Have you ever heard the phrase “nothing good can come of this?”
Well, this event is why that phrase was invented!
A retreat sponsored by the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry to be held at St. John’s Abbey Guesthouse in Collegeville, MN, facilitated by Bob Pileggi.
This retreat is for LGBT folks and their allies to connect to God and themselves through the body. Life has given us this great gift of a body. We can open more to God’s love, acceptance and guidance by having a fuller experience of the body; by appreciating it. Various religious teachings might tell us to deny the body in order to get closer to God; this retreat will be healing from that idea – offering us renewed love for our body, self and God. Reconnect to your body in a compassionate way; feel rejuvenation; and open to more empowered self-expression. And in the process learn some simple spiritual practices that have foundations in most of the world’s major religions (awareness, breathing, mindful movement, etc.) that you can use on your own at home and share with others.
A Catholic retreat for gay people which focuses on healing from the silly notion (silly Jesus!) of denying ourselves gratification. Ya know, ’cause active LGBT folks are notorious for self restraint. I repeat. Nothing good can come of this.
Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer OSB