Young Adult Retreat: Grounded in the Heartbeat of God

February 27, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Sister Kathleen Storms, SSND

Young adult women ages 18-45 are invited to this online retreat experience facilitated by Sister Kathleen Storms, SSND. It will take place Sunday, February 27 from 1-4 p.m. CST via Zoom.

With all the life crises of our day — the global pandemic, climate change, fires, floods, droughts, displacement of peoples and political unrest — we have been shaken to our very roots. It is all the more imperative that we become grounded in our relationship with God who is the source of all life, bond with others who value our interconnectedness and find ways to act together to realize a world of peace, justice, and love.

Through discernment, contemplative listening and other spiritual practices, we will become more grounded in God and aware of the interconnectedness of all life in the heartbeat of God.

“…the world, created according to the divine model, is a web of relationships. Creatures tend towards God, and in turn it is proper to every living being to tend towards other things, so that throughout the universe we can find any number of constant and secretly interwoven relationships.[171] … The human person grows more, matures more and is sanctified more to the extent that he or she enters into relationships, going out from themselves to live in communion with God, with others and with all creatures… Everything is interconnected, and this invites us to develop a spirituality of that global solidarity which flows from the mystery of the Trinity.” Laudato Si’ #240

“Making the concerns of the poor our own, we become painfully aware of the many who suffer privations stemming from the sinfulness of our world. In accord with church teaching and directives, we work actively, especially in our local situations, to eliminate the root causes of injustice in order to realize a world of peace, justice, and love.” You Are Sent, SSND Constitution 17

About the facilitator:
Sister Kathleen Storms, SSND, is a spiritual director and retreat facilitator with more than 45 years of experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education/general science and a master’s degree in spirituality. After serving on staff at the Loyola Spirituality Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, in the early 1990s, she founded the Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry in Mankato, Minnesota, where she served until 2003 when she was elected to the provincial council for six years. She then became director of Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center in Iowa for seven years and most recently served on the SSND General Council in Rome since 2018. Her specialties include leadership for a sustainable future, Laudato Si’ and Integral Ecology formation, the Enneagram and Visio Divina – Art in Prayer.

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