A Nature Walk with Francis and Clare

Aug 16, 2024

07:00 pm - 04:00 pm

920 Market Street
La Crosse, 54601


Event Website

(608) 791-5295

AUGUST 16-17
Friday, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Presenter: Raymond List
OVERNIGHT: $175, includes private bedroom, breakfast and lunch on Saturday
COMMUTER: $105, includes lunch on Saturday
Registration deadline: August 5

In recognition of the Canticle of Creation, you are invited to a walk of gratitude within nature in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare. Following Clare’s guidance, you will have an opportunity to develop a closer relationship with your natural surroundings through gazing upon a natural element, considering the expression of beauty through nature, contemplating how that beauty is mirrored within you, and imitating, or living out, that beauty in your daily life. You’ll also be encouraged to reflect on the experience of Francis in nature as expressed in the Canticle and make your own addition to the Canticle as a way of bringing the Franciscan heritage into modern life.

Note: Participants will be encouraged to walk outside during the retreat, rain or shine. Please bring appropriate shoes and clothing.

Raymond List, Ph.D., works as a clinical neuropsychologist at Gundersen Health System. He is an affiliate of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and a professed Secular Franciscan. He recently earned a Master of Theological Studies in Franciscan theology from the Franciscan School of Theology in San Diego.