Word... Silence... Window...

2017 Academy for Spiritual Formation


Language that seeks to reflect Holy Mystery and the mundane: “In the beginning”, “Word made flesh”, “Love the Lord Your God”, “One wild and precious life.”



The moments before the still small voice speaks at the mouth of a cave.



An icon on the spiritual journey that points to the broader, deeper, more lasting matters for the soul.

Our theme for the 2017 Five Day Academy is “Word… Silence… Window…”
We come with hungry hearts, eager to hear God’s Word; it has been so long since we have truly listened.
The Word stirs us, silencing anxious thoughts, awakening us to the Spirit within.
The Word becomes Window; we see the Way of God before us; it is beautiful to behold; it is challenging; and we are free to follow.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.

God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…

We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

When and Where:
October 22nd ~ October 27th
Redemptorist Renewal Center of Picture Rocks, Tucson, AZ

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$825 for double occupancy.
$875 for private room.

After August 31st,
$925 for double occupancy.
$975 for private room.

Click here to access the conference website.

Scholarships are available for DSC clergy from the Board of Ordained Ministry.
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Scholarships are also available for laity through the DS Annual Conference.  Contact Jerry Hass at <> for more information.