Date(s) - 10/17/2019 - 10/20/2019
All Day


24th Annual Women’s Creative Process Retreat:  CPR for the Soul

Joy Unspeakable



Jesus spoke often about joy--his joy, our joy:  I have loved you; abide in love....remain in me...I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.  John 15: 9-11.  Join us as we explore joy in our lives, asking these questions:  What is the Nature of True Joy?  What steals joy in our lives?  How do we cultivate joy in our everyday lives?  What can children teach us about joy?  What does our happiness have to do with addressing the suffering of the world?

In The Book of Joy Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama pose this burning question:  How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?  These two spiritual giants speak of the 8 Pillars of Joy, which we will ponder and pray.  You may want to read this book, AND it is not required.  Each session will incorporate Daily Joy Practices: Rejoicing in Your day; Developing Mental Immunity; Art, Dance, Laughter/Play processes, among others.


Presenter:  The Reverend Mary Hardy


Logistics:    Solomon Episcopal Conference Center—Robert, Louisiana

October 17-20, 2019—Thursday 6:30 PM (dinner)- Sunday, approx. 11:30 AM

Fees:            Single Room:  $421           Shared:  $355         Deposit $ 220


Deposit/payments fully refundable if registration cancelled by August 1.

If you cancel after August 1, 2019 , you will receive a refund of all but your

deposit, unless your space is filled, in which case you will receive a full


Register:     www.seccla.org  or call (985) 748-6634


Attire:      Comfortable clothing is appropriate all weekend.  Think  layers.


Info:           Lisa Holden lisatompkinsholden@gmail.com  or  (504) 296-7234 or

Jill Melancon flyfishjill@bellsouth.net or (985) 705-1284


Bookings are closed for this event.