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Exploring the Power of Story--Mepkin Abbey

As human beings and as Christians, we are people of story. As John Shea says, “We turn our pain into narrative so we can bear it; we turn our ecstasy into narrative so we can prolong it. We tell our stories to live.” As humans we are hardwired to make meaning through narrative, and as Christians we are connected to the never ending story of redemption and salvation.
This retreat will outline basic themes of the Christian life such as calling, surrender, hope, struggle, resurrection, and prepare participants to tell corollary stories from their life. The objective is to witness how the story of faith is not merely recorded in the Bible but in our lives. When we share our story with fellow pilgrims on the Way, we discover our common story.