A Weekend with a Childhood Friend
Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ
And when you finally find consolation (consolation is always to be found), you’ll be happy to have known me. You’ll always be my friend. (Antoine Saint-Exupery)
Sometimes it’s helpful to stop and assess just how much you’ve grown up, that is, to measure how far you’ve moved away from the enchanted world of the child. Do the night stars astound you, or fill you with an ambition to possess, or are they simply silent absences from your workaday life that seldom lifts its glance the screen?
The Little Prince, Saint-Exupery’s classic and tender balm, written for hearts wounded by loss, disappointment and self-inflicted anxiety, is the perfect companion for re-enchanting your adult world. With his ageless charm and curiosity, the “entirely extraordinary little man” unsettles our cherished, grown-up concerns and walks us by the hand back to forgotten truths more basic than our profession, our bank account, and even our personal successes and failures.
A quiet spiritual master, the Little Prince will teach us gently to inhabit the deserts of our lives with a little more beauty, friendship and grace.
The retreat consists of recorded videos, plus optional, spiritual direction and group sharing.
You will need a copy of the book The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery from the library or borrow from a friend, or purchase your own copy through your favourite bookstore.
Please note that space is limited so register early. Deadline to register is April 30.