By early June you can expect Meadowlands to look very different from how it has looked for the last 5 years. Five years ago, Pathways bought what we call Meadowlands, the 3 ½ acre parcel immediately East of the retreat house. We mowed a trail around it, and then let it lie fallow while we discerned what to do with the land.
At the end of May we will begin a five-year process of removing invasive tall fescue grass and replacing it with a native short-grass prairie. By the end of June, when you walk into Meadowlands we expect it to look brown and dead, with a bright green trail around the perimeter. It may be a bit of a shock compared to what is there now.
In future newsletters, we’ll share more about how this work is central to the mission, vision, and values of Pathways Retreat. In the meantime, we wanted to make sure you weren’t alarmed by what you saw.
In nature, as in human life, transformation can sometimes take a very long time. Join with us in watching how this space will be transformed in the years to come
Resurrection Stations and Cards
The seven Stations of the Resurrection, painted by watercolor artist Sylvie Gudin, will be in the Pathways woods until Pentecost - June 4. Cards are also available in the Retreat House for a $20-25 donation for the set of seven.
Creation Care Day
May 21, 1-4pm
Interested in helping Pathways care for creation? Creation care days are an opportunity to join with others in supporting Pathways mission and vision. Please complete this form if you’re interested in being a part of this. Thanks!
Contemplative Sit Monthly Practice: Meditating on New Life
Tuesdays, 8-8:30 am
Meditating on New Life, inspired by Joyce Rupp, is the practice for May. She offers a meditation on the liminal experience of standing on a threshold and the new life that wants to emerge.
Rupp offers this prayer:
Gestating Spirit, your gifts of transformation await me on every threshold. Raise what has died in me. Refresh it with your touch. I open the door of my heart to you. I open the door.
Iona Healing Prayer
Join us for Iona Healing Prayer every 2nd and 4th Monday at noon via zoom. To submit a request for prayer please click on the button below. See the Iona Healing Prayer page for more information.
Creation Prayer In-person only Fridays, 8-8:45am The entire prayer time is outside (so dress accordingly); Questions? Ask them online or call 574.202.2864
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