Diane Petteway and Larry Petrovick
“In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we invite Franciscans and Franciscan- hearted people and all interested, to a multi-day exploration of the varied landscapes of Kirkridge with your senses. This 75 year old center for peace and justice work, where all are welcome, offers varied natural spaces that remind us to connect or reconnect to God through direct experience with land, water, plants, soils and wildlife. Come to this “national park for the soul” and walk the land where George MacLeod of Iona, Desmond Tutu, Fr. John Dear, Dorothy Day, Wendell Berry, and many others have renewed their spirits. Explore the 100+ acre reserve that the Nature Conservancy of Pennsylvania protects for perpetuity. Explore the micro habitats and the macro landscapes to see how the land speaks to you, your life story, and your work in this Circle of Trust® experience. Meet others engaged in caring for people and the planet. Leave with new inspirations, ideas, and knowings to take on your journey ahead.”
Diane Petteway is a facilitator for the Center and Renewal, a writer, musician, retreat and faith leader from Raleigh, North Carolina. A retired public school teacher, she is passionate about opening spaces for soulful, authentic conversation. Diane serves as a member of the Board of Kirkridge and leads retreats as a member of the Kirkridge Fellows.
Larry Petrovick’s journey is about integrating his experience as a career natural resources conservationist with his deep appreciation of the charisms (gifts of grace) of St. Francis of Assisi. As a Courage and Renewal Facilitator®, with Inspiring Courage Consulting LLC, he merges his experiences with the Circle of Trust Approach® developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage and Renewal. Larry offers programs and retreats for people in faith communities, nonprofits, and business, to deeply listen to themselves and others, as they reflect on their life questions and discover their own unique insights within their inner and outer work through the lens of the natural world. He serves in nonprofits to care for the natural world and build food security in the Raleigh, NC area. He is a part of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Creation Care ministry in Raleigh, NC and is Goodmon Fellow with Leadership Triangle.
Cost $435 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition