Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spiritual liberation involves affirmation and acceptance of the enduring quality of one’s core goodness. It also requires recognition of personal obstacles and a choice to become free from interior barriers that limit spiritual growth.

This retreat day focuses on an in-depth approach to becoming a more whole human being, one whose vision and way of life becomes ever more transparent and animated. This inner freedom leads to an expansion of compassion and to dwelling in fuller harmony with both self and the larger world.

Come and restore your joy, peace and passion for life.

COST:  $105.00, includes refreshments and lunch

This program is now full and closed to registration. Please call 651-696-2788 to be put on a waiting list.
Walk-in registrations will not be available at this event.

This event will be held in the Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine at St. Catherine University



Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual midwife, international retreat leader and conference speaker. She is the author of over two dozen bestselling books, including her latest: Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life. Her book on aging, Fly While You Still Have Wings, received an award in spirituality from the Catholic Press Association in 2016. Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community, co-director of the Boundless Compassion program, a spiritual director, and was a volunteer for Hospice for fifteen years. She resides in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Elisabeth Johnson, CSJ event (93 of 106)

Sara Thomsen is a weaver of song and community singing. She is founder and artistic director of the Echoes of Peace Choir, a non-audition, 70-member community choir in Duluth, Minnesota and a staunch supporter of struggles for human dignity and ecological sustainability.

Hear more from Joyce and Sara!

Joyce Rupp discusses Boundless Compassion

Sara Thomsen sings Somewhere to Begin


LOCATION: Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul

INFO: DirectionsCampus Map


Parking is available in the Carondelet Center parking lot. Guests are encouraged to park in this lot and walk to Rauenhorst Ballroom.

If you are parking on the Saint Catherine University Campus, you will find the most parking available for public use (no permit needed for this event) by entering Gate 3 and proceeding down the drive and either turning left for the O’Shaughnessy parking lot or right for the additional guest lot, the Dew Drop parking lot.

Parking is not advised in the following areas: fire lanes, reserved parking, permit parking, 10 minute parking, and handicapped parking spaces (unless state-permitted).

Handicapped spaces are on the Saint Catherine University campus; their availability cannot be determined in advance.

There are two handicap entrances at the front of the Coeur de Catherine building. Once inside this building, there are elevators that can be used to reach the Rauenhorst Ballroom.


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