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Explore the spirituality of relationship on the weekend of St. Francis’s feast day, October 4th – 5th! Join us at the Cincinnati Zoo for a chance to think about what it means to be in relationship, to listen to the voices of women and men speak about relationship in scripture, to pray and walk in pilgrimage in the zoo, and to worship together and spend time within a vision of what are own relationships are like and what we would most like them to be. This event is free for participants. Register by filling out this form, and use the flyer below to let your friends know about it!
Here’s the schedule for the weekend!
11:00 AM Arrive at the Edge House in Cincinnati. Alice Connors introduces the Song of Songs.
12:00 PM Lunch at the Edge House
1:00 PM Carpool to the Cincinnati Zoo
1:30 – 4:30 PM A Walk Through the Zoo with the Song of Songs, paying special attention to St. Francis’ sense of the beauty of the created world
5:00 PM Dinner at the Edge House
6:45 PM Return to the zoo for a presentation by zoo staff. Bring sleeping bags and pillows
9:00 PM Karl Stevens leads a discussion of the spirituality of relationship, then Edy Dreith leads us into quiet reflection
8:00 AM Wakeup, breakfast, and packing up our stuff
9:00 AM St. Francis themed Eucharist in the Peace Garden
10:00 AM Depart for home
This is a free retreat, provided for you by the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Meals will be provided. We will be sleeping in the zoo, so you need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow, plus appropriate sleep wear and toiletries. Please plan to arrive at the Edge House (3007 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati) by 11:00 AM on Saturday.