Diocesan Event: Breathing Underwater: Summer Book Study AND Fall Retreat

Breathing Under Water

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Diocesan Recovery Commission invites you to join them for their final discussion, August 27 (steps 7-9) from 6-7:30 at Church of the Holy Communion in the Carrick Room. We are reading Richard Rohr’s outstanding book, Breathing Underwater, Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. This book is a practical guide for bringing 12 step spirituality to the world and strives to help us uncover ways we can further connect to a deeper relationship with the God of our understanding. 

Holy Communion Address: 4645 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 (Upstairs in the Carrick Room)

OVERNIGHT RETREAT: The retreat beings at 4pm on Friday and ends at 6pm on Saturday. Dinner Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday are included, along with a festive reception after our closing Eucharist on Saturday afternoon. There will be guided meditation, a fire pit, free time for exploring the vast grounds, a 12 step Eucharist, time for fellowship and much more.

Overnight space is limited so be sure to reserve your space as soon as possible. Registration Fee: $125 for double occupancy or $165 for single occupancy. Cost includes retreat registration, overnight lodging and all meals.

For more information and to sign up, visit https://breathingunderwaterretreat.eventbrite.com.

Contacts: Shannon Tucker at shannon.tucker [at] gmail [dot] com and 901-281-0785
or Laura White at psychle768 [at] gmail [dot] com or 901-210-1833.

Stay up-to-date at www.facebook.com/EpiscopalRecovery/.

Breathing Under Water Author: Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

Overnight Retreat Leader: Ron Hofius has been leading retreats based in twelve step recovery since 1987. During the 1980s, Ron was employed as the Managing Editor of the magazine published by one of the major twelve step fellowships.  In the 2000’s, he served on the World Board of that fellowship, facilitating community development workshops around the world and serving on the board of directors for the world headquarters. Also during the 2000s, Ron became an avid student of Richard Rohr, so that when Fr. Richard formed his Living School in 2013, Ron enrolled in the first cohort.  He graduated (or was “sent” in the language of the school) in 2015.  He was shortly thereafter hired full time at the CAC, and now serves on the leadership team of the organization as the Managing Director of Digital Product.  Ron will bring this combination of 39 years of recovery, 31 years as a retreat leader, and 14 years of study under Richard Rohr, together to present this retreat on the 10th, 11th and 12th steps based in Fr. Richard’s book Breathing Underwater.