Living Love Mystically and Apostolically

Led By: Sr. Greta Ronningan, CDL and Br. Bernard Delcourt 

Fee: $385 (Deposit: $100)

September 20- September 23, 2018

During this retreat we will explore the stories of the Beguines, 13th century women who sought to live the apostolic life, and how they might inspire our lives today. How can their lives and writings promote greater human flourishing in our lives and communities? These women left lives of comfort in order to live love with the suffering of humanity and to live love in mystical union with God. These women were prepared to die if necessary to ‘go and tell’ their stories – let us resurrect their stories, poetry, and theology and in so doing possibly become Beguines.

Sr. Greta Ronningen is a monk and founding member of Community of Divine Love, an Episcopal  monastery in San Gabriel California that is committed to the contemplative life and dedicated to works of justice and acts of mercy. She is Co-Director of Prism Restorative Justice and is the Senior Chaplain at Century Regional Detention Center – the adult women’s facility in the Los Angeles County Jail System. Sister Greta holds a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Formation from Claremont School of Theology. She is the author of Free on the Inside – Finding God Behind Bars. Sister Greta is a writer, yoga teacher, public speaker and retreat leader.

Br. Bernard Delcourt is the Prior of Holy Cross Monastery and a spiritual director. He used to walk in the Grand Beguinage of Leuven, Belgium as a child and has been fascinated by the life and spirituality of the Beguines for the last 10 years.