Spirituality of Illness

April 8, 2013 - April 13, 2013
AbiquiuNM 87510


Workshop ID: G13S425
Dates: April 8, 2013 – April 13, 2013 Price: $325.00

Ghost Ranch has a long tradition of supporting those in ministry with rich respite and continuing education. In 2013, we will dedicate two special weeks to helping support those in all fields of ministry (ordained and lay).

Arrival (Monday afternoon) and Departure (Saturday morning) have been established so that those in ministry can leave/return in time for their weekly Worship responsibilities. Some segments will involve the full group (plenaries – processing – Worship). Participants will also choose one focus class where they will receive approximately 20 hours of instruction/ experience to help them in their field of ministry. Come and receive a week of nourishment to help you so you in turn can help others.

Many authors of spirituality, from the ancient to the modern, have experienced illnesses and written about them from the point of view of the spiritual life. These writings provide inspiration for those who have dealt with a major illness and have tried to understand how their illness can empower them and bring them closer to God. Participants will discuss ways in which their illness or the illness of someone they know has changed them both physically and spiritually.



dorianMcGlannonPastor Dorian McGlannan has been an Episcopal priest for more than 25 years. Her ministry has included many retreats for women of all ages. Early in 2010, she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Following almost a year of treatment including chemo, a mastectomy and radiation she is feeling called to renew her commitment to retreat work, weaving her knowledge of Julian of Norwich with her experience as a survivor. She has been the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Plymouth, MI since 2005. Prior to that she served two churches in western Washington State (Episcopal Diocese of Olympia) over the course of 17 years.

Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

Two ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.

Online Registration will be available December 10, 2012

Categories: Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction  |  Spirituality