Dorothy Day Retreat

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Event details

  • Tuesday | September 26, 2017 to Thursday | September 28, 2017
  • 5:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • McShain-Hortsmann Family Life Center 315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355
  • 610-644-0400

Dorothy Day:  Faith, Spirituality, Hospitality and a Love for the Land

For men and women, including married couples

This unique retreat will offer an experience of the Benedictine spirituality of Dorothy Day, who in her life integrated her love of God, neighbor, and nature.  We will experience this integration through spiritual talks, quiet time, and some light hands-on work (if interested – spinning wool fleece into yarn) – the “ora et labora” of St. Benedict.  The themes of the retreat include simplicity of life, hospitality, and appreciation for God’s creation.  Participants will be given resources for incorporating Benedictine spirituality into one’s busy life, including ways to start a backyard or urban garden.

Dorothy Day retreat photoDirected by:  Carmina Chapp, Ph.D

Dr. Carmina Chapp is a Catholic theologian, educator, and speaker who, with her husband Larry, started the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm in 2013. Having learned of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement during her undergraduate years at the University of Notre Dame, she admired the radical nature of Day’s commitment to her faith, and was inspired to try to imitate it. Led by the Spirit, she earned her doctorate at Duquesne University, and began her academic career at DeSales University. She then served as Academic Dean at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. She presently works from her farm for Saint Joseph’s College Online Theology Programs. She enjoys shearing her sheep and spinning their wool.

Cost: $250.00 per person

To register, please click here or call 610-644-0400 for more information.