2022 Fall Program Schedule

September 20, 2022
Doctrine of Signatures

Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

We are what we eat! Explore how foods can affect our body.
​The doctrine of signatures, dating from the time of Dioscorides and Galen, states that the color and shape of different plants, vegetable and fruits resembling various parts of the body can be used to treat ailments of those body parts. There was a theological justification for the doctrine of signatures, as stated by botanists William Cole that “ God would have wanted to show what plants would be useful for”.

Tuesday 11- 1:00 pm
Offered via Zoom $30

September 21, 2022
Healing Oils and Aromatheraphy

Theresa Linehan, SNDdeN

The Bible contains many references to oils, spices, balms and the traders and merchants who sold, bartered, and used them. They give us a glimpse into the ancient world of medicine.
"...they went out ... and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them." (Mark 6:12-13).
Learn, enjoy and benefit how modern science has discovered why ancient traditions promoted and used aromatic oils for healing, cleansing and holy anointing. Experience how these healing oils can promote overall health and vitality.

Wednesday 11 - 1pm
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Offered via Zoom $50
If you would like to join the Springbank community for the program, contact Sr. Anita Braganza at 843 372 6311.

September 23, 24 & 25, 2022
Thomas Berry tells

“The New Story”

James Conlon Ph.D

We come to know things by telling their story, how they came to be and how they shaped our sense of the sacred. Come, explore and deepen your sense of Earth Community as we delve into the philosophy, writings and profound insights of Thomas Berry. Thomas Berry sees the evolutionary story as a unifying epic that would ignite awareness of our deep connection with the universe and Earth and our place as a species among other species.
There would be time for learning, sharing and exploring the sacred grounds of Springbank and the opportunity for creative expression.

Starts Friday 4:00 pm
Saturday : 11:00 – 1:00, 2:30 – 4:30
Sunday 11:00 – 12:30 ends with lunch.
Cost $390 Deposit $60 Balance $330
includes program, accommodations and meals

September 27-28 2022
The Healing Power of Dreams

Elizabeth Grund M.Ed

Our inner dream-maker, known by many names, nudges us toward health and wholeness in ourselves, our relationships and environment. The nudging is often outside our awareness, but by attending to dreams we can access the wisdom, in and around us, that wants to be known.
We will explore practical methods of connecting to this profound and renewable resource, experience the dynamic layers of meaning and practice translating insights into waking-life guidance and action.

Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost: $300 Deposit $60 Balance: $240
Includes program, accommodations and meals

September 30 – October 2, 2022
Recover, Reset, Deepen your intuition and wisdom.

Barbara Moore, Certified Somatic Coach, Certified Business Coach

How can we live clean and sober as so many changes are occurring?
In recovery? Know or live with someone in recovery or someone still struggling? This retreat is for those in recovery, AA, NA, Alanon, etc. as well as those who do not work a particular program. This clean and sober retreat is open to all.
Movement, Body centered practices, meditation, stretch/gentle yoga, laughter, peace and time along to reflect and walk the beautiful grounds at Springbank.
You will leave with easy practical tools and practices that will help you recenter yourself.
All are welcome with open arms.

Friday 5:30 pm dinner followed by 7 pm session
Saturday 11 - 1 pm, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Sunday 11 - 12:30 pm ending with lunch
Cost $390 Deposit $60 Balance $330
$680 per couple includes program, accommodations and meals
Call to donate to the scholarship fund

October 4-5, 2022​
Every Body’s Prayer: Expressing Faith Through Movement

Doreen Cloutier, CSC

If you have ever lifted your arms in wonder, tapped your feet to some inner song playing in your mind, held someone rocking with grief, then you understand how our bodies express what our soul knows to be true. Through a gentle, contemplative experience we will explore together the beauty of uniting heart, mind and body to express through movement what our souls are longing to share! Throughout our time together we will be stretching into our body’s marvelous ability for prayer in motion. All body types and/or physical limitations welcome.

Tuesday & Wednesday : 11:00 - 1:00, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Cost: $300 Deposit $60 Balance: $240
Includes program, accommodations and meals

October 7 -8, 2022
Forest Bathing

Trina McCormick, OP, Anita Braganza, IBVM

‘Forest Bathing’, ‘shinrin-yoku’, a Japanese term for a form of forest therapy treating the many ailments that arise from stressful urban life and busy calendars. Sitting under Springbank’s 800 year old Live Oak or spending time in Springbank’s woods of Pine, Magnolia and Cedar, you will be guided to slow down, breathe, connect with the natural world around you. Find in the company of trees, peace and companionship.
"Forest bathing invites you to be fully intentional, not to walk through the woods in order to get somewhere, but with the sole purpose of being fully present to yourself and to the lives around you.” Robin Wall Kimmerer

Friday : The program starts at 5.30 pm with dinner followed by the opening session
Saturday 10.30 – 12.30pm, 2:00 – 3.30pm
Cost $225, deposit $60 Balance $165
includes program, accommodation and meals

October 12-14,2022
Come and Paint Retreat

Gillian Romano

Enjoy three days of color expression through painting.
This retreat is for artists and non artists, to experience three days of creative expression through painting. During this retreat you be provided the opportunity to meditate, grow and nurture your innate wisdom through the experience of painting. Some techniques will also be taught to help enhance the experience.
This retreat is for artists and non-artists.
No prior experience is needed.
Tuesday - Thursday 11 - 1pm, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Enjoy three days of color expression through painting.

Cost $440 Deposit $60 Balance $380
Includes program, materials, accommodations, and meals.
Bring an apron and journal.

October 18-19, 2022
The Healing Joy of Music and Song

Anita Braganza, IBVM

Music is a universal language. It opens the heart and soul to a world deep within oneself, changes our vibrations with the possibility of bringing a sense of wholeness and well-being. Join others in listening, singing, creating music in the natural beauty of Springbank.

Tuesday - Wednesday 11 - 1 pm, 2:30 - 4:30
Cost $300 Deposit $60 Balance $240
includes program, accommodations and meals

October 21-23, 2022
Yoga Weekend Retreat

Joe Vinceguerra

Yoga is an ancient practice that helps unite body, mind and spirit. On this yoga retreat, join Charleston yoga teacher, Joe Vinceguerra, for a Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Retreat. Each morning, afternoon and evening, yoga and meditation classes will be offered while providing time to explore the beautiful world of Springbank. You will leave refreshed, renewed, and re-grounded. Participants do not need to know yoga or be "yoga experts".

Starts Friday at 5:30 pm with the evening meal followed by a 7 pm introductory session.
Saturday - Full day
Sunday - ends with lunch at 12:30 pm
Cost $390 Deposit $60 Balance $330
includes program, accommodations and meals

October 25-November 3, 2022
Mini Sabbatical – Indigenous Wisdom, Spirit Quest and Pottery

Trina McCormick, OP
Anita Braganza IBVM
Richard Guess

Enjoy a mini-sabbatical exploring the ancient wisdom of indigenous peoples, learning ways of relating to the natural world with greater reverence.
A Spirit Quest in the natural world opens us to the inspiration of the Spirit.
During this mini-sabbatical, you will create several, unique earthen vessels using a hand building technique. No art experience is necessary.
Enjoy a time of solitude and companionship with other seekers.

The mini-sabbatical starts October 25, 11 am and ends on November 3, after lunch.
Cost: $970 Deposit $100 Balance $870
includes program, materials for pottery, accommodations and meals

October 28-30, 2022
Spirit Quest

Richard Guess

The Spirit Quest is a deeply prayerful and insightful experience. Being open and receptive to the Spirit and listening in the profound quiet of the natural world is the focus of this Quest. Richard Guess of Cherokee ancestry will facilitate and offer support for you to have the optimal experience.
Springbank’s Spirit Quest is inspired by the traditional Vision Quest.

Starts Friday 7.00 pm with an introduction to Spirit Quest.
Ends on Sunday at 1.30 pm after lunch

​Cost $240 Deposit $60 Balance $180
There is no charge for the Spirit Quest
Cost includes accommodations and meals.

November 8-9 ​
Aging Mindfully at Any Age: Transformational Mind-Body Practices to Cultivate Flourishing While Growing Older

Pepper Sarnoff

Arrive curious to explore the art and the science of aging and of the mind-body practices that regulate our attention, restore our energy, activate healing resources, and amplify our capacity for compassion, connection, and creativity. “Aging is a daily process of awareness” says Chuangling Al Huang, and Jon Kabat- Zinn tells us to put out the welcome mat for whatever arises and “embrace the full catastrophe” of being alive in the present moment. Sages, scientists, musicians, poets, and philosophers all have wisdom to share, and we will slow down and savor some of their shared practices.

Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 - 1:00, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Cost: $300 Deposit $60 Balance: $240
Includes program, accommodations and meals

November 11-12, 2022
A Retreat with Thomas Merton

Jim Conlon, PhD

During this retreat we will rediscover the beauty and depth of legendary Thomas Merton's journey by reflecting on his life of contemplation and action.
Be enlightened and inspired by this presentation that embraces finding one’s ‘true self’.
"What people want is a way to God" ~Merton

Starts Friday 4:00 pm
Saturday 11 - 1:00 pm, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Sunday 11 - 12:30 pm ends with lunch
Cost: $390 Deposit $60 Balance $330
Includes program, accommodations and meals

November 15-17, 2022
Basketry: Weaving Balance and Beauty

Linda Szocik, SSJ_TOSF

Come and enjoy the contemplative art of basket making. Woven into the schedule will be time for personal reflection, ritual and communal prayer. Each participant will leave with the gift of their own creation. No experience necessary; materials provided for the making of several unique baskets.

Wednesday - Friday 10:00 - 12:30, 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $440 Deposit $60 Balance $380
Includes program, materials, accommodations and meals

November 19-20,2022
How Evolution is Changing our Faith in the 21st Century

Diarmuid O’Murchu MSC

In this workshop, we will explore the implications for faith and theology, particularly the newly
expanded horizon we are asked to embrace at this challenging time in our history as a human species.

Saturday 10:30 - 12:30 pm 2 - 4 pm
Sunday 10;30 - 12 pm Eucharist 2-4 pm
Cost $375 Deposit $60 Balance $315
includes program, accommodations and meals
This program is also offered via Zoom $80

November 22, 2022
Courage, Questions and Cosmology: The World and Wisdom of Nicholas Copernicus

Claire Anderson

As our cosmology shifts to embrace both the scientific and spiritual underpinnings of our world, this afternoon of reflection will explore the courage it takes to ask the questions that lead to a new cosmology.
“The planets, the spheres send the heavens are so bound together, that in no single part could one thing be altered without confusion among the other parts and in the whole universe” Copernicus

Tuesday 2:30 - 4:40 pm
Offered via Zoom
Cost: $30

November 29-30
Julian of Norwich : The Woman, Her World and Her Book

Jo-Ann Iannotti OP

Come and meet an extraordinary 14th century English woman who produced the first book written in English by a woman, The Revelations of Divine Love.
A woman of her time, her timeless experience of a series of revelations (showings) would revolutionize future generations’ experiences of God, Jesus Christ, the meaning of suffering and the standard by which we judge our relationships with each other.

Tuesday – Wednesday 11 – 1pm each day
Offered via Zoom
Cost: $60
If you would like to join the Springbank community for the program, contact
Sr. Anita Braganza at 843 372 6311.

December 2-3
Growing One’s Soul

Jim Conlon, PhD, Doreen Cloutier CSC, Anita Braganza IBVM

This retreat is an invitation to ponder, pray and pay attention to the sacred impulses rising up
in our hearts as we touch into other modes of understanding. We will nurture the heart, energize the mind and empower the spirit, hearing what lies deep within and expressing it through poetry, movement and music

Friday - Saturday 11- 1 pm, 2:30 - 4:30
Cost: $300 Deposit $60 Balance $240
Includes program, accommodations and meals