ROUTES TO ROOTS IN RECOVERY
Avis is delighted and honored to return for her 5th time designing and facilitating an ICAP/Guest House retreat. She has been engaged in routes to recovery from alcoholism for 41 years and the spiritual roots that make all the difference. After concluding more than four decades in theological education 2018, Avis is now the Coordinator for Liturgical and Spiritual Services at Mercy Circle in Chicago, a continuing care retirement community were 75% of the residents are women religious. In addition, Avis designs and facilitates days of reflection and retreats that integrate psycho-spiritual insights with the arts.
“Routes to Roots in Recovery” is a creative 12-Step retreat—a montage of stories, memoir, practical routes, and spiritual roots that nourish and challenge us as we take our steps in recovery. These sacred hours will include visual reflections, music, poetry, insights from depth psychology and our personal willingness to realize that the Power working within us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
Guest House offers retreats periodically throughout the year as support for clergy and men and women religious in recovery from a variety of addictive disorders. This particular retreat is offered for our alumnae women religious as well as sisters who came to recovery through other treatment centers or entered recovery on their own.
The Inter-Congregational Addictions Program, ICAP, is the network of sisters recovering by working programs based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. The purpose of ICAP is to enhance the recovery program of sisters by helping them to network, connect, access and affiliate with other sisters using 12-Step recovery. ICAP can be contacted at 773-852-3608.
Registration Fee: There is no cost to you to attend this retreat due to the generosity of Guest House, our benefactors and the ICAP organization. Happy New Year and enjoy this gift as you continue on your recovery journey.