2017 Women’s Retreat: What do you know about Mary?

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Presented by Montview and Lumunos

Friday evening, June 2 through Sunday morning, June 4
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park

YMCA of the Rockies is located in Estes Park Colorado. See http://www.ymcarockies.org for details about the location and facilities. We will arrange carpools or van transportation as interest demands.

The weekend will begin with dinner on Friday evening, and will conclude after worship on Sunday morning.

Rates include two nights lodging and five meals (dinner Friday through breakfast on Sunday). Accommodations will be at one of the main lodges—rooms include two queen beds and a private bath. Futons are available for additional occupants. Double occupancy $195 per person. Single: $275. Triple: $169, Quad: $149.

We all know Mary as the mother of Jesus, but we often know little else. What can Mary teach us?
We’ll look at four dimensions of a woman’s wholeness through Mary:
Maiden — youth and innocence
Mother — nurturer
Disciple — faith leader; the feminine in public life and workplace
Crone — a friend of death and transitions

Sometimes it’s hard to hear God’s voice amid the noise and chaos of everyday life. This is a chance to remove ourselves from everyday distractions, chores and demands from others. As women (and perhaps especially moms with younger children), we often have a hard time doing this, but it’s important to our spiritual growth and our ability to be present to our families—not to mention our sanity!

A supportive intergenerational community can be an invaluable asset when we return to the chaos. This experience will provide you with an opportunity to deepen your relationships with other women of Montview. It’s a chance to be your authentic self, and you may just find someone who has faced challenges similar to yours.

It’s a chance to reflect, relate, and reenergize!

Retreat Leader: Marjory Zoet Bankson
Marjory is a published author, working artist and seasoned spiritual guide. She was President of Faith At Work (now Lumunos) from 1985 to 2001, and continued as editor/publisher of Faith@Work magazine until 2008. Now she writes, speaks and facilitates group discernment events around issues of call and transition. A graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard University), Marjory has an M.A. in American history from the University of Alaska and an honorary doctorate from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1999 — cited for her work in lay ministry.

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