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Sep
17
Fri
Hildegard of Bingen with the Gabriola Ecumenical Society and Maureen Wild
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Gabriola Ecumenical Society presents a short retreat on Hildegard of Bingen

Themes to be touched on throughout this retreat include

  • Hildegard’s Life & Times
  • Her Wisdom about Plants & Healing and Greening our Spirit
  • Her Visions, Music &Poetry
  • Hildegard’s Significance for Our Times

Style components: short conferences, opportunities to share with others, a contemplative time with the healing power of nature (e.g. plants like oregano, mint or parsley), art forms arising from her way of seeing and knowing, Hildegard’s unique form of chant as prayer.

Gabriola Ecumenical Society website

Suggested Donation $20

No one will be turned away based on financial means.  An opportunity to pay more or less will be available.  Contact Gabriola Ecumenical Society if you would like more info.

Maureen Wild, SC, MEd, is an educator, speaker and retreat guide focusing on themes of spiritual ecology.  She is featured in Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology (Harvard University Press, 2007).

In the fall of 2019, Maureen enjoyed a visit to the land of Hildegard alongside the Rhine and Nahe Rivers.

Maureen has lived on Gabriola since 2007.

Oct
3
Sun
St. Francis of Assisi with the Gabriola Ecumenical Society and Maureen Wild
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come rest in the life and Spirit of Francis of Assisi.

This on-line retreat weaves together anecdotes from his life, places he sought communion with God, poetic verse and prayers that emerged from within him, and challenging teachings from his way of life.

All has relevance for today, and is especially highlighted by Pope Francis in light of the signs of our time to care for our common Earth home and to unite with justice, equality and friendship with all our brothers and sisters.

Gabriola Ecumenical Society website

Suggested Donation $20

No one will be turned away based on financial means.  An opportunity to pay more or less will be available.  Contact the Gabriola Ecumenical Society if you need more info.

Maureen Wild, SC, MEd, is an educator, speaker and retreat guide focusing on themes of spiritual ecology.  She is featured in Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology (Harvard University Press, 2007).  In the fall of 2019, Maureen enjoyed a visit to the land of Francis of Assisi in the Tuscany and Umbria areas of Italy.

Maureen has lived on Gabriola since 2007.