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Exploring God in creation of nature

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011

Experiencing nature as a gift from God is the focus of the three-day program, “Our Earth: A Place of Encountering God” June 13-15 at Victory Noll Center. Led by Jan Parker and Victory Noll Center Director Sue Wilhelm, the retreat celebrates the rich gifts of the Earth. Each session begins outdoors with gentle T'ai Chi practice.

The first day on Monday, June 13, focuses on viewing the Earth’s story through the Cosmic Walk based on Thomas Berry’s “The Universe Story.” The second day explores the Earth as a sacramental, a continuing revelation of God’s Self Gift using images from Scripture and thoughts from Michael Morwood’s “Praying a New Story.” The final day will bring time for delving into the poetry of Mary Oliver and the prose of Thomas Merton, and finding individual expression from pondering encounters with God through creation.

There are two time options for the program including morning sessions and evening sessions. The morning sessions each day will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m., with the evening sessions running from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The cost for the retreat is $50 covering all three days, or $20 for individual sessions. Registration is required by June 6. Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

To register for the program, or for more information about the program or Victory Noll Center, contact the Center at (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or by e-mail at More information is also available on the Center’s website at

No one is ever turned away from a program because of inability to pay. Payment plans or other arrangements may be made by contacting Victory Noll Center.