june 2018 REGIONAL RETREAT in HOUSTON
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018| Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, TX | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
YogaMass® is an experiential and embodied worship experience integrating yoga, breath work, meditation and Holy Communion, founded by Reverend Gena Davis, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Texas and a certified yoga instructor. YogaMass connects the spirituality of mind/body/spirit awareness and integration with the promise of Jesus: “The Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21). YogaMass is offered in partnership with the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center and was birthed at Grace Episcopal Church Houston (a Community of Hope Center). Participants are invited to bring your heart, mind, body and yoga mat. No prior yoga experience is necessary, and chairs are available if you wish to sit. For more information, see YogaMass.com. Space is limited, so please register with Beverly to reserve your place.
RECAPS OF REGIONAL RETREATS IN APRIL
The Benedictine 12 Steps of Humility Plus One
"The 12 Steps of Benedictine Humility" was the theme of the annual retreat for the Atlantic Region. Held at the St. Benedict Monastery in Bristow, VA, the gathering featured Kathy Garrison who offered engaging and fresh insights into one of the core concepts of Benedictine spirituality. In addition to the presentation and group discussions, the agenda included private reflection while walking around the peaceful grounds of the monastery. We concluded the day with Holy Eucharist and Blessing of the Hands.
HERITAGE REGION (West)
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | St. James Episcopal Church | Austin, TX
Come to Your Senses
Heritage West Region had a day retreat called “Come to Your Sense”, praying the liturgy of hours through the senses of sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste. Kathleen Phillips, director of Fundamentals in Direction in the Diocese of Texas, was the presenter. We enjoyed learning and praying using our various senses. It was a day of slowing down and breathing for most of it since the majority of the time was spent in prayer. Fourteen attendees – two who are not members of COHI – were there. Kathleen is available for retreats – she has quite a few in her files—and will travel.