Pax Christi Florida to Gather in 2022!
Join Us in Celebrating 40 Years of Peacemaking
REGISTER NOW FOR THE CHINSEGUT HILL RETREAT
March 18 – 20, 2022
Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Conference Center
- Do you wonder what a more just world would look like? Or if it’s even possible?
- Do you wonder how to be in communion with those who vehemently disagree with your belief system? Or how to find your own spirit in those spaces?
- Do you wonder what it means to be the Peace of Christ in 2022? Or how to find a beloved community to wonder with you?
If these questions speak to you, come and be inspired, challenged, and wonder with us!
The weekend reflections will be guided by “LET US DREAM: THE PATH TO A BETTER FUTURE” by Pope Francis.
About the Presenter
Dr. Mary Carter Waren is a pastoral theologian whose research and work for the past thirty years has been in practical theology. For her, this means the “translation” of theological concepts into language that is accessible to all of God’s people. This is lived out in her work on the Catholic identity and mission of Catholic institutions, in secondary schools, higher education, parishes, and in healthcare.
Dr. Carter Waren is active at the local parish level as well and is keenly aware of the issues of pastoral care and adult religious education, which inform and ground her teaching and retreat work. She is a sought-after retreat leader, teacher, and consultant for her practical wisdom and engaging presentation. In addition to her mission identity consulting and parish work, she serves as the Assistant Director of the Office of Peace, Justice, and Integrity of Creation for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic Midwest Province.
Dr. Carter Waren is a long-term member of Pax Christi USA and Pax Christi Florida. She also served on PCUSA National Council.
About the Center
Located six miles north of Brooks- ville, the Chinsegut Conservation Center Tract covers 408 of the 850-acre Chinsegut Wildlife and Environ-mental Area (WEA).
Chinsegut is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com- mission and is funded by the Pittman-Robertson Program and state legislative appropriations. The Conservation Center is the only educational facility operated by the Commission’s Public Access Services Office. Chinsegut is home to many wildlife species, and wildlife viewing is available throughout the year.
The Center hosts many wildlife education programs and hikes throughout the year. Fun educational programs connect visitors with biologists and wildlife experts to explore and become familiar with Florida’s unique and sensitive natural areas.
Friday, March 18, 2022
4:00 -7:00 pm
Let Us Dream: A Time to See, to Choose, and to Act
Social – please bring snacks to share!
There will be a special caucus for the Young Adult Group
Saturday, March 19, 2022
7:30 a.m. Gentle Morning Yoga
Breakfast (cabins are equipped with simple kitchens, ie fridge, microwave and coffee pot. To reduce costs, we are asking participants to bring their own breakfast foods with them.)
Morning Prayer Session One: A Time to See
Introduction – Mary Carter Waren
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Personal Reflection with Guided Questions
11:15 am Small Group process
Large Group Feedback
12:00 pm Lunch
Session Two: A Time to Choose Introduction – Mary Carter Waren Panel Discussion
3:00 pm Break
Session Three: A Time to Act
Introduction – Mary Carter Waren
Personal Reflection with Guided Questions
6:00 pm Dinner
“Lost Things Found: Celebrating Forty Years of Peacemaking”
8:00 pmSaturday Night Live with PCF – come prepared to share your talent or be entertained!
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Gentle Morning Yoga
8:00 am Light breakfast Morning Prayer/Reflection
9:00 am Session Four: Dare to Dream
Morning Prayer – Introduction – Mary Carter Waren – sharing from participants -what do you “take away” from the weekend?
Closing Liturgy– Vow of Nonviolence
Brunch and leave-taking