Wayne Simsic, M.A.
Gratitude as a Stance of Soul: Practices for Opening Yourself to Divine Blessings Even in Difficult Times
Saturday, May 14, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost: $60 (please bring a bag lunch)
Church of the Gesu, McCauley Hall – 2470 Mirimar Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
“The more we are steeped in gratefulness, the more it absorbs us until we start to radiate it from within.” — Tim Roberts
Whether gratitude has been part of your spiritual practice or not this retreat will guide you toward a deeper appreciation of its meaning and importance–even in difficult times. The day will include an exploration of gratitude as fundamental for prayer and the spiritual life, and an introduction to a variety of practices that reinforce what it means to live gratefully. We will also look at how we might approach gratitude as the key to unlocking the inner door of wisdom in order to come home to ourselves and share our blessings with others. Please bring a notebook to the retreat.
About the Professor: Wayne Simsic, M.A. leads seminars and retreats on spirituality, prayer, and the mystics as spiritual guides. He teaches in the Religious Studies Department and the Ministry Program at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, OH. Among the numerous books he has authored are Thomas Merton: An Introduction to the Contemplative Life and Seeking the Beloved: A Prayer Journey with St. John of the Cross.