Friday, May 8, 2015
This retreat is based on Joyce Rupp’s latest book, Fly While You Still Have Wings. Joyce will speak about some of the topics in this memoir of her resilient mother’s aging and dying process: ancestral grief, living with regrets, letting go, the aging process, and the gift of faith as a source of strength in times of significant transition. The mini-retreat will include communal prayer, a presentation by Joyce, and a group response. There will be a book signing following the close of the retreat.
“Joyce Rupp’s best book yet.” ~ Trish Herbert
Author of Journeywell: A Guide to Quality Aging
“Engaging storytelling, moving poetry, personal experiences shared with honesty and insight.” ~ Kathleen Fischer
Author of Winter Grace: Spirituality and Aging
Joyce Rupp is well-known for her work as a writer, spiritual midwife, international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Praying Our Goodbyes, Open the Door, and Fragments of Your Ancient Name. Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community and the co-director of the Institute of Compassionate Presence. She resides in Des Moines, Iowa.