Events:  Spirituality

Richard Rohr

The Daily Meditations Theme for 2022 is Nothing Stands Alone

 What could happen if we embraced the idea of God as relationship—with ourselves, each other, and the earth? Could salvation simply be the willingness to remain in loving relationship with all creation? We will explore these questions and more in the 2022 theme for Daily Meditations, Nothing Stands Alone.

"Our sense of disconnection is only an illusion. Nothing human can stop the flow of divine love; we cannot undo the eternal pattern even by our worst sin.”
– Fr. Richard Rohr

In this video, Father Richard introduces the new theme and explains how all belong—just as they are and without exceptions—in the Body of Christ.

Learn more about this year's Daily Meditations theme

The Daily Meditations are email reflections sent every day of the year. Each week builds on previous topics—but you can join at any time.

The Journey Continues: Ongoing Supervision and Education for Practicing Spiritual Directors  
Engaging in the ministry of spiritual direction has a way of expanding and deepening the mysteries of the spiritual life along with all the questions and challenges that arise.

This program offers the opportunity to explore some of those questions and to further refine the skills to help others mine the riches of God's grace.

Each two hour session will provide opportunities for supervision as well as facilitating input and discussion on important issues encountered in this ministry.
Interested in learning more?

Hear lead facilitator,
Sister Barbara Quinn,
discuss the program, at this

Spiritual Directors - don't miss out! 

Space is limited.

Applications due
no later than:

January 15th
Spring Semester Program:

Feb. 8 | Mar. 15 | Apr. 12 | May. 10

  • The Spiritual Exercises and The 19th Annotation: Two versions of the Same Book
  • Traditions of Prayer and Spiritual Direction: Carmelite and Franciscan
  • Dark Night and Depression: What's the Difference?
  • Spiritual Direction with Gen. Z and the NONES

Day: Second Tuesday of the month (see above)

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm EST (one hour supervision, one hour continuing education)

Place: Online

Cost: $200 per semester (only apply for spring semester right now)
Barbara Quinn, RSCJ is Associate Director of Spiritual Formation at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She holds a Master of Divinity from Weston Jesuit and a Doctor of Ministry from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Barb has been involved widely in spiritual direction and retreats since 1980 including the US, Africa, India, Europe. She developed and facilitated a two year spiritual direction certificate program for 12 years at the University of San Diego.
Kelly Hughes is the Campus Minister for Retreats at Boston College. She graduated from Providence College in 2011 with a B.A. in psychology, and went on to serve as a Cap Corps Volunteer with Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries in New York. Kelly earned her Master’s degree from Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry in 2014, and her Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation in 2021. Her experience in campus ministry includes small-group faith sharing and facilitation, service immersion, and spiritual direction and pastoral care for young adults.

The Monastic Way is now FREE for all!

Imagine this offer: Personal conversations with Joan Chittister, someone whose writing you've read and wished you could hear from directly. The ongoing possibility to pursue real reflection on today's important spiritual questions. The opportunity, each month, to be led through ideas that stretch your thinking, nourish your spirit, and help you form your own opinions on the issues of the age.
This incredible offer is available to you when you subscribe to The Monastic Way, Joan Chittister’s free online monthly publication with daily reflections.

The Monastic Way is available to all for free here.

If you subscribe, for free, you will receive:
—a monthly email with a PDF of The Monastic Way
—invitations to join Sister Joan for free webinars three times a year
—the opportunity to participate in monthly Zoom reflections with seekers like you

Joyce Rupp 2022 Events

July 1, 2022

Boundless Compassion Facilitator Training Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Shalom Spirituality Center
Dubuque, Iowa

Pre-requirement: June 26 -30 Boundless Compassion Retreat
Facilitator: Joyce Rupp
Connie Palm


Before registering for this training, an application form is to be completed and sent to the
director of Boundless Compassion. All information regarding this process can be found on the application form which is available from Connie Palm at Shalom Spirituality Center.

(Participants in this in-person retreat are eligible to attend a future Boundless Compassion Facilitator Training.)


All presenters and leaders of the Boundless Compassion retreats are certified facilitators. They have studied with Joyce Rupp and have been trained to lead the program in its various formats, including the four day retreat. Joyce continues to lead the training workshops that follow the four day retreats.

Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life

Series 2: March 3-24, 2022
Thursday evenings, 7–9 p.m. CST

Queen’s House Retreat Center, Saskatoon, SK
Virtual event (Zoom) series in two parts

Led by Gisele Bauche
Register Here
Additional Informational Brochure

January 2-6, 2022

Boundless Compassion Retreat (In Person)

Sunday, 7 p.m.–Thursday, 4 p.m.

Jesuit Retreat Center
Parma, OH

Led by Mary Dean Pfahler, SND,
certified Boundless Compassion facilitator

Information or 440-884-9300


“Compassion is a necessity, not a luxury.
Without it, humanity cannot survive.” (Dalai Lama)

Well-known author Joyce Rupp fashioned the Boundless Compassion retreat as a call to walk compassionately with self, others, and all of creation.  In this 4-day retreat based on
her book Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life, participants will discover the seeds of compassion revealed in the gospels and in insights from theology, spirituality, science, sociology, and psychology.  Come, explore the many-layered dimensions of compassion, the central quality of the life and teachings of Jesus.
Boundless Compassion certified facilitator Sr. Mary Dean Pfahler will use presentations,
small group discussions, media resources, personal reflection time, and guided prayer as
catalysts for a renewed commitment to be a compassionate presence to yourself and to
others in pain and struggle.

(Participants in this in-person retreat are eligible to attend a future Boundless Compassion Facilitator Training.)


February 25-27, 2022

Embraced with Compassion, Embracing the World

Friday 7:00 p.m. – Sunday noon
St. John XXIII Pastoral Center
Charleston, West Virginia
Women’s Weekend

Let by Mary Dean Pfahler, SND
Information, Registration:
Gerri Wright


Compassion is essential to human survival.

Discover the seeds of compassion planted across the spectrum of faith traditions and found in insights from theology, spirituality, science, sociology, and psychology.  Explore what it means to be compassionate toward oneself and a compassionate presence in the world.

This weekend retreat is inspired by well-known author Joyce Rupp’s Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life.  Sister Mary Dean Pfahler, a certifiedBoundless
Compassion facilitator, shares Joyce’s insights through presentations, quiet reflection, small group break-out sessions, media resources, and communal prayer.  Participants are invited to open their hearts to themselves, to one another, and to all beings.


June 26 – 30, 2022

Boundless Compassion Retreat

Sun. 7:00 pm. – Thurs. 4:00 p.m.
Dubuque, Iowa
Shalom Spirituality Center

Retreat leaders:
Mary Jo Wulf MSEd, BCF
Jeannine Kosman, BS, BCF

Connie Palm
CEU’s available


Mary Jo Wulf and Jeannine Kosman are BCF, (certified facilitators of Boundless Compassion, a program designed by Joyce Rupp. They invite you to expand and deepen your understanding of compassion from both a personal and professional perspective: During the first evening and following four days, you will glean insights from many dimensions including theology, spirituality, science, sociology and psychology. We will reflect on Christ call to love. You will experience this opportunity as a catalyst for a renewed commitment to be a compassionate presence to yourself and to others who are in the midst of pain and struggle. The daily process includes formal presentations, videos and other media, quiet reflection, and group dialogue. Please note, this program is open to all persons of any religious or nonreligious affiliation and personal belief system. Boundless Compassion Facilitator training will follow on July 1. Anyone who has completed this four day retreat may apply to be a facilitator and attend the training.

Join Sibyl Reynolds for a six week, online

Advent through Epiphany reflection/study, Preparing the Heart’s Sanctuary.

We will journey with Mary from Annunciation to the birth of Jesus, Epiphany and beyond. 

Weekly prayers, story, poetry, imagery and journal invitations will inspire the experience. Registration is now open.

To register, visit:

You can also register for individual webinars for $9.95 each.

Making Lent Real | March 2, 2022 | 2 to 3 p.m. |  $9.95
An exploration of the three prime actions of Lent – penance, abstinence and alms-giving – and how they can more deeply prepare our hearts for the Resurrection at Easter.
Speaker: Glenn Byer, author of the award-winning series Mass Appeal.

Prayer that Engages Our Whole Being | June 2 or 3, 2022
2 to 3 p.m. |  $9.95
How can we enrich and sustain our daily prayer life? An exploration of ways to enhance our prayer, different methods of prayer, practical tips and suggestions.
Speaker to be announced


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There are many active Creation Spirituality based communities in North America and more forming every year. Learn more HERE


Virtual Creation Spirituality Interfaith Worship Experience

Every Sunday (7p/6p/4p/1p Eastern/Central/Pacific/Hawaii) Register HERE


Lifting Up the Voices of Female Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse

This October 25 conversation focused on the perspectives of female survivors of clerical abuse in the Catholic Church and how such a perspective can help to heal the wounds of abuse in the Church, faith communities, and other institutions.

Watch the event video
Watch a panel discussion with male survivors
Learn more about global safeguarding


Our Council meetings are on the last Tuesday of each month. Join Matthew Fox, Skylar Wilson, Mariko Middleton and others from the global OSE movement as we come together to listen, share, and support one another! 4pm PT/7pm ET

This will be a time to connect in community around the themes of working sustainably and consistently to build and expand a culture that honors the sacredness of the Earth and all life. Our intention is to create a container for connection and networking with other mystic warriors who are putting forth the intention and effort needed to make a difference within these crucial and challenging times.

More than anything, this is a place to listen to one another and what has been happening within our extended network of ecoregional Pods who are meeting and rooting into their communities while creating change in both internal and systemic ways.

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