Program Schedule

February 15 – 16, 2022
Tapping the Wellspring Within

Pepper Sarnoff

By widening the circle of compassion for self, others and the planet, we develop healing resources to support ourselves and others through transitions, loss, change and growth. Let us honor and celebrate with story, play, movement, poetry,  stillness and color.

Tuesday - Wednesday   11 - 1pm, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost $275     Deposit $60    Balance $215
includes program, accommodations and meals


February 18 – 20, 2022
The Universe Story

Jim Conlon, PhD

Everything in the universe is unique. Everything has its own subjective identity and everything is related to everything else. We come to know things by telling their story, how they came to be and how they shaped our sense of the sacred. Creation is on-going, it is an on-going process. We may actually be in the dawn of creation.

Through story and shared dream experience, we come to a place of profound understanding of all of creation; we discover that we are all shaped and formed in the same primordial furnace. To have a creation story is to have a sense of who we are and we need to know who we are.

Starts Friday 4:00 pm
Saturday : 11:00 – 1:00, 2:30 – 4:30
Sunday 11:00 – 12:30 ends with lunch.

Cost $360 Deposit $60 Balance $300
includes program, accommodations and meals


February 22 – 23, 2022
Other Modes of Understanding

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 words, movement and music

Tuesday - Wednesday 11- 1 pm, 2:30 - 4:30
Cost: $275 Deposit $60 Balance $215
Includes program, accommodations and meals


February 25 – 26, 2022
Discerning Wisdom for Evolutionary Times

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.

Friday - Saturday 10:30 - 12:30 pm 2 - 4 pm
Sunday 10;30 - 12 pm followed by lunch
Cost $375 Deposit $60 Balance $315
includes program, accommodations and meals
This program is also offered via Zoom $70


March 1 -2, 2022 ​
Growing One’s Soul… 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: $275 Deposit $60 Balance: $215
Includes program, accommodations and meals


March 4 – 6, 2022
A Retreat with Thomas Merton

Jim Conlon, PhD

During this retreat we will rediscover the beauty and depth of Merton's journey by reflecting on his way of contemplation and action.

"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: $360 Deposit $60 Balance $300
Includes program, accommodations and meals


March 8 – 9, 2022
Awakening the Soul Within Native Flute

Cerantha Corley

Learn how to play a Native American-style flute that expresses your inner song.

Tuesday - Wednesday 11:00 - 1:00 pm, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost $275 Deposit $60 Balance $215
Includes program, accommodations, and meals.
Native American flutes available for sale $80 at program.


March 11 – 13, 2022
Walking through the 12 steps of Recovery with the 7 Chakras

Robin Berning CLC CSC

Join Robin Berning, certified Spiritual Life Coach, Reiki Master teacher and active member of AA
with 14 years of sobriety as we journey through the 12 steps of recovery, identifying what chakras
are associated with each step in our recovery program.

The workshop will encompass the use of the 12-step work, meditation, essential oils and other fun and explorative techniques.

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 $360 Deposit $60 Balance $300
includes program, accommodations and meals


March 15 – 23, 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 and learning ways of relating
to the natural world with greater reverence.

A one day "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 March 15, 11 am and ends on March 23 after lunch.

Cost: $840 Deposit $100 Balance $740
includes program, materials for pottery, accommodations and meals


March 18 – 20, 2022
Spirit Quest

Richard Guess

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 seven-hour Quest.
Prayer is an integral part of this experience.

​Starts Friday 7:00 pm Introduction to Spirit Quest
Saturday: Full Day
Sunday 11- 1:00 pm ends with lunch
​Cost $220 Deposit $60 Balance $160
There is no charge for the Spirit Quest
Cost includes accommodations and meals.


March 25 – 27, 2022
Geo-Justice – Integral Ecology

Jim Conlon, PhD

Geo-Justice – the emergence of integral ecology. An awakening to a planetary call to action, to liberate the poor and the impoverished Earth through a vision of hope, courage and a planetary pentecost, as our hearts and minds become infused with cosmic powers.

Starts Friday 4:00 pm
Saturday 11 - 1:00 pm, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Sunday 11 - 12:30 pm ends with lunch
Cost: $380 Deposit $60 Balance $320
Includes program, accommodations and meals


March 28, 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.

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

March 29 – 30, 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 $295 Deposit $60 Balance $235
includes program, accommodations and meals


April 1 – 3, 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 $380 Deposit $60 Balance $320
includes program, accommodations and meals


April 5, 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 they anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them." (Mark 6:12-13).

Aromatic oils for healing, cleansing, and holy anointing are mentioned more than 500 times in the Bible. Learn, enjoy, and experience how modern science has discovered why Moses used them to protect the Israelites; why Mary and Joseph used them for daily well-being. Experience how these healing oils are effective antibiotics and promote overall health and vitality.

Tuesday 11 - 1pm, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Offered via Zoom $30


April 6, 2022
Doctrine of Signature

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 herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments of those body
parts. A theological justification, as stated by botanists such as William Coles, was that God would have wanted to show all what plants would be useful for.

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

Cost: Residential for both programs $275 Deposit $60 Balance $215
includes program, accommodations and meals


April 9, 2022
Forest Bathing

Trina McCormick, OP, Anita Braganza, IBVM

‘Forest Bathing’, ‘shirin-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, finding 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

Saturday 11 - 1:00 pm, 2:30 - 4:30
Cost: $95 includes program and lunch

April 14 – 17, 2022
Holy Week – Easter Triduum

Our experience of Easter gives us hope in a time of ecological decline. This retreat includes the Holy Thursday Eucharistic Liturgy/Seder Meal, Good Friday "Way of the Cross', Holy Saturday Great Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday morning celebration of renewed hope with poetry and song.

Thursday: Arrival at 3:00 pm
Sunday: Departure at 2:00 pm after a celebratory Easter meal.

Cost : $450 Deposit $60 Balance : $390


April 19 – 21, 2022
Come and Paint Retreat

Gillian Romano

Enjoy three days of color expression through painting.

In this retreat, you will experience painting as a form of meditation, providing an opportunity to rediscover, grow and nurture your innate wisdom, helping you engage the present moment and be conduits of energy of the creative Universe! This retreat is for artists and non-artists.
No prior experience is needed.

Tuesday - Thursday 11 - 1pm, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost $400 Deposit $60 Balance $340
includes program, materials, accommodations and meals.
Bring an apron and journal.


April 27 -29, 2022
Basketry: Weaving Balance and Beauty

Linda Szocik, SSJ_TOSF

​Come and enjoy the contemplative art of basketry. Woven into the schedule will be time for personal reflection and communal prayer. (No experience necessary; materials furnished)

Wednesday - Friday 10:00 - 12:30, 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $430 Deposit $60 Materials $15 Balance $370
includes program, accommodations and meals