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Journey into Wholeness

Journey into Wholeness

days of restoration

"When one is at home in oneself, one is integrated and enjoys a sense of balance and poise.

In a sense that is exactly what spirituality is: the art of homecoming."

John O’Donohue

It is easy to forget that what most truly defines each of us is unseen, intangible, spiritual. Yet, have you noticed how when you stop paying attention to the physical body, the feeling and sensing self, you slowly lose sight of who you truly are and become estranged from yourself, others and God? It's all connected - body, mind and spirit. All that you are matters.

What we need is practice. A simple, do-able way to regularly come back to the all that we are, our place in creation and our relationship with the Divine, however we know That which is greater than we are.

One Saturday each month from August - October, come together with a small group of fellow sojourners to taste and see how Beauty, Goodness and Truth can lead us home to ourselves and practise re-attuning to the heartbeat of God, the Source and Ground of all being. Receive the gifts of the labyrinth and simple somatic practices and weave them into your daily practice to nourish your interior life and sustain your ongoing spiritual journey. Let's make the journey home to wholeness... another name for holiness.

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BEAUTY

"...whoever sneers at [beauty]... can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love."

- Hans urs von Balthasar

See anew the beauty that surrounds you, let it open you up to the beauty within you and lead you to the heart of the Author of Beauty and of Life.

19 August 2023

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GOODNESS

"It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it."

- Pablo Casals

Hold with compassion your self-criticism, self-judgment and self-blame and honour the unique, innate goodness that is ever and always the hallmark of your being.

23 September 2023

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TRUTH

"The most common form of despair is not being who you are."
- Søren Kierkegaard

Beyond the masks you wear and the roles you play to keep yourself safe and secure, who is the 'you' within that is longing to come into the light? 

28 October 2023

VENUE

Lifesprings Canossian Spirituality Centre

100 Jalan Merbok

S598454

TIME

07.30a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

CAPACITY

Max 12 pax per Day of Restoration

OPTIONS

Journey Package [$330.00]

3 Days @ $110/session 

Twin Bundle [$250.00]

Choice of any 2 Days @ $125/session

Taster Session [$150.00]

Choice of 1 Day @ $150/session

Cancellation policy:

If you are unable to attend a session, you may choose to EITHER transfer the booking

OR receive 50% refund per session cancelled up to 10 days before the date; no refunds thereafter.

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SOUL SPA

Soul Spa

It's time to rest...

SOUL SPA is a specially curated 24-hr retreat to facilitate rest and recharge through delighting your senses, calming your mind, feeding your soul and grounding your body.

Soak in the beauty of nature that surrounds you

Walk the labyrinth under the stars until daybreak

Let your inner child be inspired to play with the materials you will be given access to

All this and more as you are held in gentle, hospitable silence and experience the quiet company of a small group of fellow retreatants.

You will be surprised at how even just 24 hrs of gently facilitated silence can give you a deeply restorative experience of rest.

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Give yourself the gift of

permission...

to pause and choose from a range of soul-nourishing options to

                      rest...

                      play...

                      dream...

                      listen...

                      be.

 

time...

to open to and soak in the love of God through various sensory, non-verbal and facilitated experiences.

home-coming...

to reconnect with the original blessing you are and the God who calls you Beloved.

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What retreatants say about Soul Spa...

"I love the safe space and hospitality. I felt so safe and restful, I did not check my phone for 24 hours"  - LL

"Wonderful experience…. Peaceful .. had a lot of quiet time." - MM

"What contributed to my experience of rest and restoration... Having a dedicated & facilitated space and time for God to come in... insights received about my current mode of living from activities and conversation with Edwina... learning to be in touch with body, mind, spirit... being close to nature and a slower way of living - the well tended garden was rejuvenating."

- BL

"The best thing about Soul Spa...Free and easy and being allowed/given permission to play and have a variety of things to choose from!" - CT

"Was reminded in many unexpected ways that He is a God who gives and not withholds and that He fulfills my desires."

- RT

"Everything was such a delight. The opening session was really good as it set the tone for the rest of the retreat, reminding me to be more intentional with all the embodied things I would do for the rest of the 24h, and to live out this breathing, moving, incarnational life" - MAL

Date

28 - 29 July 2023

(Friday - Saturday)

4pm - 4pm

Venue

Lifesprings Canossian Spirituality Centre

100, Jln Merbok

Singapore 598454

Cost

$485 per pax* **

limited to 8 pax

*    Booking is only confirmed upon payment made and is transferrable.

**  Price includes

  • one night's accommodation at Lifesprings Spirituality Centre

  • three main meals & light refreshments

  • specially curated treats for body & soul to facilitate deep rest.

 

Cancellation policy:

Transfer the booking

OR receive 50% refund for cancellations up to 10 days before event;
no refunds thereafter.

OR attend the next available Soul Spa.

"It takes courage to say yes to rest and play, in a culture where exhaustion is seen as
a status symbol."

- Brené Brown​ -

WORLD LABYRINTH DAY

6 MAY 2023

WHERE

MONTFORT CENTRE

624 Upper Bukit Timah Rd,

Singapore 678212

WHEN

SATURDAY, 6 MAY 2023

07.30 a.m.

09.00 a.m.

10.30 a.m.

We regret that we are only able to offer 3 instead of 4 walks as previously advertised due to circumstances beyond our control.

We thank you for your understanding.

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World Labyrinth Day

World Labyrinth Day is an annual international event initiated by The Labyrinth Society, a U.S.-based non-profit organisation.

 

Every year on the first Saturday in May thousands of people around the world participate in this moving meditation for world peace and in celebration of the labyrinth experience. The first World Labyrinth Day was celebrated in 2009 and included events in New Zealand, Hong Kong, the United States, and many other locations. 

This year, we in Singapore will have the opportunity to be part of this peace movement as Anam Cara Ministries gladly partners with Montfort Centre to host this event. The Montfortian Family celebrates the 350th anniversary of the birth of St Louis Marie de Montfort, who had himself encountered the labyrinth on his pilgrimage to Chartres Cathedral.

 

On 6th May 2023 there will be 3 one-hour time slots you may choose from. Check out this presentation for an introduction to the labyrinth and a sneak preview of the event. You will also receive more information closer to the event date.

 

Everyone who seeks peace is welcome, regardless of belief or religion. Let's come together and make our own contribution to the rolling wave of meditation and prayer for peace that will be happening all over the world on this day. 

 

Spread the word and let's walk, pray and meditate for peace in our world,

peace in our places of worship,

peace in our communities,

peace in our families

peace in our souls.

Let's walk together for
PEACE

REGISTRATION FEE*:

$30 per pax

*  Please note that while the registration fee

is non-refundable, the booking is transferable so someone else can take your place should you be unable to make the event.

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SOUL SPA

Soul Spa

It's time to rest...

SOUL SPA is a specially curated 24-hr retreat to facilitate rest and recharge through delighting your senses, calming your mind, feeding your soul and grounding your body.

Soak in the beauty of nature that surrounds you

Walk the labyrinth under the stars until daybreak

Let your inner child be inspired to play with the materials you will be given access to

All this and more as you are held in gentle, hospitable silence and experience the quiet company of a small group of fellow retreatants.

You will be surprised at how even just 24 hrs of gently facilitated silence can give you a deeply restorative experience of rest.

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Give yourself the gift of

permission...

to pause and choose from a range of soul-nourishing options to

                      rest...

                      play...

                      dream...

                      listen...

                      be.

 

time...

to open to and soak in the love of God through various sensory, non-verbal and facilitated experiences.

home-coming...

to reconnect with the original blessing you are and the God who calls you Beloved.

What retreatants say about Soul Spa...

"It was like a blank canvas for God and I to collaborate on... I appreciated the balance between freedom and structure. My little child liked the freedom of going wherever we liked, and my planner was grateful that there were some boundaries of time and space to work with. The whole experience was like a little capsule of fresh air, small but life-giving!"  - MC

"I didn’t have to do anything I didn’t want to do. Soul Spa reminded me that I was worthy of care."  -AQ

"Soul Spa was the most nourishing experience I have ever had in a retreat! Everything in the retreat was thoughtfully and prayerfully laid out... little things that inspired curiosity and play... things that nourished the senses... The experience was a real delight, and a gentle pause to allow God to speak to me powerfully in the silence and through all my embodied movements, allowing me to take steps closer to living out freely this incarnational life!"  - MAL

"I found myself burnt out after ploughing through weeks of work without any care for my soul and my poor family. After a particularly toxic day, my wife signed for this. Even though it was short, Soul Spa helped me to see what needed work in my life - or rest. I'm more conscious of my limits now, and often turn now to check with my mind, body and spirit on what is needed in the moment. Thanks, Edwina & Team."

- SH

Date

21-22 April 2023

(Friday - Saturday)

4pm - 4pm

Venue

Lifesprings Canossian Spirituality Centre

100, Jln Merbok

Singapore 598454

Cost

$485 per pax* **

limited to 8 pax

*    Booking is only confirmed upon payment made and is transferrable.

**  Price includes

  • one night's accommodation at Lifesprings Spirituality Centre

  • three main meals & light refreshments

  • specially curated treats for body & soul to facilitate deep rest.

 

Cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations up to 10 days before event;
no refunds thereafter.

OR attend the next available Soul Spa.

"It takes courage to say yes to rest and play, in a culture where exhaustion is seen as
a status symbol."

- Brené Brown​ -

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Thawing the Holy

Lent for a people in winter

And God is always there. If you feel wounded,

He kneels over this earth like

a divine medic,

and His love thaws

the holy in us.

 

-St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

In the northern hemisphere, the start of Lent takes place in winter, when days are short and nights are long. This gradually changes as the the earth turns and days lengthen, or lencten in the Anglo-Saxon, from where the term Lent is derived.

Lent begins in darkness, cold and desolation.

If this describes something of what your inner landscape feels like in this season of your life, 

if you feel unable to connect with the practices that used to nourish your faith,

if prayer, fasting and almsgiving

feel like impossible demands

because you have no more to give,

I invite you to join us to explore

this winter landscape, and to tend to what is frozen, hard, unforgiving, grieving or desolate with gentleness and kindness.

I invite you to a time of mercy and loving-kindness towards the parts of you that need it most through somatic practice, personal reflection and prayer that is appropriate to this season of your life.

 

We pray how we can,

not how we believe we should.

 

Itinerary for the Journey

Exploration:
Beginning where I am

Online over Zoom

Shrove Tuesday​, 21 Feb 2023

8 - 9 p.m.

Guided somatic process and practice to gently attune to your body,

the Temple of the Holy Spirit,

to explore how you might be invited to live Lent this year.

Deepening: Mid-season check-in

In-person Labyrinth Experience

Saturday, 18 Mar 2023

7.30 - 9.30 a.m.

Lifesprings Canossian Spirituality Centre

Using the ancient contemplative tool,

the labyrinth,

for an embodied experience of the inner journey thus far

and to sense the way forward.

Integration: When the holy thaws

Online over Zoom

Holy Wednesday, 5 Apr 2023

8 - 9 p.m.

Guided reflection and somatic process to integrate lived experience, understanding and relationship with self, others and God.

 

Participants will have access to the  recordings for the online sessions so those who cannot attend the sessions live will be able to engage with the material in their own time.

Online sessions do not include small group sharing. 

Cost: $200 per pax

Please note that your booking is confirmed only upon payment received.

Cancellation policy:

50% refund before 12 Feb 2023.

No refund thereafter.

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