Celebrating Life's Gifts: A Lenten Retreat

Friday, April 3, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Scholastica Monastery

During our lifetime, we often overlook the gifts we have received and the gifts we have given.  The season of Lent offers a time to pause and grow in awareness of these gifts and their impact. Using a meditative film, this interactive session provides participants a time to reflect individually and in small group and to name and claim these gifts through the sharing of stories with the larger group. Regardless of where we are in our life’s journey, there exists an opportunity for generosity and gratitude. As we become more mindful of giving and receiving, we grow in awareness of our gifts and talents and the importance of sharing them within our families and communities. All ages are welcome!

Lucia Leck
Lucia Leck

Facilitators: Lucia Leck is a graduate of St Scholastica and holds a Masters degree in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University. She has a spiritual direction certificate as well as being a certified Sage-ing Leader through Sage-ing International and the IONS Institute. She has co-facilitated workshops around the Midwest especially regarding conscious aging.

Joyce M. Eckes, M.A. is a facilitator of personal and professional renewal.  Working with educators and other human service providers, she joyfully designs and facilitates retreats focused on the exploration of passion and purpose, transformative professional development, and mindful aging in the second half of life.

Joyce is a graduate of the Spiritual Guidance Training Program, St. Paul, MN and a long-time student of Angeles Arrien (The Fourfold Way) and Parker Palmer (The Center for Courage and Renewal).  She is passionate about her work focused on renewing the heart and spirit of those who serve and restoring identity and integrity in professional life.

Her work reflects a deep commitment to the wellness of each member of a community and to the principles and practices that support and nurture healthy and mindful individuals contributing and serving from an authentic and passionate core.

Joyce Eckes
Joyce Eckes

Cost: $85 per participant (includes Saturday lunch, and refreshments)

Cost: $165 for retreat and meals with overnight stay.

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803