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Peace from the Heart of a Child

May 20 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

Presented by Rita Simon

Mattie J.T. Stepanek (1990-2004)

“A poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played.”

All of us – children, teens, and adults – are called to holiness. Mattie J.T. Stepanek responded to this call generously. Even though he lived with a rare fatal neuromuscular disease, Mattie shared his gifts by writing hundreds of poems and passages that he called his Heartsongs. Mattie was deeply spiritual and discerned that his main purpose in life was to be a peacemaker. In this retreat, we will explore Mattie’s inspirational life and poetry and his vision for peace, that we may each embrace his call, and God’s call, to be peacemakers every day of our lives. Mattie’s poetry and music will be intertwined with silent periods for contemplation and for exploring your own creative responses.

Rita Simon is a retired family physician who has been a working member of the St. Anthony’s Spirituality Center’s themed retreat team for 14 years. Rita has led a silent peace walk in her community of Chippewa Falls the first Monday of each month for 6 ½ years. She practices peace through sitting and walking meditation, and embodies spirituality through vocal and instrumental music, yoga and dance, and enjoying the awesome beauty of nature. “Peace is every Step.”

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