In the midst of our violent and hurting world, we will explore how God as Lover, Healer and Seducer ever invites us to new possibilities and to believe in our potential to make a difference. Through scripture and contemporary stories, we will explore how we are called to recognize and nurture God's presence in our world and in ourselves.
Born in Lancaster, England, Edwina Gateley's educational experiences have awarded her a Teacher's Degree from her home country, a Masters in Theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and certification as an HIV Counselor in the State of Illinois. From 1981 to 1982, Edwina lived for nine months in prayer and solitude in a hermitage in Illinois. In 1983 she spent over a year on the streets of Chicago walking with the homeless and women involved with prostitution. In 1983 she founded Genesis House, a house of hospitality and nurturing for women involved in prostitution. As the author of 15 books and recipient of 16 national and international awards, Edwina's work and ministry has been publicly commended by numerous groups and individuals in the public eye. She is currently writing, giving talks and leading retreats both nationally and internationally. She also continues to work with women in recovery though her small foundation, Sophia's Circle.
This is a silent retreat. Retreatants are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted. The cost for this 3-night retreat is $445. Register by clicking the online link or calling 404-255-0503.