St. Francis
Retreat
Center
Early Summer Offerings
"The spiritual life does not remove us from the world
but leads us deeper into it." Henri J.M. Nouwen
Suggested donation is listed on retreat description;
Don't let financial hardship keep you from participating.
If you need a partial or full scholarship,
please email mepkinguestmaster@gmail.com to register.

Celtic Christianity:
Ancient Tradition
or Modern Invention?
With The Rev. Vincent Pizzuto


Online Public Lecture
June 14, 2021
7:00-8:30 pm EDT
suggested donation $20
This lecture is also included in the retreat.


Celtic Spirituality:
Discovering the Modern Church through an Ancient Lens

an online retreat

With The Rev. Vincent Pizzuto


June 14-17, 2021

suggested donation $80
The lecture is included with the retreat.

Father Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D. is a Professor of New Testament Studies and Christian Mysticism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco. As an Episcopal priest, Vincent also serves as Vicar of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church and Retreat House in Inverness, California. Working for the advancement of contemplative Christianity, he has reinvigorated the mission and ministry of St. Columba’s through the introduction of contemplative eucharistic liturgies, public lectures, online courses, directed retreats, thought-provoking sermons, an online blog, and a weekly online study of his book through the Peace Chapel. Entitled Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life, his book seeks to bring his readers into a lived realization of the Christian doctrine of deification – that is, the affirmation that through the Incarnation, we have all been made partakers of the Divine Nature.

Respond to God’s invitation to refresh, renew,
and deepen your relationship
with God through an Ignatian Retreat…
now both online and in-person.


Directed Online
Ignatian Retreat
with Kathy Tosney
June 21-25, 2021

Suggested donation: $200
Meet the Leader
Kathy Tosney is an Interfaith Spiritual Director in Portland, Maine. She teaches Contemplative Prayer Practices for Mepkin Abbey‘s “Institute for Contemplative Eldering Retreats” and has been a retreat team member at Mepkin for the past 8 years. Kathy also directs Ignatian Retreats at Mepkin Abbey and Eastern Point Jesuit Retreat House in Gloucester, MA. Kathy lives in Portland, Maine, and is the proud mother of two adult sons and four young grandchildren. 

Directed In-Person
Ignatian Retreat
with Donna Meyer and Fr. Jim Bowler, SJ
at Mepkin Abbey's St. Francis Retreat Center
June 21-25, 2021

Suggested donation: $450
Meet the Leaders
Donna Meyer has a diverse nursing background and her attraction to spirituality led her to study theology. The combination of these two disciplines has convinced her that each person’s story is sacred and God meets people where they are. She incorporates Ignatian Spirituality in her practice and has accompanied people through the Spiritual Exercises using the 19th Annotation. In addition to her nursing education, she received her BA in Psychology and Religion from Smith College, Northampton, MA, a Master of Divinity from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and a Certificate for Spiritual Direction Supervision from Together in the Mystery. Donna recently retired from Bon Secours St. Francis Health System where she was Director of Mission, Ministry Formation, and Spiritual Care. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Associate Community for the Sisters of Bon Secours. 
James M. Bowler, S.J. is currently stationed at Campion Center in Weston, MA. For over thirty years he has been involved in the ministries of spiritual direction, training thereof, directed retreats and workshops promoting Ignatian spirituality. He enjoys extensive experience with the analytical psychology of Carl Jung and the faith development theory of James Fowler which he incorporates into his ministry of Ignatian spirituality. He has served on the staff of Campion Renewal Center, The Guelph Center for Spirituality, and founded the Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Fairfield University.

Online Introductory
Enneagram Retreat:
Apply the Enneagram's Wisdom to Your
Everyday Life
with Dr. Christine King

July 13-16, 2021


Tuesday-Thursday
10:00 am to Noon & 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
Friday Closing Session-10:00 am-Noon EDT

"The Enneagram is the finest tool I know of to support an authentic spiritual life. It doesn't allow us to hide behind being 'good' and makes room for being 'real.'
Fr. Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest
Dr. Christine King, the author of Choosing Compassion: The Enneagram's Nine Pathways, is an Enneagram researcher, consultant, and teacher, "After forty years of university teaching and global consulting, I continue to be in awe of how the Enneagram helps people experience their lives with fresh perceptions, seeing through an uncluttered lens of kindness, compassion, and beauty."
Christine has been a University professor in Asia, Europe, and the US, and she facilitates global team workshops worldwide. She now lives outside of Asheville, North Carolina on a small farm, the 'home' of her consulting work, Fresh Perceptions.