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Winter is a time when humans often feel an instinctive desire to "go inside" for comfort, rest and reflection. What does this mean for you? Do you want to withdraw? Perhaps to rest, or to reflect on the seasons of your life? To find energy for new beginnings? Or perhaps think about fresh ways you want to live into your deeper longings . . . .?
If taking up some reflection with others, or moving toward some new learnings is for you, the Center has some wonderful offerings in January and February . . . Most of which can be entered into from the protection, comfort and safety of your own home, via our on-line connections. And if you'd like to venture out, get away from home and have someone else do the cooking, we have those offerings too.

Please take a look at what's coming . . .


There's still time to sign up:
Seasons of Deepening
Join us live On-Line
"Holy Grounding: Dreams, Angels and Burning Bushes.”

The Christine Center Sunday afternoon online conversations with S. Gabe begin Sunday
Jan 9 @ 3:00-4:30pm"
Ever since the 13th century, Christian theologians hold Divine incarnation as the key to the mystical meaning of the cosmos. Through breath-taking images, music and conversation, Sr Gabriele Uhlein will present a contemporary spirituality that honors both mystical insights and contemporary scientific inquiry. We’ll begin Jan. 9th with Christianity’s sturdy Torah roots and the honoring of angels and dreams. We’ll consider together the mystical inheritance and subsequent flowering of a Christian earth-aware spirituality – grounded, whole, and healthy. Designed as part of a year-long experience, you may enjoy each 3-session season individually or participate in the whole series. 

Winter Deepening - January 9, February 13, March 13
Grounded in the finest insights of the Western Christian tradition, each of the twelve 90-minute monthly sessions is designed to unfold Christianity’s stunning original spiritual genius and to savor its deeply mystical lineage.
The 2nd Sunday of the month through all of 2022

$75 for 3 Monthly Winter Sessions
or $240 Special for Seasons of Deepening Year Long Series
Holy and Amazing
Join us Live On-line
Meet St. Clare of Assisi!
 Christine Center Saturday morning online conversations with S. Gabe begin Saturday
Jan 22 @ 10:00-11:30am

Celebrating Franciscan
Women Saints
Be prepared to meet Franciscan women saints that are bold, determined, and wise. St. Clare of Assisi is the first in in our series. She dared to author her own life and taught her spiritual sisters the art of contemplative prayer. To be true to her soul, she defied her family, faced down five popes, and twice saved Assisi from invading armies. Fresh contemporary research is revealing even more intriguing aspects! Designed as part of a special 6-session series:year-long experience, each session can be enjoyed individually. Join us to look with fresh eyes at how God is still with us, and discover the foundation spirituality of the Christine Center .

A Special 6-Session Series -
Using compelling images and contemporary research, we will consider what it means to belong, to heal, and to contemplate. Each of these amazing women can give us wonderful clues that reaffirm the spiritual dimension of our own everyday lives. 
4th Saturday Mornings, Jan thru June

$25 for this session or $120 for all Six
Crossing the Great Divides
Live On-line
Join Celebrated
Radio host Jean Feraca
Sunday Jan. 23, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 pm
for another important discussion.

"Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation" Theologian Paul Knitter helps us find shared reality across religious lines.
Jean says: I never thought I would get interested in Buddhism. As a matter of fact, I once wrote a poem with the title, “Why I will Never Be a Buddhist.” I had all the wrong ideas about Buddhism based mostly on impressions and half truths, and misconceptions that I nevertheless held fast to.  It wasn’t until I was exposed to Buddhism through Paul Knitter, heard him call himself “a Buddhist Chistian” and began reading Thich Nat Hanh that the scales fell from my eyes. Maybe that will happen to you, too. It’s fun to be disabused of one’s closely held prejudices, and even more fun to make new friends. 

The Christine Center is offering this series in keeping with our vision of “spiritual deepening for global transformation.” What we are facing right now is a spiritual crisis. A crisis of meaning. So many of us are wrestling with the existential question, “What is mine to do?”/What is mine to be?” Crossing the Great Divides is designed to help us live through that question. In the panhandle of this pandemic, we are offered a unique opportunity to re-think, re-group, and recover.
 
Session & Pricing Information:
·   We will gather using Zoom technology. The session will include a 45-minute conversation with our guest speaker and Jean, followed by large group Q&A and dialogue.
  $25 for the session. We invite all to participate in these important dialogues. If this cost is prohibitive for your situation, please visit our scholarship page when you register. 
More Upcoming Retreat Offerings
Click titles to view retreat descriptions
All online programs (indicated in red) are held using Zoom technology and occur in CST.
Zoom connection information for online programs will be sent
out in the 24 hours prior to the program
Offered as a gift to the Christine Center community
with The Christine Center Sisters
Twice monthly: Full Moon Jan. 17, New Moon Feb 1, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Twice Daily Meditation
Monday through Friday
Join at 8:45am and 5pm
Use password love if prompted

with Ron Moor
Wednesdays from 10:30am to noon
$10 per session
A year of depth and Spirit-Tending in good company ~ The second Sunday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30pm.
Hosted by Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$75 per season (3 sessions) or $240 for the whole series (12 sessions) ~ a $60 discount See full calendar by clicking title to view the program page
A special 6-session series online – The fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30am.
Hosted by Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$25 per session or $120 for the ~ a $30 discount
See full calendar by clicking title to view the program page
(Online)
Sunday, Jan 9, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
“Holy-Grounding: Dreams, Angels & Burning Bushes”
with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$75 for 3 Monthly Winter Sessions
or $240 Special for Year Long Series

Thursday, Jan 13, 2022, 2:00pm
through Friday, Jan 14, 2022, 2:00pm
with Tracy Chipman
$80, plus meals and lodging

Friday, Jan 14, 2022, 5:00pm
through Sunday, Jan 16, 2022, 1:00pm
with Tracy Chipman
$150, plus meals and lodging
(Online)
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022
10:00am - 11:30am
with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$25 for single session, 6 part series $120
(Online)

with Jean Feraca
Sunday January 23, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 pm
$25 or $60 for the Series
"Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation" theologian Paul Knitter helps us find shared reality a across religious lines.
(Online) limited to 10 participants

Thursday, Jan 27, 2022
6:30 - 8:00 pm Thursdays, a six session series
with Timothy Bernhard
$90 for 6 part series
(Onsite and Online)

January 28-30, 2022
with Ron Moor
$150, plus meals and lodging
(Online)
Thursday, February 3, 2022
6:30 - 8:00 pm Thursdays, a six session series
with Kara Vangen, Kathleen Graham and Jim Lockridge
$120 for entire series
Two Hearts-One Fire (Couples retreat)
(Onsite and Online)
Thursday Feb. 4 at 5:00 pm, through Sunday Feb. 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm
with Lety Seibel and Tamarack Song
$225 per person, plus meals and lodging
$175 per person for online participation
(Online)
Sunday, February 13, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
“Earth-Being: Natural Wisdom and Spiritual Sensing”
with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$75 for 3 Monthly Winter Sessions
or $240 Special for Year Long Series

February 18-20, 2022
with Kim Lovejoy LICSW, SEP & Christine Lord LICSW, SEP
$265, plus meals and lodging


February 25-27, 2022
with Gigi Heinz
$250, plus meals and lodging
Holy and Amazing: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1207-1231
(Online)
Saturday, February 26, 2022
10:00am - 11:30am
with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$25 for single session, 6 part series $120
(Onsite and Online)

March 11-13, 2022
with Ron Moor
$150, plus meals and lodging, $100 online

March 25-27, 2022
with Amie Heeter
$250, plus meals and lodging
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