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Winter Retreat

Join us for the Winter Retreat to Mersey River Chalets outside Kejimkujik National Park, Feb 2nd-4th. 

Contemporary culture insists that we distract ourselves from the reality and imminence of our deaths, through experiences and consumerism. Yet, modern medical treatment enables those who are dying to prolong their lives. Consequently, we are surrounded by a living death, which we ourselves will one day endure. To survive it, beauty must be re-imagined and re-awakened.

Dr . Gregory Videtic is a well-known and respected Oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, highly published in academic journals. He is noted especially for his uncompromised commitment to accompany his patients on their final journey with courage and beauty. Greg is an avid reader of literature and poetry, enjoys running, and supports the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Orchestra, various forms of modern dance and theatre. He and his partner live in Cleveland Heights with a dear little dog who answers to the name Millie.

Bob Tees assists persons nearing the end of life with the discovery of heightened experiences of meaning and love. Earlier in his career, he worked with college and university students, the homeless, and as a Long-Term Care chaplain. Throughout his career, Bob has embraced and often enabled the use of music and art in spiritual care interventions, believing that beauty and creativity make a terrific contribution to healing and comfort.

Pick up a form from the back of the Chapel or download one here. Fill out and return to Stephanie Boudreau at the A&A Front Desk before Tuesday, January 30. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.