Date(s) & Time(s)::
January 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Daily at 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM from February 20, 2015 until February 21, 2015
Daily at 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM from February 26, 2015 until March 1, 2015
Location: Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana
Phone: (260) 356-0628
“Stillness Retreat” at Victory Noll Center provides winter respite.
Winter can leave people feeling so fragmented, pulled in a hundred directions. By the middle of the season there is the feeling that Spring will never come, and people get restless and distracted.
On Saturday, January 31, Victory Noll Center will host the program "Stillness Retreat" teaching wellness and spiritual practices that bring an awareness of God’s presence.
Jan Parker, Cheri Krueckeberg and Sue Wilhelm will facilitate the program to gather the fragments and bring them to center: “Be Still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
Krueckeberg is a yoga practitioner and teacher, and an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Gerontology Program Director at Manchester College. Parker earned the Certificate of Completion in Training in Healing and Transformation from CAPACITAR International, Inc., and is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher. Wilhelm is Director of Victory Noll Center and offers her expertise in spirituality and the Labyrinth.
The program runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include healthy snacks. The cost is $30 and registration is required by January 24.
Victory Noll Center offers Lenten programs
Lent is a special time, a time to change, to emerge from darkness into Christ’s marvelous light and to bear witness to transforming love in the world. Victory Noll Center is offering pair of retreat opportunities during Lent to deepen relationships with Christ.
The Lenten Retreat with John of the Cross will be held February 20-21, and the Way of the Desert directed retreat is offered February 26 to March 1. In addition, the outdoor Stations of the Cross will be accessible daily during the Lenten season.
A closer look at the individual Lenten programs to be offered:
• Lenten Retreat with John of the Cross
John of the Cross, consumed with love for Jesus, understood suffering. He will be the spiritual director during this reflective, prayerful time.
The retreat begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 20 and runs through 1 p.m. Saturday, February 21.
During this time, pieces from John’s work will be examined, including his sketch of Mount Carmel, his drawing of the Crucified Christ and his poem about Christ and the soul “A lone young shepherd” to see how these might draw people more deeply into their relationship with Christ.
The cost for overnight retreatants is $60 and includes overnight accommodations, continental breakfast and a noon meal. The cost for commuters is $45 and includes a continental breakfast and noon meal. Registration is due February 12.
• Way of the Desert
Victory Noll Center is offering the four-day “Way of the Desert" directed retreat running from from 5 p.m. Thursday, February 26 through 3:30 pm. Sunday, March 1.
Directed retreats offer extended time to tend to the movement of God in a life. It is a special time to go apart and listen, to draw close to the Presence and be refreshed in the inner spirit. Participants may also take part in Centering Prayer and group Lectio Divina. Components of this retreat focus on silence, solitude and prayer. Retreatants usually spend 3 to 5 prayer periods per day of one hour in length, depending on one’s prayer rhythm and unique relationship with God.
Retreat leaders are Nancy Brousseau, OP, D.Min., and Victory Noll Center director Sue Wilhelm, D.Min.
The cost for the directed retreat is $295 for single occupancy and includes accommodations and meals. Early registration is encouraged, and full payment is required seven days before the beginning of the retreat.
• Outdoor Stations of the Cross
During Lent and depending on weather conditions, individuals or groups are welcome to walk the outdoor Stations of the Cross on the property of Victory Noll from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Visitors must check in at the front desk of the Victory Noll Administration Building. Station booklets will be available for those who wish to use them.
There is no cost to visit the Stations of the Cross.
For more information about Victory Noll Center or to register for the program, call (260)356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at email@example.com.
Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.
For more information about Victory Noll Center or to register for the program, call (260)356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter. No one is ever turned away from a because of inability to pay. Payment plans, scholarships and pay-it-forward opportunities are available. Please contact the Center.
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