New England Women in Ministry Association & Healthsigns Spring Retreat - Duxbury, MA
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM to Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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Miramar Retreat Center
121 Parks St.
Duxbury, MA 02331

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Joy Quinn Blum

“Icon of the Resurrection”
Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald

Primarily from an Eastern Christian spiritual perspective, this year’s retreat will engage three dimensions of Pascha (the Greek & Hebrew term for the Passover). With the Byzantine icon of the Resurrection (also known as the “Descent into Hell/Hades” icon) as the reference point, each session of the day will focus on theological, spiritual and personal themes, respectively. Each session will be divided into three sections. The Eastern Christian spiritual understanding regarding the theme, a personal engagement by the retreat speaker from her own life-experience, and an invitation to group members to reflect and respond from their experience.

Our Speaker:
Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald is the co-founder and Executive Director of Saint Catherine’s Vision, a non-profit Pan-Orthodox organization of mostly women theologians, in collaboration with ordained and lay servant-leaders engaging contemporary concerns of the Church. 
Our Arts Facilitator:
Dr. FitzGerald is a theologian, licensed psychologist and pastoral psychotherapist and presently serves as adjunct professor of theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological School. She is regarded as an expert on the ministry of women in the Orthodox Church and published numerous books, monographs and articles on this topic, as well as on other topics related to theology and spirituality.


The retreat begins Tuesday afternoon and ends with lunch on Thursday.
NEWMA, founded in 1938, is an ecumenical gathering of women in ministry,
including ordained women, lay women, and women religious.  All are welcome!
Directions at    Miramar is handicap accessible                                                            


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