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Guided by SOE Gloria Rivera, IHM. 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 reflect 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.

  • Date: 04/17/2023 10:00 AM - 04/21/2023 03:00 PM
  • Location 17380 Grange Road, Riverview, Michigan 48193, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Maxis IHM Spirituality Center


Morning sessions: 10:30-noon.  Afternoon sessions: 2:30-4pm
Evening sessions Tuesday and Thursday: 6-7pm

Registration Deadline: April 5
To register, call 734-250-8314 or EMAIL TO REGISTER or REGISTER ONLINE

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.

MORE INFORMATION BiomimicryRetreat.pdf