Sister Water and the Sultan - Exploring our Spiritual Lives with Francis of Assisi
About This Event
Come and enjoy the awakening earth on this guided retreat with leader Len Desroches.
How do we live lovingly with each other - especially as we are divided by culture, nationality, religion and more? How do we live responsibly and lovingly with the natural world? Francis of Assisi lived by the words of the anonymous poem often attributed to him: “Lord make me an instrument of thy peace, where there is hatred let me sow love.” Francis was a medieval friar, deacon and preacher who is known, not only for his love of nature and the environment but also how he engaged deeply in the political and social issues of his day – including a powerful encounter with the Muslim Sultan of Egypt.
Join a small group for a springtime 4-day retreat at Five Oaks. We will gather in House on the Hill for learning and reflection, and meals will be provided in the Main Building dining hall.