CANCELLED WHO AM I? Meeting the Self in the Prodigal Son (2020)

Friday, 7 August 2020 3:00 PM - Sunday, 9 August 2020 10:00 AM PST

31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA, 93563, United States

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Friday, 7 August 2020 3:00 PM - Sunday, 9 August 2020 10:00 AM PST



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St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office

661 944 2178

* Office hours are from 8:30am-5:00pm (closed for mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)

* Check in time starts at 3:00pm.   Check out time is 10:00am (exceptions may apply)



WHO AM I? Meeting the Self in the Prodigal Son 

Friday, August 7 - Sunday, August 9, 2020


St. Luke, Rembrandt, and Henri Nouwen are our human guides as we examine and discern the different spiritual states revealed in Holy Scripture's parable of the Prodigal Son. Art, writing, and the personal experience combine to help us realize the broader implications of this narrative and how they apply to our own lives. Careful attention to art, close reading of texts, personal reflection, and discussion will form the bases of this retreat.


Mary Kauffman is an oblate of Valyermo. She has an MA in English and has taught ESL, various levels of English and writing, and literature courses at several colleges in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Now retired, she enjoys sharing her love of reading and literary groups, particularly those with an emphasis on discovering the transcendent and increasing our Christian awareness through exploration of the written word. 


Reese Landi is an oblate of Valyermo and has worked in Orange County as an RN for 30 years in critical care and recovery. In addition to her BS in Nursing, she is a life-long artist who is certified through Brandman University to work with Art & Creativity for Healing, a non-profit group that uses art as therapy for Wounded Warriors, battered women, autistic children, pediatric cancer patients, and others.


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