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Cultivating Hope: Celebrating Spring and the Promise of Renewal at Holy Family

The pavilion at Holy Family in West Hartford. Courtesy photo

Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford is holding a celebration of spring on May 20, 2o23.


The JustFaith Social Justice Ministry of Holy Family Retreat Center invites the public to join in for a celebration of spring on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Holy Family campus in West Hartford.

Cary Gaunt and Colleen Mollica will lead a program of enrichment, enjoyment of nature, prayer, and reflection at Holy Family’s beautiful new outdoor pavilion. Titled “Cultivating Hope,” the program will focus on remaining resilient in troubled times while being pollinators of change for the common good.

Cary Gaunt. Courtesy photo

“We will come together to celebrate spring’s creative emergence and the signs of renewal around us and in our own lives. As a community, we’ll experience nature in new ways and learn from wisdom teachers across traditions,” said co-presenters Cary Gaunt and Colleen Mollica.

Colleen Mollica. Courtesy photo

Cary Gaunt, Ph.D., is an eco-spirituality scholar, teacher, and guide who offers retreats, workshops, and nature-based spiritual formation programs throughout the country. Colleen Mollica is a Kripalu-certified mindful outdoor guide and interfaith campus minister with more than 25 years’ experience facilitating outdoor leisure, educational, and mindfulness activities.

The cost to attend is $50 and includes lunch. To register or for more information, visit holyfamilyretreat.org/cultivatinghope or call Ted Jastrzebski at 860-760-9705.

Holy Family Retreat Center is located at 303 Tunxis Road in West Hartford.

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