A new weekend retreat at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St., will explore the lives and wisdom of mystics -- men and women from various religious traditions and throughout history who have experienced direct contact with the mystery called God.
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Marcia Bentley, a Madison-based spiritual director, will present “A Retreat With the Mystics” from 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, through noon Sunday, July 1. Some of the mystics whose lives and work will be discussed include Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart, Karl Rahner, Thomas Merton, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Dorothy Day, among many others.
Participants will learn spiritual practices that helped prepare mystics for their experiences and sustained their deepening communion with the divine. People are all faith backgrounds are welcome.
Cost is $260 for an overnight retreat, which includes two nights’ stay and all meals, or $150 for commuters (lunch is included on Saturday). Deadline to register is June 15; visit www.FSCenter.org or call 608-791-5295.