Embrace the New Year 2019, A Mindfulness Retreat

Saint Joseph Academy
Join Saint Joseph Academy Distinguished Alumnae Cathy Lanning Knittel ’67, P’97 and Mary Lou Vrnak Stricklin ’61 in a program to welcome the 2019 New Year. We will reflect on the past year and take a mindful approach to strengthen our spirituality and self-care for a new and improved New Year.
What fresh intentions, activities and habits do you have for yourself? What did you learn from experience? What unhelpful patterns, habits and relationships can be replaced for the better? How can your personal spiritual life be strengthened for the year to come?

Many of us begin the New Year with inspiring goals for spiritual and healthy habits, only to lose steam before too long. We will think about where we are now and practice reframing our intentions for the year to come. Our goal is to build on the genuine kindness and generosity for self and others to reach our essential goodness.

When: Saturday December 29, 2018, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
9:30 a.m.: Registration opens and light refreshments
10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Program
Cost: $10
Where: Saint Joseph Academy Auditorium

Deadline to RSVP is Monday, December 17

About the Presenters
Mary Lou Vrnak Stricklin ’61MSN, APRN, FAAN, EMBA
Distinguished Alumna Mary Lou Vrnak Stricklin ’61 founded the Arts for Healing to help others learn, grow and self-heal. Her practice is based on mind/body science and proven complementary approaches to wellness and healing. Her commitment to the science of mind/body is proven with her education as a Licensed Nurse Practitioner, Master of Mental Health Nursing, an extensive practice as a therapist, Advanced Certification from the Center for Mind Body Medicine, Certification from the School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy, Practitioner-certified in Qigong from Elixir Light School of Healing and a Master of Business with decades of successful executive management in the healthcare field.
Cathy Lanning Knittel ’67
Distinguished Alumna and Associate of the Congregation of St. Joseph Cathy Lanning Knittel ’67, P’97 is a longtime Saint Joseph Academy CORE Ministry (Theology) teacher, teaching Theology to Seniors as well as Facing History: Identity and Membership in American Society. This course is based on the organization Facing History and Ourselves’ approach to historical events in order to engage students in meaningful discussion, debate, research and media analysis. With the goal of imbedding Catholic Social Teaching into student decision-making, each unit ends with case studies that will challenge students to make judgements on difficult ethical/moral issues from each historical theme.