November 10th – 12th
at Camp Stevens in Julian
Theme: Can You Drink the Cup | Speaker: Laurie Wevers
“Drinking our cup to the bottom is seen as the expression of the full freedom of the sons and daughters of God.” — Henri Nouwen
Laurie Wevers has a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a certification in Spiritual Direction from Christos Center for Spiritual Formation in Lino Lakes, MN. Laurie currently works in San Diego at Cultivate: A Counseling Collective, where she enjoys working with clients around trauma, abuse, and spiritual journeying. When away from the office, Laurie enjoys spirituality retreats, sitting by the ocean with a book, baking, being active outside, and laughing with friends.
Laurie will be basing her retreat directives on Henri Nouwen’s book, Can You Drink the Cup? This book has been a guide for Laurie many times throughout her spiritual journey, especially while walking through difficult seasons. Nouwen uses the cup as a metaphor to articulate the basic postures of the spiritual life: holding, lifting and drinking. The cup is a powerful image in our human experience. We use cups in our celebrations of a variety of events. Nouwen reminds us that we also use the cup as a symbolic vessel “for sorrow, joy, blessings, salvation.”