This day of reflection centers on a contemplative awareness of God’s presence in the context of our times. When we look deeply at the reality of both beauty and pain, we discover that God is inviting us to respond with gratitude and compassion. We will reflect on ways of responding that sustain us through the continuous process of both giving and receiving.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Presenter: Caz Tod-Pearson
Where: Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, Wernersville, PA
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Lunch included)
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (By April 7): $65
REGISTRATION FEE (After April 7): $75
FULL WEEKEND RATE: $275
Those desiring additional time and space as part of this retreat experience may choose to stay for the whole weekend as part of the Guided Silent Retreat. As part of this community you will be invited to contemplative group prayer on Friday evening and Sunday morning, have a variety of art and reading materials available to you, and be held in prayer by the Silent Retreat faculty. The full weekend rate also includes the Saturday program, all-school prayer services, two nights lodging, and six meals (Friday dinner-Sunday lunch).
About the Presenter . . .
Caz Tod-Pearson arrived in the US from New Zealand in 2004 to join Mission Year, a one year volunteer service program that invites 18-30 year olds into a lifestyle of faith, community, service and justice. Caz is now National Program Director, supporting the current City Directors in cities around the nation.
In 2009 Caz joined Kairos’ Spiritual Direction Training Program with the desire to grow in her ability to companion Mission Year participants as they attend to God’s activity and navigate their faith, community and service in an often unfamiliar urban context.
Caz seeks to live out the core values that Mission Year espouses in her own life, and has lived as part of The Simple Way since 2008. She is also the Director of this organization and community that is committed to building a neighborhood they can be proud of. The Simple Way has a cluster of about a dozen properties on the same block, with houses and gardens they share. They paint murals, help kids with homework, share food, host neighborhood celebrations, and try to live as one big family… which means eating together, praying together, and doing life together.
She loves to find the sacred in the ordinary, banana cake, and to be outdoors, especially near bodies of water. Caz is married to Mike, and has a one year old son, Asa.