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Your Balance, Your Peace: 

Finding Contentment in the Rhythm of Your Life 

"Love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind and love your neighbor as yourself." This is our inspiration for a balanced life. Not a perfect balance, not the balance you see on TV or the movies, nor the balance someone else has. This is about finding your balance and your rhythm that is grounded in how God is calling you to live a more loving, peaceful, grace-filled life. 

You'll appreciate this retreat if: 

  • You're tired of being busy but don't know how to slow down. 
  • You're searching for a more meaningful, Christ-centered way of life. 
  • You have a hard time saying "no" to people and commitments. 
  • You're ready to start caring for yourself.
  • You're secretly wondering if it's selfish to be a Christian and want to take care of yourself. 

You can expect a reflective journey of:

  • Self-acceptance: Start being compassionate with yourself and appreciate the beauty of imperfection. 
  • The Whole Self: Explore your heart, strength, soul, and mind. Which parts are you yearning to nurture?
  • Healthy Choice-Making: Learn how to own the "yeses" and "no's" in your life for a more faith-centered life. 

You'll receive three reflection emails a week with the opportunity to share with others in a safe and encouraging environment. This online retreat is for those who are busy and those who have a quiet day and are longing for something more meaningful in their lives. Having said that, Christine is writing this retreat with the busy person in mind and trying to keep each reflection short enough so it only takes about 15 minutes of your time. Join us for a loving, welcoming environment that will inspire you to reflect on the balance and peace that God is calling you to so you can 'find contentment in the rhythm of your life'. 

Cost is $40 

Retreat scholarships available by emailing Christine. 

Meet your spiritual companions for the journey. 

Retreat Author Christine Jurisich 

 Christine is the author of this retreat, a retreat facilitator, author of Retreat, Reflect, Renew: A Sacred Journey for A More Peaceful You, and the foundress of Retreat, Reflect, Renew. She has been in retreat ministry for more than ten years. 

Christine is the author of this retreat, a retreat facilitator, author of Retreat, Reflect, Renew: A Sacred Journey for A More Peaceful You, and the foundress of Retreat, Reflect, Renew. She has been in retreat ministry for more than ten years. 

Retreat Spiritual Guide Darlene Carlson 

 Darlene's role is to walk the journey alongside you - offering affirmation and encouragement along the way. Darlene is in spiritual direction formation and is on the ministry's board. She has spent several years as a Catholic school teacher, volunteering in her church community, and helping with faith-formation groups.   

Darlene's role is to walk the journey alongside you - offering affirmation and encouragement along the way. Darlene is in spiritual direction formation and is on the ministry's board. She has spent several years as a Catholic school teacher, volunteering in her church community, and helping with faith-formation groups.   

 

How does an online retreat work? 

You'll receive an email reflection every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. Each email will have a reflection and chance to share with others in a supportive and encouraging environment. The retreat is self-paced and lasts four weeks. 

Do you have to be tech-savvy?  

We've had participants of all ages and tech abilities and most have found it to be easy to participate. If you feel comfortable opening an email and clicking on a link, you'll feel comfortable with the online retreat. We're always available for immediate help. 

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I'm Busy. How much time will it take? 

You'll receive three emails a week and you can expect about 15-20 minutes of reflection and sharing time per email for this retreat. The beauty of an online retreat is that you can reflect and share online whenever it's convenient for you: in your pajamas at 5 AM, on your phone during your lunch hour, or with your iPad while lying on the couch late at night. You can spread it out and reflect a little each day or save it all up for a special time on the weekend. It's all about convenience. It is self-paced and we keep it open for two weeks afterwards so you can catch up in case life gets busy. 

Is the online retreat different than the day retreat? 

Yes. The six-hour day retreats are on the same theme but they are presented differently. The big picture concepts will be the same but they will be explored in different ways and with different material. The beauty of an online retreat is that you're given four weeks to allow the concepts to build on one another and really take root and grow in a deeper way. The beauty of the day retreat is the opportunity to experience the concepts in a more experiential way - in your mind, body, and soul - through prayer, music, meditating with the scripture, and sharing. Both options are beautiful and unique in their own way. If you decide to register for both, you won't feel like you're experiencing the same retreat twice. 

Listen to what past online retreat participants have to say... 

I had never participated in a retreat before, so I thought an online retreat would be a good way to start a personal spiritual journey in a very non-threatening way. I loved it as it has opened my heart to new beginnings of courage and trust in God’s strength for me.
— Diane. S.
I’ve been really busy so even though I’ve loved all of your past online retreats I didn’t know if I should sign up for this one. I’m so glad I did! I took time to nurture my spiritual self, gained a better understanding of discernment, and learned practical tools to carry forward. Thank you!
— Cathy P.
Thank you! I went into the retreat feeling down in the dumps - tired and depressed - but even though I was squeezing it into the day, it was enough time to slow down, pray, and reflect. It really helped me feel more grateful and it lifted my spirits.
— Debbie J.
I hesitated to sign up because I’m a senior citizen and I felt intimidated doing the retreat on the computer. When I finally decided to sign up, I was surprised how easy it was for me to participate. I was especially excited when I didn’t even have to ask my husband for help in using the computer because it was so people friendly. I even gained more self confidence in my computer skills. If I could do it then anyone can.
— Vicki F.
Thank you both for a most wonderful online retreat! I so looked forward to my three days a week (and in between!) “visiting” with you and renewing my spirit! It was a wonderful experience for me! You girls are doing great work spreading The Word!! For every moment you have spent developing this retreat, it is very appreciated! Love and prayer coming your way every day!
— Eileen T.
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Cost is $40

Partial scholarship available by emailing Christine.