San Damiano Retreat http://www.sandamiano.org A Franciscan Presence in Northern California Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:06:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sign up today for “The House of Clare: Tending the Incomparable Treasure” http://www.sandamiano.org/sign-up-today-for-the-house-of-clare-tending-the-incomparable-treasure/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:23:01 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7757 This is a 5-day silent contemplative retreat which will from reflections on St. Clare’s spirituality.  It will take place July 24-29, 2016.

Please click here to learn more and to register.

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“The Spiritual Rumi” Moves to August 28. http://www.sandamiano.org/the-spiritual-rumi-moves-to-august-28/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:12:18 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7755 Please note that this is a change from the originally scheduled date of August 21.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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Commemorating World Refugee Day http://www.sandamiano.org/commemorating-world-refugee-day/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:28:29 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7676 Watch the Video

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World Refugee Day http://www.sandamiano.org/word-refugee-day/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:27:51 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7662 Since 2015, San Damiano has worked in partnership with Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay to house 6 refugees and to help them get on their feet.  Here is the story of two of these young men, Jalal and Kamal, which was released on World Refugee Day June 20, 2016 .  Thank you Side X Side Studios and HIAS for telling the story.

 

 

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Upcoming Retreats by Sr. Ishpriya http://www.sandamiano.org/upcoming-retreats-by-sr-ishpriya-retreats/ Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:22:01 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7631 Sr. Ishpriya of the International Satsang Association will be presenting two upcoming retreats:

Please join us for her silent contemplative retreat June 27 -July 1 and her interfaith retreat July 1-3.

 

 

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Upcoming Retreats: Enjoy an Interfaith & Contemplative Summer! http://www.sandamiano.org/upcoming-retreats-enjoy-an-interfaith-contemplative-summer/ Thu, 19 May 2016 22:57:46 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7544 Sprinkled with a healthy dash of Franciscanism!  The summer newsletter and schedule for the upcoming months will be heading to your homes in the next few weeks

It can also be viewed  here.  Take some time to unwind and unplug with us.

 

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Special offerings for those pondering “What’s next”? http://www.sandamiano.org/special-offerings-for-those-pondering-whats-next/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:43:45 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7451 Screen shot 2016-04-28 at 11.49.27 AM

We are fortunate to welcome Thomas Bachhuber and Jim Briggs to San Damiano for “LifeSHIFT:  Work and the Christian Journey” on May 20-22.  This retreat is an opportunity to reflect on life and faith while considering new career, job, work and/ or retirement possibilities. Click HERE to watch a brief video describing LifeSHIFT and to “meet” Thomas Bachhuber.

We welcome Jim Briggs back on June 4 to discuss “Spirituality and Conscious Aging:  Finding Meaning & Purpose in Retirement Years.”  Jim, himself a recent retiree, is the former Executive Director of the School of Applied Theology.

You may sign-up on-line or by calling Kateri at 925-837-9141.

 

 

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with San Damiano! http://www.sandamiano.org/celebrate-mothers-day-with-san-damiano/ Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:58:29 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7372 mother's dayMothers and daughters are invited to a retreat evening on Saturday May, 7.   The whole family is welcome for mass and brunch on Mother’s Day morning.

For more details and to sign up for the retreat, click here.

To register for bruch only, click here.

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Sign up now for “Praying with Icons” retreat http://www.sandamiano.org/sign-up-now-for-praying-with-icons-retreat/ Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:54:22 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7364 Jesus on marginsApril 22 – 24:  Renowned artist and icon painter Br. Robert Lentz, OFM and his apprentice Fr. Michael Reyes will share their creations and how to use icons in spiritual practice.  Sign up today at http://www.sandamiano.org/events/praying-with-icons/

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Join us for Holy Week 2016 http://www.sandamiano.org/join-us-for-holy-week-2016/ Sun, 13 Mar 2016 21:14:53 +0000 http://www.sandamiano.org/?p=7292  

The Franciscans and community of San Damiano invite you to experience Holy Week with us from Holy Thursday through to Easter Sunday (March 24-27). The Triduum days will be built around the traditional liturgies experienced in the parishes. However, being on retreat allows us to creatively pray deeper into the paschal mystery with time, word, music, food, reflection and silence.  Sign up for this special retreat today here.

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