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Monday, November 5, 2018

Spiritual Retreat and Pilgrimage to Assisi Italy

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Assisi, Italy - Photo by Lachlan Gowen on Unsplash

Imagine walking silently along a scenic route early in the morning through the quiet town of Assisi. The first day of your retreat begins with this pilgrimage, leading you through the town rich in history, and into a cathedral adorned with the amazing art of Giotto, to our destination, the tomb of St. Francis. Here, in the cathedral we will sit in the majestic silence of the resting place of St. Francis to commune with the spirit of his legacy. We’ll be given candles to hold during our silence, to light and leave at the altar, marking the starting point of our journey within to the realm of contemplative peace.

Spiritual Retreat
& Pilgrimage

to Assisi, Italy
June 23 – 30, 2019

Edward Viljoen & Mirka Kraftsow

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Mirka Kraftsow, Mirka was born and raised in Italy and has been a health practitioner and educator for over three decades. Her own experience and intuition strongly influence her teachings, as do tradition, creativity, innovation, and evolution. She co-founded the American Viniyoga Institute and has led retreats to Assisi for 25 years.

Edward Viljoen is the senior minister at the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, and the author of Ordinary Goodness, The Surprisingly Effortless Path to Creating a Life of Meaning and Beauty, and The Power of Meditation, an Ancient Technique to Access your Inner Power. Edward teaches classes about spiritual growth in Santa Rosa and abroad.

Assisi, in the ancient Umbrian hills of central Italy, is one of those special places where the spiritual presence is tangibly felt. Assisi offers us a glimpse into medieval Italy that cannot be found in Rome, Milan, or even Florence. This is the place where Saints Francis and Clare, and many other mystics of the past and present, communed with God. Mirka returns year after year to Assisi to be recharged by its rich spiritual atmosphere and to absorb the blessings of the Saints. Edward joins her in June 2019 to co-facilitate a retreat focused on St. Francis’s Canticle of the Creatures.
If God can work through me, God can work through anyone.
Francis of Assisi

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