Cast Your Nets on the Other Side Retreat: A Deeper Discipleship Through Spiritual Practice
September 21-22, 2012
In Memory of Dr. Charlie Brown
Casting Your Net
Have you been searching for something more in your relationship with God? Have you ever wondered how you might develop a more personal and intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus? Do you want to learn how to attend more faithfully to the Spirit’s leading? If so, this retreat may be for you! You are invited to join with other Christians to learn about and experience spiritual practices that have been taught for centuries which will help you encounter our risen Lord in new ways.
Dr. Martha Robbins, Joan Marshall Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will introduce us to the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola who authored The Spiritual Exercises in 1548. She will teach us some basic principles of the spiritual life and guide us through various ways of praying with Scripture, keeping a spiritual journal, and attending and responding to God’s leading in times of silence and group sharing.
For nearly 500 years the Spiritual Exercises have offered people of faith a uniquely personal encounter with the Triune God rooted in Scripture. This graced experience of prayer fosters an awareness of God’s love and forgiveness, deepens Christian discipleship and cultivates a discerning way of life that leads to seeing the world through the eyes of the risen Christ. The Exercises provide both structure and flexibility for persons and groups to reflect upon, contemplate, and internalize the major themes of the Christian faith.
Please do not miss this exceptional opportunity to learn from Dr. Robbins, an experienced retreat director, spiritual companion and clinical psychologist who has lectured in Israel, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Canada as well as the United States.
Where: Old Lodge at Camp Loughridge (option of staying over night in the Old Lodge if desired: please let Sally know in advance)
When: September 21-22, 2012
Time: Begins Friday, September 21 with registration at 6:30 pm, program 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 22 with breakfast at 8:15 am, program 9:00 am to 8:30 pm (lunch and dinner included)
Concludes with a Communion service beginning at 7:30 pm
Cost: $15.00 for meals
Registration: Call Sally Henning at 918.301.1019 or CLICK HERE.
Deadline for Registration: Friday, September 7, 2012
Martha Robbins holds the Joan Marshall Chair of Pastoral Care, a position that relates theological, spiritual, psychological, cultural, and ethical insights to the practice of pastoral care. She also is the director of the Pneuma Program that offers educational and supervised training of clergy and laity for the ministry of spiritual direction and spiritual leadership.
In addition to obtaining her professional license as a clinical psychologist, Robbins is a graduate of Maryville University (B.A.), St. Louis University (M.A.), and Harvard University (Th.D.) Prior to coming to PTS, Robbins held various positions as dean of students of an all-girls high school, director of campus ministry and The Human Development Program at Maryville University, and full-time spiritual mentor and retreat director at the Jesuit Spirituality Center. She remains active in facilitating retreats and workshops on various topics of Christian spirituality, spiritual formation, the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, pastoral care, and psychology.
She is the author of published poems, numerous articles, book chapters, and a book. She authored and created a series of professional CDs, Guided Meditations on Sacred Scripture, for assisting people in praying with the Bible. She is currently working on a manuscript pertaining to insights gained from mentoring Protestants through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises - a process through which persons listen to the Word, develop or deepen their relationship with Christ and discern their unique calling to serve God by participation in Christ’s mission in the world. She and her husband, Walter Bowman, make their home in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.