Winter Retreat Weekend: Keeping Traditions Alive – March 2-4, 2018


Presenter: Leslie Porreca, RSM
March 2-4, 2018, Arrival: 7 p.m., Friday; Departure: 11 a.m., Sunday
Cost: $185 (includes lodging and meals)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206

We come to winter’s edge. The cusp of Spring just days away.

This is an invitation to come away awhile to take time to savor the barrenness of the landscape. For contemplation, observing the still life in nature and to see nature in all its beauty.

Step away and go deeper in your own thoughts.

Come find God in nature, music or the written word. Do as much or as little as you want.

This is also a time to prepare for spring with seed starting and garden planning. Take home our heirloom seeds for your garden. Work in our high tunnel (weather permitting) and learn about local foods and resources. Learn to prepare a plant-based meal and break bread together. Create a wellness plan for yourself and for the Earth.

There will be times of quiet as well as gathering around the fire and sharing.

About Leslie Porreca, RSMLeslie Porreca
Leslie Porreca, RSM, MSS, LCSW, is head of Cranaleith’s earth keeping, sustainability and permaculture activities, including management of the garden and kitchen. She is a former co-director at Mercy Farm at Lumen Christi, Vermont. Leslie is assisted by a committee of volunteer advisors and a dedicated cadre of program volunteers.




Friday, March, 2, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
ARRIVAL (7:00 p.m.)
Short Gathering and Weekend Overview
Small Bites Social Reception

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST (8:30 p.m.)
Morning Reflection
Activity of Choice
Bread Making Demonstration
Garden Planning and Heirloom Seeds
LUNCH (Noon)
Activity of Choice
Labyrinth Walk
Quite Time
Plant-Based Cooking Class
DINNER (6 p.m.)
Evening Reflection and Sharing

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Wrap Up Reflection

(Schedule is subject to change based on retreat size and weather conditions)

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