Days of Reflection

Registration is required for any Day of Reflection.
Please call 781-749-2155 x300 to register for these Days.


Saturday, September 24, 2016: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrating Gerard Manley Hopkins

Louise A. DeSantis Deutsch BA, MA, Obl.SB

Suggested Donation: $65.00, includes lunch.


Celebrate Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ (1844-1889) as an inspiration for prayer and a witness to the incarnation through nature and art. Some may think his work difficult to decode, but together we will probe for understanding and find it.


Poem selections and other materials will be provided.


Louise DeSantis Deutsch holds a degree in applied linguistics and has
studied Hopkins for nearly half a century, beginning with Hopkins scholar,
Anthony Bischoff, SJ and more recently biographer, Paul Mariani.



Saturday, October 22, 2016: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Gift of Belovedness: Reflecting on Henri Nouwen’s insights in “The Life of the Beloved”

Aldona Lingertat, PhD

Suggested Donation: $65.00, includes luncheon.


Take time to focus with inner attentiveness on your relationship with God
and the challenges in your life that tempt you to doubt your belovedness.
The day will include spiritual conferences, quiet time for reflection
and prayer, as well as discussion. We will join the monks of the Abbey for


Dr. Aldona Lingertat is the Director of the Master of Arts in Ministry Program and VP of Administration at the Theological Institute at St. John Seminary, Brighton. Her PhD is from Boston College in the field of Theology and Education. She teaches courses in Adult Faith Formation, Pastoral Care, The Call to Holiness and Evangelization, and Transformative Learning. Dr. Lingertat is a wife and mother of two young adults. The “call to holiness” has been a topic of reflection that has intrigued Aldona throughout her life and has become a topic for her retreats.



Saturday, November 12, 2016: 9:00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Finding the Grace in Gratitude and Giving

Kay Trask, M.Ed.

Suggested Donation: $65.00, includes lunch.


As the holiday season approaches, come for a day of prayerful reflection, discussion and soul searching exercises, to explore how we can celebrate these holidays with a true spirit of gratitude, and how we can bring that grace-filled spirit into our New Year.



Saturday, March 25, 2017: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Creative Expression as a Way of Awakening Our Spirits

Kay Trask, M.Ed.

Suggested Donation: $65.00, includes lunch.


God’s creation is ongoing, and throughout our life we are invited to become co-creators with God through our own creative expressions. Come for a day of reflection on how expressing ourselves creatively can become a way to awaken our spirit. Through meditation, journaling, discussion and creative play, we will explore ways of listening to our souls and opening ourselves to our creativity. If you wish, you are invited to bring a creative project, whether completed or in process, to share with all.


Kay Trask is a retired college administrator who continues to express her love of teaching by facilitating small group circles of learning, days of reflection and retreats.



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