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Canticle of the Creatures - Day of Solitude

Sr. Debra Weina and Sr. Rose Margaret Firkus facilitated the Canticle of Creatures - Day of Solitude retreat on August 12, 2014, at the SSJ-TOSF Motherhouse in Stevens Point. Sr. Deb and Sr. Rose Margaret used St. Francis of Assisi's Canticle of Creatures and the stained glass windows of the SSJ-TOSF Motherhouse Chapel to guide the 34 participants on a day of spiritual reflection and renewal.

The day blended spiritual presentations for the group from Sr. Debra and Sr. Rose Margaret and time for each individual to quietly reflect on the Canticle of the Creatures and how we are one with God and all His creation. Participants were invited to roam the grounds of the Motherhouse and find quiet spaces to meditate and focus on their own relationship with God and His creation.

One participant described the experience as a day of "being closer to God in my whole being. It gave me the greater love of nature, and how all is connected to each other."

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