Series: Eco-Love: Nurturing Your Human Nature with Creation
Monday, 1 p.m.-Friday, 10 a.m.
This week of camp for adults will allow you to explore the created world around you and examine your role as a part of it. As we hike the coulee bluffs, plant and nurture gardens, and make new connections between spirituality and ecology, you are invited to listen and respond to God’s command to care for Creation in new ways. Many of the experiences will be held at the FSPA Villa St. Joseph farmland located 13 miles east of La Crosse.
Sister Lucy Slinger, FSPA ecological advocate, will share her theology of ecology in practice at the new, net-zero water and energy greenhouse and organic garden. Prairie restoration and other FSPA sustainable land management practices will be shared, with a special experience of helping develop a healing herb peace garden for the new greenhouse landscape.
Mornings are flexible for rest, reflection and time on your own. Afternoons will be experiential times of prayer, reflection and getting our hands and feet dirty. Evening offerings provide activities and discussions to examine what it means to live in right relationship with self, others, God and the rest of creation. There will be an opportunity to go canoeing, and we will have a closing bonfire together, marshmallows included! You are invited to participate in this full-day, camp retreat experience, or you may join us for the evening programs alone. This week will open your heart in new ways to celebrate the glory of Creation!
• Full: $375, includes meals, four nights’ stay, all program materials
• Commuter: $250, includes lunches and dinners, all program materials
Included in your registration are two evening opportunities that are also open to the general public for $10 each:
• August 7 - Monday, 6–8 p.m. I Am, film and discussion
• August 9 - Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Theology for Ecology, with a brief look at Pope Francis’ Laudato Si
Please note that the online registration is for the full retreat. If you would like to register as a commuter, please call 608-791-5295.
Presenter: Lucy Slinger, FSPA, and Melinda Pupillo