For years now these retreat houses have used their place in the Church and in society to promote the New Age ideology--everything from enneagrams
, to therapeutic touch and drumming circle prayers.
If we do Myers-Briggs, we walk around asking, "Are you a J, an E, or a P?" If we do enneagrams
, we ask, "Are you a 1 or an 8?" These methods are fundamentally reductive and frustrate the self-understanding they propose to offer.
DESCRIPTION: Enneagram spectrum training and certification program.
Week two designed by the needs and requests of participants and topics to include: mandala assessment, enneagram exploration, call of the soul and archetypal journey.
Workshops: "Florence Nightingale: A Radical Theologian" by Val Webb, April 26-27; "Enneagram," May l0-12; "Lectio Retreat: Praying the Psalms," June 8-15; "Guided Retreat: Finding the Treasure," June 23-30; Centering prayer retreats: advanced/intensive and post intensive, June 30-July 7; directed retreat, July 7-14.
1: "Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things: Integrating the Presence of God in Our Lives," Virginia Sampson, SUSC; "Directed Retreat," Thomas Hamel, SJ, Catherine Hannigan, PBVM, and Nancy Sheridan, SASV; July 2-7: "Do-It-Yourself Retreat / Vacation"; July 8-14: "Women of the Spirit Birthing Hope: Guided Retreat for Women Religious," Helen Marie Burns, RSM, and Barbara Farrell, SND; "Directed Retreat," Robert Doherty, SJ, and "Directed Focusing" or "Enneagram," Ann Horgan, SP.
DESCRIPTION: "Enneagram Spectrum Training and Certification Program.
Wide variety of holistic options to choose from: spiritual direction, focusing, intensive journal, enneagram, resource library of videos on earth literacy, art classes, massage, reiki, foot reflexology, yoga.