The Sanctuary of the Magdalene Presents
THE PATH OF THE ROSE
A Retreat For Spiritual Transformation
and Inner Awareness
April 22-23, 2023
It has been four years since we were able to gather for this retreat. As we look back on these months, let’s take a deep breath. We still have challenges ahead of us, and yes, the pain and suffering go on around us and perhaps even within our hearts and homes, but we are surviving. So now is the perfect time to pause and reflect on how these past months have changed us and how we can create a more positive future, for ourselves, our loved ones and our world. We need to do much more than survive; we need to thrive!
In medieval times a mystery school quietly thrived behind the imposingly beautiful façade of Chartres Cathedral in France. The roots of this school, like its namesake the Rose, were planted deep in the ancient mystical teachings that formed a much older and more original Christianity than that taught in Rome. Central to these teachings was a six-petaled rose at the center of an eleven-circuit labyrinth laid out on the cathedral floor. Each petal of the rose taught an essential concept in the spiritual journey of humanity, concepts enshrined in the familiar words of the Lord’s Prayer. This prayer, taught by Jesus of Nazareth some two thousand years ago, reminds us that faith, surrender, service, abundance, forgiveness and overcoming obstacles form the pathway to the miracle of Love. And with Love, all things are possible, even miracles.
This weekend will provide an opportunity to share and teach each other as we walk the Path of the Rose. The secrets of true manifestation and abundance are hidden in this ancient wisdom. In the world in which we now live, I truly believe that LOVE is the answer, however cliche that may sound. But to get there as a planet, we need to start within ourselves and that is the Path Of the Rose. In a fragmented world that too often insists on instant gratification, this is a path of quiet patience; of waiting and watching and preparing. This is a path that binds all of us together as one family. The Lord’s Prayer is not just a Christian prayer. It is a message for all seasons and all peoples. It breaks down barriers and creates miracles. Come find your own miracle by discovering the miracle you are!
For Your Information
We will gather at the Community Center of Westland Meadows, 4300 Leisure Lane in Kalamazoo, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and plan to conclude our time together early Sunday afternoon with lunch. From US131, take Exit 38A (West Main Street) and head into town. Go through 2 lights and turn right on Drake Road. Go 1 block to Stonebridge and turn left. Stonebridge dead ends into Sage. Turn right and then an immediate left onto Leisure Lane at the Westland Meadows sign. The Community Center will be directly in front of you with parking to your left. Please use the side entrance near the parking lot, not the front sliding doors.
If overnight accommodations are needed, please make your own arrangements. The Baymont Inn & Suites, 2203 South 11th Street, Kalamazoo is conveniently located to Westland Meadows and is offering us a manager’s discount of $88.80/night. You must mention Anna’s name or give this pin 5683 to receive this discount. Rooms include a continental breakfast. If you need overnight accommodations, please reserve your room by calling the Baymont at 269-372-7999.
Investment for the weekend is $122 which includes 3 meals (Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch). If you do not wish to eat all of the meals, please notify us when you register. Other arrangements can be made. Also, please let us know if you have special dietary needs. We will make every effort to accommodate you.
PLEASE NOTE: A payment plan is available provided that you register by the deadline of April 3rd. You may pay half of your fee at that time and half on April 22. All fees are due by April 22. Please contact Mother Maryesah if you wish to use this option.
Registration Deadline is April 3rd. Space is limited, so please register early!
We suggest that you wear casual comfortable clothes. You may also want to bring a journal with you for personal reflections.
To register for this retreat, please send your check or money order, payable to the Sanctuary, along with your name and address, to: The Sanctuary of the Magdalene, 4310 Leisure Lane, Kalamazoo, MI 49006. To register online and pay by credit card, please use the button below.
For further information regarding this retreat or the Sanctuary of the Magdalene, please contact Rev. Mother Maryesah Karelon at 269-276-0270 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.