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Francis and Clare of Assisi and the Contemplative Franciscan Way of Peace

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Contemplative Enrichment Day with The Rt. Rev. Br. Mark D’Alessio

St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi were revolutionary in their time and continue to be! This day will explore how they, alongside 21st century Franciscan visionaries, Richard Rohr and Ilia Delio, invite us into the inter-spiritual sense that — at the most essential level — no single person, place, or thing exists in the universe except in relation to everything else. You will participate in the living Franciscan tradition of spiritual awareness and sacred response deeply rooted in the transformative power of the wisdom way of peace.

This program will be offered both in-person and online via Zoom. Information on how to access the program on Zoom will be sent to participants in advance.

This program will include a morning and an afternoon session of Centering Prayer.

The Rt. Rev. Br. Mark D’Alessio is a Franciscan friar, Christian bishop, and priest, ordained lay Buddhist, spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader, author, and past President and Executive Director of the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute. A long-time seeker and practitioner of spiritual wisdom, he is initiated into multiple spiritual lineages, both East (Buddhist) and West (Christian) with a teaching ministry that affirms the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider inter-spiritual framework.

Please register using the link below.


September 30
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mike Smoolca


Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford,CT6107United States
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