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The Wisdom of Wild Grace

May 15 @ 9:00 am - May 16 @ 3:00 pm

The Wisdom of Wild Grace with Christine Valters Paintner

May 15-16, 2021: 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm U.S. CDT
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Join us for this two-day live, virtual retreat where we will explore the gift of Earth as our original monastery and the wisdom of wild grace.

In these days of climate crisis and global pandemic, how might we grow in intimacy with the elements and creatures? How might we listen more closely to Earth’s wisdom for us? During this weekend retreat we will explore spiritual practices which help us to cultivate an Earth-cherishing consciousness and to fall more deeply in love with creation. We will tend to both the outer and inner wild.

Sessions will include presentations, reflections, song, meditations, poetry, creative exercises and explorations, gentle movement, small group and large group sharing, guidance for time outside in between sessions and time for questions and input.

The retreat materials will be drawn primarily from two of Christine’s newest books – Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude Through Intimacy with Nature (Ave Maria Press, 2020) and her second collection of poems, The Wisdom of Wild Grace (Paraclete Press, 2020).



Christine Valters Paintner is the online Abbess at AbbeyoftheArts.com, a virtual monastery and global community offering a variety of programs in contemplative practice and creative expression. She is the author of 16 books on spirituality, contemplative practice and creative expression including two collections of poems. Christine earned her PhD in Christian spirituality and lives out her commitment as a Benedictine Oblate in Galway, Ireland, where the retreat will be broadcast live via Zoom.



$60 for either option

  • Attend the retreat virtually as it happens (includes access to the recordings) OR
  • Receive access to the recordings only

This retreat is being offered at reduced cost thanks to a generous contribution from the Ayer Enrichment Fund.


Register by Wednesday, May 19, 2021 for the retreat recordings


May 15 @ 9:00 am
May 16 @ 3:00 pm
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Brooke Miller
608-836-1631, x100

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