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Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Virtual Day Retreat 2021
April 17, 2021 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm$45
The Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program will offer a Virtual Day Retreat on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. The theme of this year’s retreat is “From Darkness into Light: Encountering the Heart of Christ” and will be facilitated by Dr. Carolyn (Carrie) Nickerson who provides ongoing spiritual and retreat direction including the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL), and serves on the Leadership Team of the Pneuma Spiritual Direction & Leadership Program at Pneuma Institute in Pittsburgh, providing instruction and supervision. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and was very well received at the 2017 Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Retreat, “Listening and Becoming Free.”
Carrie resides in Cresson, PA and is a married Roman Catholic lay woman, mother of three adult daughters, grandmother, and music minister in her parish with experience in nursing, midwifery, and nursing education. She completed a Master of Arts in spiritual and pastoral care at Loyola University in Baltimore MD; requirements for certificates in spiritual direction & leadership, and direction of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises at the Pneuma Spiritual Direction & Leadership Program, Pittsburgh, PA; the Retreat Directors Workshop at Loyola House, Ignatian Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada; and a certificate of advanced studies and supervision at West Virginia Institute for Spirituality. She also has a Master of Science Degree in Maternal Child Nursing & Midwifery, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Program Planning & Evaluation.
This retreat is based on the spiritual exercises in Putting on the Heart of Christ by G. Fagin SJ and will explore what it is like to wait on God, the experience of loving service, and the fruit of prayer. The day will consist of Scripture, prayer, music, videos, guided contemplation, and group discussions lead by the retreat facilitator. Our Scripture theme is Proverbs 16:3 NLT “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”
This year’s virtual retreat is provided via Zoom Web Conferencing. The opening session begins at 10:00 a.m. ET and the retreat ends by 3:00 pm ET. A lunch break is included in the agenda. This retreat serves as a time away from personal and professional responsibilities as we contemplate our spiritual life and relationship to God.
The cost of the retreat is $45.00 per person. Limited, partial scholarships are available upon request by contacting the office at 412-232-5815 or ParishNurse@pittsburghmercy.org.
By April 12, 2021, please send completed registration form along with a check for $45.00 made payable to Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program, Mercy Health Center, 1515 Locust Street, Suite 705, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-5154. For more information, call 412-232-5815 or email ParishNurse@pittsburghmercy.org or visit https://www.pittsburghmercy.org.