Nature is a wonderful teacher and can often model to us not only good design – Velcro, for example, was inspired by burr needles – but also shed light on our relationship with God and our spirituality. We have come to know this process of using nature as a guide to elements in life as “biomimicry.” In this retreat, participants will have the opportunity to reect on their own religious traditions and spirituality while spending time daily inviting nature as a model, mentor and teacher. Participants will have opportunities to reconnect with Nature in a prayerful, reflective context.
Retreat guide, Gloria Rivera, IHM, MA holds a master’s degree in religious studies and has received training in spiritual direction. As the former coordinator of Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, an organization that supports sustainable communities, she believes that social justice and environmental justice are one movement. She has been a student of biomimicry for the past six years and will share some of the insights she has gained from her studies.
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