Coming Home

Reflections on Mid-life and Beyond

With Barbara Leonard & Karen Treat

When:  4 Thursdays,  6:30-8:00pm 

February 18, 25  March 4, 11 

Where: Online via Zoom

About The Retreat

As we move through our middle years and beyond, we wonder.  Wonder about who we have become and what we have left behind.  Wonder if what we hold in our hearts is still what we desire.

Lent is a sacred time to reflect on our spiritual self.

Gather with others over four weeks to engage in:

  • Reflecting on Images that help discover your movement through the years
  • Discovering those “skins” that are no longer comfortable to wear
  • Realizing the losses and letting go of the hurts
  • Finding hope and seeing the light

Each week will include a short presentation from the leaders followed by small and large group discussion on key elements of the book.  The time together allows for personal reflection in the company of fellow travelers in life’s midlife journey. 

Barbara Leonard and Karen Treat are both spiritual directors at Loyola and are both experienced in the middle years and beyond.  

Recommended Resource

We will reflect primarily on the book, Dear Heart, Come Home by Joyce Rupp.  Purchase of the book is optional prior to the weekly retreat.

How It Works

Register for the class using the button below. You’ll receive an online confirmation following payment.

Registration closes Monday, February 15th.

A Zoom link, password, and any other essential information will be emailed to you by Wednesday, February 17th.

Minimum of 6 registrations needed to hold the retreat.

Karen Treat

Karen has been a spiritual director, trained at Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, for over fifteen years and joined the Loyola Spirituality Center community in 2015.   Prior to Loyola, Karen was a spiritual director at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, companioning students and spouses to listen and notice the presence of the Holy Spirit in an often overwhelming vocation. 

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Barbara Leonard

A native of St. Paul, Barbara Leonard received a nursing degree from Gustavus Adolphus College before receiving her MS and PhD from the University of Minnesota in Public Health and Health Services Administration. A professor of nursing at the U of M until 2010, Barbara was also integral in founding the University’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. Married with two grown children, Barbara lives on a small farm in Marine on St. Croix, MN.

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