Why are retreats important? 

They allow you to pull back, get inspired, become spacious, detox, and spend time with God.  Retreat comes from the Latin verb “to pull back.” So, retreat, or a retreat, is a place where you pull back from the world. Click here to read more.

Retreats can be designed especially for your needs. I’ve worked with catechists, school staffs, parish councils, RCIA groups, women’s groups, Dominican lay volunteers, pastoral care ministers, vowed women religious, and young adults. Contact me to discuss how I can best meet your needs.


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Thinking Big – God – Ourselves – Others

As we attend to life experiences, sometimes previous concepts no longer fit.  We will explore some fresh footing for our life journeys. Women’s Sophia Weekend Retreat Facilitated by Nancy Mason Bordley, D.Min. & Sr....


T.S. Eliot reminds us “Home is where one starts from.” But after a pandemic, where does one end? Join us in a short reflection on the various experiences of sheltering in place.

There’s No Place Like Home

It has been said that our whole life is a journey. We leave home and then spend our entire lifetime searching for to find a way to get back home. Using the popular story of...

Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese is a simple parable that reveals profound truths. It is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them...


Thresholds are meant to be crossed. We often find ourselves at the threshold of a new time, a new idea, a new job, a new relationship, etc. What do those experiences teach us? Do we welcome threshold...

Turning Toward Life

Our lives are filled with turning and transitions. The transitions of the past teach us how to live in the present and trust the future, for God is with us at each turning in life.

Seasons of Life

Using the seasons as metaphors we will look at our lives and experiences: Summer offers the fullness of life. Fall can be combination of harvest and loss. Winter is often a withdrawal and cold....

Roots and Wings

What grounds you? Where do you find the freedom to be yourself? God gives us roots to go deep within ourselves and wings to reach beyond ourselves. Both are needed for a balanced spirituality. 

The Labyrinth Retreat

Metaphors help us to understand the mystery of God. Jesus used metaphors in the gospels over and over… God is like… Shepherd, Vine, Woman who lost a coin, mother hen, farmer who plants seed, etc. During...