The Spirituality of Presence: Retreat
Event dates: July 21, 2017 7:00 pm thru July 27, 2017 12:30 pm
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The Spirituality of Presence:
The Franciscan Way of being Present to Life and Death
July 21-27, 2017

DP--001Rfull2This retreat uses teachings from the Franciscan tradition—especially from lay Franciscans—and experiential meditations to explore the rich teachings about finding joy in life by looking closely at dying and death. By directly facing the sacred transition from this life to the next, we will discover the tender joy that is inherent in the Franciscan way of life.

Retreat Director: Darleen Pryds, Associate Professor of Spirituality and History at the Franciscan School of Theology, Oceanside CA

About the retreat director: Darleen Pryds is Associate Professor of Spirituality and History at the Franciscan School of Theology. Her research focuses on lay Franciscans who had led her to explore Franciscan spirituality of preaching, caregiving, suffering, and presence. Darleen has been a volunteer caregiver in hospice, training originally at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, and presently serving at Elizabeth Hospice in San Diego County. In 2016 she was appointed to the Advisory Board of Sacred Dying: A Volunteer Vigil Training program based in San Francisco. In her spare time, Darleen likes to take long hikes with her husband, Scott, and their dog Gioco.

Retreat begins Friday, July 21 at 7:00pm

Retreat ends Thursday, July 27 at 12:30pm (includes lunch)

For more information or to register for these retreats call the Franciscan Life Center of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls (320.632-0668) or email us at

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116 8th Avenue SE
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