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Writing as Spiritual Practice: A Weekend Retreat for Women

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Join us at Dominican Center at Marywood for a weekend of sacred rest, writing and communion with other women who love the written word.
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Janice Lynne Lundy

 Join us at Dominican Center at Marywood  for a weekend of sacred rest, writing and communion with other women who love the written word. We will explore various ways in which writing can serve as spiritual practice, connecting us with our spirit and the Divine. Enjoy the luxury of a weekend of writing, walking and being with yourself, Spirit and others. Experience the power of beauty to inspire you; the joy of community with those who understand how writing reveals the soul. This program is ideal for new writers or those who journal as well as the experienced writer. We will feature presentations, group discussions and practice sessions; five delicious meals, labyrinth walk and a movie night. Also included is a Sunday Morning Salon to share our writing.

Our retreat guide will be Janice Lynne Lundy, Spiritual Director and Author.

Janice Lynne Lundy is a former educator in the area of religious studies, a nationally recognized speaker, and the author of four personal/spiritual growth books, her newest being Your Truest Self: Embracing the Woman You Are Meant to Be (Sorin Books.) Described by her readers and audiences as “practical and poetic with deep and gentle wisdom,” Jan has inspired tens of thousands of women around the nation to engage in “Awakened Living” — living with clear, open minds and wise, compassionate hearts. Her speaking clients include churches, spirituality and retreat centers, corporations, universities, women’s organizations, and health care systems, all of whom offer high praise for Jan’s inspirational and openhearted speaking style, as well as her refreshing, peaceful presence. For the past thirteen years, Jan has also served as the Lifestyle Writer for Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, a franchised publication distributed throughout the U.S. Her love of being with other people as they journey through life is enhanced by her work as an Interfaith Spiritual Director. Jan serves as an adjunct staff member for Dominican Center at Marywood in Grand Rapids, MI., leading women’s workshops and retreats, and mentoring spiritual directors in training. She is a Dominican Associate. You can learn more about Jan at her website:

Visit the Dominican Center website for a list of currently open programs, information about presenters/facilitators and online registration at:

submitted by: Rosemary Steers, Dominican Center at Marywood

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