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Awakening Our Creative Self in Recovery

Awakening Our Creative Self in Recovery, a Serenity Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics is about being willing to make the 12 step program of recovery our own. Each participant will walk through the steps while creating a language that works for their recovery, setting aside language that is a barrier to recovery and creating a new language that resonates with their heart. There will be a discussion of how to live creatively and spiritually in the here and now, looking at how to stay in the present and the presence of a higher power. Each person will examine how to create a new you while trusting that process of self-examination and sharing. Lastly, various movements, prayers, and multi-media will be used as participants explore their own style of prayer and meditation. Awakening Our Creative Self in Recovery is a retreat for those who want to make changes, small or large, to their connection with self and the divine. This retreat is open to both men and women.

Our Lady of Calvary

OLC is a fully air-conditioned facility located in the historic Farmington Village. We have 12 acres of beautifully maintained grounds. All retreatant rooms are individually air-conditioned.

Learn more about the grounds at OLC.


recoveryRuth Hoenick is a recovering member of Alcoholics Anonymous and a grateful member of Al-Anon since 1986. She is actively involved in both programs in sponsorship and service work. Ruth is a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Ruth received her commission in Spiritual Guidance from the Siena Center in Racine, Wisconsin in November 2018. Ruth is a Spiritual Companion in the Slinger/Hartford, WI area. She has been an active retreat coordinator since 2008 and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors, Emeritus at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, WI. She is also the coordinator of the Spirituality Creativity Room at the Jesuit Retreat House.

Ruth’s background is in the education of children and adults as well as the professional development of educators. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Professional Development. She is passionate about sharing her experience, strength, and hope with others in recovery.

Register for this retreat by calling (860) 677-8519 or use the form below. You may also download and print Recovery Retreat 2020



Family Recovery – Freedom from Another’s Addiction

Family Recovery – Freedom from Someone’s Addiction through Grace

No one comes into this world knowing how to deal effectively with the addiction of a loved one. Fortunately, a process of recovery is also available to the family members and significant others of addicts to promote their own health and healing. This process involves becoming consciously aware of the specific ways in which addiction affects families and relationships and learning a new set of skills that must be practiced on an ongoing basis.
Progress in recovery requires learning how to go through a certain degree of discomfort and pain—as in no pain, no gain. Like other areas of life, the greatest growth comes from pushing yourself to go beyond the boundaries of the boxes of familiarity and comfort that you have constructed for yourself. This is a journey that can help you learn how to be okay within yourself no matter what is going on outside of you, and regardless of whether or not your addicted loved one ever finds their own recovery.
This day is a discussion of the experience of living with someone who is experiencing addiction, as a child, parent, and or spouse and the lasting impact of this experience if something is not different. How does this development within the family system and how the whole family can recover and learn to be happy joyous and free?
This program is an upstairs Blue Room program. Seating is limited. Includes lunch.
Jass specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, and Social Work.Presenter: Jacynth Pelland, LCSW, ACSW, LCADC, CJC. Jass specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, and Social Work.
Register for this program by calling (860) 677-8519 or use the form below. You may also download and print Family Recovery