Earth & Soul Registration is now open!

For your safety and well-being, we are requiring all participants wear a mask at all times indoors unless they are eating. We also require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative covid test (not a home test) a maximum of three days before.

“In the Celtic tradition it is said that we suffer from soul-forgetfulness.  We have forgotten who we are and have fallen out of true relationship with the earth and with one another.” Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul     – John Phillip Newell
February 25–27, 2022
The School of Earth & Soul is presenting year 1 of a 3 year program, meeting once a year for a three-day retreat.  Its purpose is to reawaken awareness of the sacred in all-things through the recovery of Celtic wisdom for today and to help translate this awareness into compassionate action and justice 

Essential text for the program is John Philip Newell’s Sacred Earth Sacred Soul and the shared prayer book of the School of Earth & Soul is Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter.

* Available options:
Double Occupancy with Meal Package: $440
Single Occupancy with Meal Package: $495
Commuter with Meal Package: $330
Commuter with Friday Dinner Only: $270
Meal Package includes Feb 25 dinner; Feb 26 breakfast, lunch, dinner; Feb 27 breakfast and lunch  

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Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

 Learn more about John Philip Newell and his work here.

Sponsored by:
Christian Formation & Direction Ministries Arizona
Joyce Vidal-Thornburg, MA, CT, CSD
Executive Director                                      

Our Mission is to cultivate spiritual formation, fostering our response to the invitation to deepen our relationship with the Triune God.