “the action of recalling something to the memory … the mental operation by which objects or ideas are revived in the mind.”
All of these meanings are included in the spiritual exercise we intend for May 15th, Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM. The location of the retreat will be your own home (using the ZOOM platform).
The year 2020 has been profoundly unsettled, and unsettling, for all of us. It was about loss … and gain. But in order for us to know “what happened”, we must know how effectively to “recollect”. It is not about us “remembering everything” – this, that, and the other thing – but about gaining the ability to grasp what specifically we “lost” and what specifically we “gained”. And THIS great achievement of understanding can best be accomplished when a group of people seek in the Holy Spirit to help one another get there.
Rick Ganz will lead us. Or better, the Holy Spirit will lead us and Rick will work to keep us attentive to that divine action at work throughout the day.
Join us for the day. We will look after you – Rick and Mary and Tara, making sure that we have the pacing right – the conversations, the quiet time, the time for lunch and a walk, etc. And when Rick judges that we are “full”, he will bring the day to a conclusion.
RSVP below in order to receive reminders, as well as online login information closer to the retreat day.