Awareness: the key to spiritual growth

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Friday September 24, 2010 through brunch on Sunday September 26, 2010.


This spiritual retreat begins with dinner at 6:30 p.m. (Check in 3-6 pm.) September 24.

Ends after lunch on Sunday September 26.

All meals and lodging, drinks all day, snacks  included.


This retreat will help you to:

·   be more aware of yourself and your surroundings.

·   understand your spiritual self more deeply

·   embrace your brokenness as a blessing.

·   move forward in your spiritual life


 “Your retreat gave me much more than I expected.  The insights, challenges, cameraderie, and bonding of our small group added much richness to my life. Your sharing added much to my understanding of how we live life, each in his/her special way.  I am refreshed and invigorated by having been at the retreat.”  JT


All adults are welcome: men, women, couples of any age of any religious affiliation.


Facilitator: Norbert Bufka.

Norbert was trained in facilitating at Loyola University New Orleans and has facilitated Bible Study, Grief Recovery and Mornings of Reflection. He has given many talks on spirituality  and other topics. Norbert has a Master of Pastoral Studies degree. He can be contacted at 989 835-2832 or  



Single occupancy: $225

Double occupancy: $175 per person

Couple rate: $350.

            Commuter rate: $75.



To Register, contact:

Inn at the Rustic Gate:

6991 Hungerford Lake Drive Big Rapids, MI 49307

(231) 796-2328 (800) 319-5867

Exit 139 west off US131 for six miles or so to Stop sign (Norwich Town Hall). Turn right onto Cypress Road for half mile. Take left fork in road. The Inn is second drive on the right. Do not use MapQuest!

Be sure to tell them of any special dietary needs.

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