Inter-Congregational Addiction Program (ICAP) Retreat for Women Religious March 11-14, 2019

Inter-Congregational Addiction Program Retreat for Women Religious
“Hearts Broken and Mending”

March 11-14, 2019

Villa Maria DelMar Retreat Center
2-1918 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, California 95062

Featuring Retreat Leader Avis Clendenen

Guest House is pleased to support the ICAP program.

Retreat for Women Religious – Details

The Inter-Congregational Addiction Program (ICAP) is offering this recovery retreat to explore the rich metaphor of the human heart, broken and mending, as key to the process of entering the mystery and richness of recovery from addiction. The ancient, ever-new wisdom of biblical texts and parables, along with personal memoir, will be shared as recovery stories, holding the promises of heart-healing, which gradually unfold as we work our programs in solitude and in solidarity with each other. Each presentation is offered visually with poetry and music. These holy days will intimate the depth of spirituality our hearts know is possible, step by step.

Avis Clendenen was part of ICAP when she began her journey in sobriety and recovery 38 years ago. Avis recently departed her 35-year career as professor of religious studies and then assistant to the president at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She is now a professor emerita of religious studies. Her teaching experience was in the area of the integration of depth psychology with theology and spirituality, with an emphasis on living spirituality-in-depth today.

Avis designs and facilitates recovery retreats and retreats for those growing older, and she offers days of reflection on a variety of topics. She is author/co-author of five books, including Forgiveness: Finding Freedom Through Reconciliation and Experiencing Hildegard: Jungian Perspectives. Avis is a long-time mercy associate with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas/West Midwest Community.

The cost for the retreat, including meals and three overnight accommodations, is $375. Make checks or money orders payable to Education and Intervention, Inc. Registration is due by February 10, 2019.

You may contact Sally Gunn, SNJM, or Mary Gene Kinney, BVM, with questions.
Sr. Sally Gunn
Sr. Mary Gene Kinney

Education & Intervention, Inc., 7777 Lake St., Suite 115, River Forest, IL 60305-1734.

ICAP is a network of recovering addicted women in religious orders. It helps Roman Catholic women who are members of religious orders and are alcohol or chemically dependent, compulsive eaters, compulsive gamblers, etc. In addition to its summer retreats, ICAP networks Sisters through information, referrals, assistance in meeting other members, telephone support, and email support.

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