Summer Directed Retreat - Wisdom House
Summer Directed Retreat with Br. Mark D’Alessio
Monday, July 11, 2022 10:00 AM to Friday, July 15, 2022 10:00 AM
Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center
229 East Litchfield Road
Litchfield, CT, 06759
This summer take a break from the routine and confusion in the world and use this time to devote to yourself and your spirituality! During this week, you will meet each day with your spiritual companion ( Rt. Rev. Br. Mark D’Alessio) who will walk with you and guide you on your spiritual journey. The restfulness of our country setting will allow you to appreciate and be empowered by the healing effect of silence. Relax at the pool in the summer sunshine, steep yourself in a meditative labyrinth walk, be inspired by the works in our art gallery, or discover the country roads surrounding our property. Each retreatant can select either a private room with bath (limited number) or private room with hall bath.
Private Ensuite Bedroom – $570.00 | Private Bedroom, Hall Bath – $490.00
The Rt. Rev. Br. Mark D’Alessio is a Franciscan friar in the new religious society of the Companions of Francis and Clare. He’s also a interspiritual Christian bishop and priest, spiritual director, chaplain, retreat leader, author, and past President and Executive Director of the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute which draws together the inspiration of the church with the wisdom of psychological care.
As a Franciscan, he’s committed to serving those who are sidelined, most vulnerable and at risk. Last year, the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless awarded him with their “Unsung Hero” Award for his ministry as a crisis counselor and program coordinator at a shelter for men and women who are homeless and as a chaplain at a residential treatment center and school for children with learning and emotional disabilities.
A long-time seeker and practitioner of spiritual wisdom, he’s initiated into multiple spiritual lineages, both East (Buddhist) and West (Christian); does his best to affirm the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider inter-spiritual framework; and, looks to God’s science and spiritual heroes (such as Thích Nhat Hanh and Francis and Clare of Assisi) as sources of inspiration and hope.
Br. Mark is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, founded by Henri Nouwen and Madeline L’Engle, where he is currently a faculty member and community leader. He's also a faculty member at All Faiths Seminary International for the training of interfaith ministers.
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