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.
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.
Ruth 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