Programs/Retreats

Pre-registration is requested for all programs.REGISTRATION FORM:
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– For “Free Will Offering” programs, call 978-380-1574, or email: ndscips@sndden.org
– For “PAID” events, please complete the Registration Form, at least 10 days in advance and send with your deposit to:
          Notre Dame Spirituality Center
          30 Jeffreys Neck Road,
          Ipswich, MA 01938
– Scholarships are available. Please call 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org
– For more information on any programs please call 978-380-1574.

Special Retreats for 2020

(please see next section for recurring programs)

Morning Meditation, “In Praise of Winter”
Pause and reflect on winter’s special qualities. We’ll plan to stay indoors looking out…but if the weather beckons, a stroll outdoors is optional. Meditations will include lexio divine, visio divina, guided meditation.
Thurs, Jan 30
10 am – noon
Presenter: Barbara Walton, ANDdeN
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN 15thAnniversary Remembrance
Sunday, Feb 16
4 – 6 pm
Join in fellowship for a prayer service, and Café a Tarde reception prepared by the Brazilian community ~ to honor the life and martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN.
Presenters: SNDdeNs Peggy Cummins, Ellen Dabrieo, Rita Raboin
No charge for this event. Please call to let us know you’re coming: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Lenten Evenings of Prayer
Tuesdays, Mar 3, 17, 31
7 – 8 pm
An opportunity to gather in song, meditation  and reflection in this season of preparation for remembering and reimagining the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We’ll place this preparation in light of the annual Jewish Passover feast, the context of Jesus’ Last Supper, which this year is celebrated on the same day as Holy Thursday.
Presenters: Art and Melanie McDonald
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Mary of MagdalaDisciple, Mystic, “Apostle to the Apostles”
Sunday, Mar 8
10 am – 3 pm
The day will be an opportunity to savor the gift of Mary of Magdala, mystic,  prophetess and witness to the resurrection and listen to her tell “her-story”.  She was a woman who had a powerful, mystical experience of her friend and confidant Jesus…an experience that literally drove her with great joy to tell the brother disciples, “I have seen the Lord!”
Presenter: Maureen Casey, SNDdeN
Cost: $35, includes lunch
Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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“One Wild Hunger*”, Overnight Retreat for Young Adults
Saturday, Mar 14, 10 am – Sunday, Mar 15, 1:30 pm
Young adults 20-39 are invited to look at fears and deep hungers to find the Divine within, using poetry, quiet prayer, reflection, song, and artistic expression.
*Based on the poem, Saint Francis and The Wolf by Christine Valters Paintner
Presenters: Peggy Cummins, SNDdeN, Mary MacGillivray
Cost: $75 includes meals/accommodation. Scholarships available: call 978-380-1574 or Mary.Boretti@sndden.org
Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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Movie & Pizza Nights
Thursdays, 5 – 8 pm
Mar 26, “Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story”
Apr 14 and May 20 – movie selection to be announced
For inspiration, education, conversation. Registration is a must to plan the meal.
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Advanced Enneagram Workshop in the Narrative Tradition
Saturday, Mar 28, 9 am – Sunday, Mar 29, 1 pm
(NOT FOR BEGINNING ENNEAGRAMERS)
The narrative or oral tradition purports that the best people to teach or pass on the enneagram are people who live at the various points. This is how the enneagram was originally passed on. Thus, this workshop will involve live interviews with the various types, through teaching videos and live subjects attending this workshop. We will also explore some of the more advanced inner components of the inner work/journey of each of the nine points as together we hope to explore:
– mapping each of the nine types unique path to spiritual/psychological growth
– correcting some of the false information that has crept into enneagram descriptors in recent years
-exploring what the inner work of each type looks like
– and more…time permitting!
Presenter: Ruth Duffy, SNDdeN, Certified Enneagram Teacher and Supervisor in the Narrative Tradition, Berkeley, CA with Helen Palmer and David Daniels
Cost: $125, includes four meals, overnight accommodations and materials.
Cost for commuters is $85.00 which includes Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch, all materials. 

Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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Six-Week Prayer and Reflection Group, “Breathing Under Water”
Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Apr 16, 23; May 7, 14, 21, 28
Discover how Gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can lead to a fuller life; explore themes in “Breathing Under Water” by Fr. Richard Rohr.
Presenters: Peggy Cummins, SNDdeN, Gloria Hayes, Mary MacGillivray
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

We, They, and Earth Day
Wed, Apr 22
5 – 8:30 pm
A look at our planet’s “4 elements”
of earth, air, fire (energy) and water, in terms of the destruction and pollution that is happening. And we’ll explore actions we can take on the “home level” along with prayer, to lower our own contribution to this.
Presenter: Judi Beltz, SNDdeN
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

7-Day Silent Directed Retreat
Sat, May 2 to Sat, May 9, 1 pm
Come apart for quiet and reflection. Discover more of yourself and God. Opportunities to meet with a Director. Optional 4, 5, 6, or 7-day available.
Directors: Mary Boretti SNDdeN, Ellen Keane SNDdeN, Kenneth Hughes SJ
Cost: $580 for 7-day meals and accommodations. Please call for pricing for fewer days.
Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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Engaging Impasse and Difference
Sunday, May 31
10 am – 3 pm
This one-day reflective experience will attempt to help us overcome our urge to fight or flee when we encounter gridlock in our relationships, our work, or just society. We’ll discuss evolutionary thinking and living and our own processes of development and growth. How do we engage others who might be at a very different point of awareness or consciousness from ourselves? Part of our experience together will be practicing communal contemplation. Insights used in this workshop have been adapted from the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue in Detroit, MI.
Shared meal included.
Facilitator: Art McDonald
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Transitions, “To Everything There is a Season”
Fri, Jun 5, 5 pm to Sun, Jun 7, 1 pm
How are we to make sense of life’s changes? Transitions always involve an inner, underlying process that is common to all transitions. We will explore that process and the actual experience of being in the midst of transition.
Presenter: Ellen Keane, SNDdeN
Cost: $175 includes meals/accommodation
Register, complete and return Registration Form at least 10 days advance.
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RECURRING MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Omega Group Gatherings
Wednesdays, Jan 29; Feb 19, Mar 11, Apr 1, 15; May 13, Jun 3
4:30 – 6 pm
Based in Teilhardian insight and recent work of Ilia Delio, OSF, we explore integrating this new consciousness into everyday lives.
Facilitators: Mary Boretti, SNDdeN, Ellen Keane, SNDdeN
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Centering Prayer
Saturdays, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 18, May 16, Jun 13
9:30 – 11 am
Experience this form of silent contemplative prayer in a peaceful setting.
Presenters: Spirituality Center Staff
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Spiritual Parenting
Saturdays, Feb 22, Mar 14, Apr 4, May 16, Jun 13
4:30 – 7 pm
Take time for centering, sharing and reflection on the parenting journey. Shared meal included.
Presenters:  Kristina Carlberg, Tori Rosati
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org

Mornings of Prayer for Women
Tuesdays, 9 – 10:45 am
Presenter: Catherine Griffiths, SNDdeN
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org
                                           MONTHY TOPICS
FEBRUARY 11 “Colossians 3: 12-17. Put On Then as God’s Chosen Ones”
We will break open God’s word in this passage as we pray to answer the call to clothe ourselves in all that we need to be true followers of Christ.

MARCH 17  “Our Lenten Journey”
We will look at the desert as a symbol for the Lenten journey as it reveals what it has to teach us.

APRIL 14   “We Are a Resurrection People”
“We are a resurrection people and alleluia is our name.” How do we truly live out of this?

MAY 19  “Hymns of Our Lady”
During this session we will look at some of the Mary songs that we grew up with and loved from our childhoods.

JUNE 9   “Living in Ordinary Time”
As we leave the Easter Season and return to ordinary time in our lives what does it look like to live like an ordinary Christian.

Sabbath Days for Self Care
Feb 12, Mar 16, Apr 7, May 14, Jun 10
9 am – 4 pm
Unplug. Take time for rest, meditation or walk in nature. Staff opens your day with prayer. Please bring your lunch.
Free will offering
To Register, call: 978-380-1574 or email: ndscips@sndden.org