The spirituality of the famous priest and writer Henri Nouwen will be the topic of a weekend retreat at St. Benedict Center, four miles north of Schuyler, on July 27 - 29, 2018, presented by Wil Hernandez, Ph.D. and titled, Henri Nouwen: Master of Soul Care. Henri Nouwen embodied soul care—in the way he cared for his own soul and the souls of others. In this retreat we will focus on how we, too, can engage in deep, personal soul work. Through Nouwen’s rich insights and lived example we will learn how to care primarily for our own souls in order that we can more effectively companion other souls in their spiritual journey---whether as a spiritual friend, guide, mentor, or spiritual director.
Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB, is an international retreat leader, a spiritual director, and the author of a trilogy on Henri Nouwen published by Paulist Press plus a recent release entitled, Mere Spirituality: The Spiritual Life According to Henri Nouwen (SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2015). All year round he conducts retreats, workshops, and seminars and teaches courses focused on the spirituality of Nouwen in both Catholic and Protestant institutions in the U.S. and abroad through The Nouwen Legacy, an outfit he manages which is dedicated to promoting the enduring legacy of Nouwen (www.nouwenlegacy.com). Wil is the founder and executive director of CenterQuest, an ecumenical hub for the study and practice of Christian Spirituality (www.CQCenterQuest.org). He holds a private practice in a professional office in Pasadena, California, doing counseling, life coaching, and spiritual direction. As an active member of Spiritual Directors International (SDI), he serves on the Editorial Panel of Presence Journal and regularly conducts Nouwen workshops at SDI conferences. Wil is also an active Benedictine Oblate of Saint Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo, CA.
The retreat begins on Friday, at 7:30 p.m. and ends on Sunday after Lunch. The program fee is $ 60; room and board are additional. Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com. For more information call St. Benedict Center 402-352-8819.
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