Associates Retreat

Nurturing Hope: Practices for Our Timescreated and facilitated by Gillian Ahlgren, offers an opportunity to consider insights from visionaries of the past, to reflect on the inner dynamics of personal and communal transformation;

and to re-connect with others seeking wisdom, inspiration, and creative energy in these challenging times.  Reflective time will help us to see what Teilhard de Chardin called “the slow work of God” in us, as individuals and as communities, to ask questions that will guide us toward greater creativity, and to be instruments and ambassadors of hope,
not because we believe in what seems impossible, but because we do what needs to be done.


Dr. Gillian T. W. Ahlgren is a church historian and specialist in the Christian mystical tradition.  She received her doctorate from The Divinity School of the University of Chicago in 1991.  One of the world’s leading experts on Teresa of Avila, she is the author of seven books, including Teresa of Avila and the Politics of SanctityEnkindling Love: The Legacy of Teresa of Avila and John of the CrossThe Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity, and Spiritual Exercises for the 21st Century: A Workbook.  Gillian is particularly interested in how spiritual practices derived from Christian contemplative traditions empower the transformation of self and society.  Over the past fifteen years she has focused on pastoral work with women in transition.  A founding member of the Cincinnati Women’s Team of the Ignatian Spirituality Project, she facilitates retreats and support meetings for women in recovery from substance abuse.  She has developed spiritual enrichment programming serving survivors of domestic violence and has been facilitating workshops supporting the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of this community since 2013.  She continues to create and offer enrichment workshops and seminars through Resources for Renewal and in partnership with churches and non-profits across the country.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-16-2021 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-17-2021 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 02-09-2021 12:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 13
Cut off date 04-15-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Twenty five dollars
Location Zoom

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