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Women at a Crossroads: June 30–July 23, 2017

Crossroads - Sr. EA teaching breakmakingFOR WOMEN SEEKING DIRECTION IN THEIR LIVES

June 30–July 23, 2017
Women at a Crossroads

A residential program for women at a crossroads in career, study, or lifestyle.

This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” - Jeremiah 6.16

WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?

For women who are intentionally committed to seeking God's guidance in living out their baptismal call:

  • in business or professional careers,
  • in homemaking, in lay careers in the church,
  • in volunteer work,
  • in missions at home & abroad,
  • in ordained ministry,
  • in monastic life,
  • or in the many other ways in which we may serve God.

Crossroads - Sr. EA teaching breakmakingGOALS OF THE PROGRAM

The program assists women to discern where God may be calling them, through:

♥ Sharing the life of a Christian community committed to a balanced life of prayer, service, study, rest and recreation.

♥ Engaging in classes and discussions about Christian life and vocation.

♥ Receiving personal guidance in deepening their prayer life.

PROGRAM COST

There is no charge for room and board, but participants contribute to the life of the community by sharing in the Sisters' work.

A tax deductible donation may be made to the Sisterhood but is not required.

To benefit most fully from the program, participants need to commit to staying the full time.

CLASSES INCLUDE

  • Vocation and Discernment
  • Contemplative Prayer
  • Journaling and Awareness
  • Reflection
  • Prayer and Art
  • Prayer Walking and Labyrinth
  • Anglican Rosary

Crossroads - Sr. EA teaching breakmakingCRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE

A person who wishes to apply should be:

♥ a practising Christian of any denomination;

♥ actively committed to discerning God's will in her life;

♥ willing to give herself to a challenging schedule;

♥ able and willing to contribute to effective group processes;

♥ in good physical, mental and emotional health.

WHAT DOES A DAY LOOK LIKE?

  • Morning: Individual quiet time Breakfast Morning prayer together Class time
  • Noon: Eucharist Dinner Personal time (resting, walking, reading)
  • Afternoon: Some manual work Study time Meeting with your mentor
  • Evening: Evening Prayer together Supper Dishes and clean-up Recreation Compline (night prayer) Quiet time

Crossroads - Sr. EA teaching breakmakingFOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORM, CONTACT:

Kelly Clark,
St. John's Convent
233 Cummer Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M2M 2E8
Phone: 416-226-2201, Ext. 301
Fax: 416-222-4442
Email: convent@ssjd.ca

APPLICATIONS

Applications are closed for 2017. See details for next year's program here ».

In choosing participants, we strive for a balance of background and experience necessary for effective group interaction and community building.

For more information e-mail convent@ssjd.ca or phone 416-226-2201 ext. 301.

Brochure is downloadable here »


See article "Women at a Crossroads Program" by Jane Christmas - here » [published on the CAROA website (Conference of Anglican Religious Orders in the Americas) - A shorter version appeared in Vol.138 No. 10 December 2012 of Anglican Journal, the national newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada].