Re-Imagining the Peace of Christ 2022: The Path to a Better Future

Pax Christi Florida to Gather in 2022!
Join Us in Celebrating 40 Years of Peacemaking


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
Check in

7:00 pm
Welcoming Prayer
Opening Session
Let Us Dream: A Time to See, to Choose, and to Act

9:00 pm
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
8:00 am
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.)
9:00 am
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

11:40 am 
Large Group Feedback

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm
Session Two: A Time to Choose Introduction – Mary Carter Waren Panel Discussion

3:00 pm Break

3:30 pm
Session Three: A Time to Act
Introduction – Mary Carter Waren

5:00 pm
Personal Reflection with Guided Questions

6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm 
“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

7:30 am
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?

10:30 am
Closing Liturgy– Vow of Nonviolence

11:30 am
Brunch and leave-taking

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