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2018 facilitated “Time Away” opportunities at CHIARA CENTER

By March 19, 2018March 26th, 2018No Comments

2018 facilitated Time Awayopportunities at CHIARA CENTER – Springfield, IL

[Four, Sunday Afternoon thru Tuesday Lunch Opportunities.]

WHY? . . . Sometimes “the tyranny of everyday life” (Pastor George Donigian writes) “has so trapped [us] that [we] have lost sight of God.” 2018 “Time Away” opportunities are an invitation to “take time to hear and remember the grace of God’s compassionate love.”

WHO?  . . . You are invited to consider these 2018 “Time Away” opportunities. See if one (or more) might find a place and time in your 2018 life to experience “a time of repositioning” (a time of intentional turning toward God).


One facilitated “Silent Day of Prayer” choices (printed resource provided on site).

Apr. 22-24, 2018Seeing God.”  [Please register by Fri., Apr. 13.] “Seeing God consists of our having a sense of God seeing us: to see God is to see one who sees; it is to have an experience of being seen” — Nicholas of Cusa [1401 –1464].


Three facilitated “Book Study” (Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series) choices.

Aug., 5-7, 2018A Spirituality of Living.” [Please register by Fri., Fri., Jul. 27.

Oct. 7-9, 2018A Spirituality of Caregiving.” [Please register by Fri., Sep. 21.]

Oct. 14-16, 2018A Spirituality of Fundraising.” [Please register by Sep. 28]



  • Please feel free to copy & share information/registration. (Registration is Open Now!)
  • 2018 “Time Away!” opportunities are for any interested person.
  • The $160 EVENT FEE Includes 6 Meals, Meeting Space expense, Retreat focus Book (or Retreat focus Printed Resource), and Facilitator
  • Each registrant will receive a detailed agenda, Directions to Chiara Center, and Focus book(s) with your registration confirmation.

(“Silent Day of Prayer” printed resource will be distributed on site during Sunday evening orientation.)



  1. 5 Chiara Center rooms are reserved for each scheduled opportunity. [Per person: single occupancy – $146.00; Per person: double occupancy – $105.00]
  2. Commute from home/motel.

Questions? Rev. Arvil Bass, Facilitator – (309) 573-5250 or [email protected]

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