‘Sacred Partnership’ explores the contemplative dimensions, joys, and demands of committed romantic partnerships in a weekend retreat setting. Taking Ignatius’ Principle and Foundation from his Spiritual Exercises as a guide, the retreat will explore topics such as interdependency and codependency, the life-death-resurrection cycles of partnerships, and approaching conflict with curiosity. There will be plenty of time for both individual and couples processing. All genders and partnerships are welcomed.
Limited to 22 couples, so register early! Registration includes a 15% discount off individual pricing, and a private room with full-sized bed and private bath is allocated to each couple (unless otherwise requested).
We do have limited rooms in a separate house on property for couples with nursing babies. Please email Sarah Otto at firstname.lastname@example.org to request this option after you register.
This is a semi-silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Shannon K. Evans is the spirituality and culture editor at the National Catholic Reporter and the author of the books Feminist Prayers for My Daughter and Rewilding Motherhood. She has partnered with the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. and is a frequent contributor to Franciscan Media. Find out more about Shannon at her website: shannonkevans.com
Eric Evans holds a Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction from St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, MN and is an alumnus of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School. He has partnered with the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. and has a private spiritual direction practice based in Ames, IA. Find out more about Eric at his website: ericrossevans.com