Days of Reflection

 Saturday November 22nd, 2014 - 10;00AM to 3;30PM
 Day of Reflection and Learning:  “Gratitude: The Healing Art of Memoir-Writing”
Saturday November 22nd, 2014 - 10:00AM to 3:30PM

Join us for a day of reflection and learning to count blessings and write memories.  We will explore the difference between memoir and autobiography, examine the work of fiction writers who have mined their lives for material, and learn from those who teach memoir through their writings.  We will also consider how memories change with time, look for themes in life stories, and view historical events as a frame of reference for memoir writing.                    

This program is limited to 15 participants.

Presenter: Dr. Pamela Poe has offered writing workshops and college writing classes since 1995.  She is a public health and arts educator who teaches health communication and social marketing at Thomas Jefferson University and La Salle University.  Dr. Poe is an active writer and academic researcher, and is currently working on plays, memoirs, story essays and non-fiction works. She holds advanced degrees in musical arts and communication and is interested in exploring healing through the arts.
Cost: $50.00 Lunch Included
Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposit: $15.00
Registration due: November 5th 2014

Limited overnight accommodations are available at an additional cost.

 Saturday, December 13th, 2014  10;00AM  3;30PM

 Advent Retreat Day: "Why Did Jesus Come? An Introduction to Franciscan Incarnational Theology and Why it Matters!”
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 – 10:00AM – 3:30PM

Franciscan Incarnational Theology focuses on the three principles of the goodness of God, the primacy of Christ and the dignity of the human person.  God, who is Love, sent Jesus in love to live among us.  This day will introduce the major themes of St. Bonaventure and John Duns Scotus in a spiritual rather than an academic treatment of these Franciscan scholars that can be life-changing!

Presenter: Sister Pat Klemm, OSF, an Allegany Franciscan Sister for 50 years, has ministered in education, health care, and parish ministry, as well as in formation ministry for her congregation.  She currently is a pastoral associate at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Long Beach Island and the Spiritual Assistant for the Secular Franciscan Fraternity there.  Pat is currently part of her congregation’s Core Committee on Franciscan Spirituality.

Cost: $50.00 includes lunch
Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposit: $15.00
Registration Due:  December 1, 2014 

For More Information or to Register: Call Sister Pat at 609-494-2917 or email

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