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Soul Kitchen – Spiritual Retreat for People in Recovery

December 9, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - December 11, 2016 @ 1:00 PM


Hello recovery friends!

We’re happy to announce a new spiritual retreat starting this winter: December 9-11. It’s our intention to create a weekend experience that is both totally laid back, and at the same time, really intense. Sound impossible? Maybe it is, but we’re trying anyway. Come find out 🙂 In any case, we know it will be a cool new experience for all of us.

This is a spiritual retreat for men and women in recovery. It is not specifically AA, nor will we focus on any single spiritual path. There will, however, be examples used from various spiritual traditions throughout the weekend. We hope this will not make anyone uncomfortable.

The theme for our first retreat is “Ditching the Double Life,” which refers to a paragraph on page 73 of the AA Big Book.

“More than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much the actor. To the outer world he presents his stage character. This is the one he likes his fellows to see. He wants to enjoy a certain reputa­ tion, but knows in his heart he doesn’t deserve it.”

We all wear masks. Whether we want to admit that or not. At this retreat, we will take a raw, honest look at our masks and why we need them. In a laid back way, of course 🙂

The cost for the weekend, which includes room and board, is $125. We are asking for a $25 deposit to hold your spot.

Questions? Contact our retreat secretaries: Mae Y or Ryan K. Or anyone else on the retreat committee.

Theme: Ditching the Double Life

Cost: $125, with a $25 deposit
(a limited number of scholarships are available. let us know ASAP if you need one)

Retreat Committee: Alex S, Ben C, Brandon I, Cheryl I, Joe N, Lisa S, Mae Y, and Ryan K




December 9, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
December 11, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
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Villa Desiderata
3015 N Bayview Ln
McHenry, IL 60051 United States
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