Rhythms Newsletter

May 2019

Mystic of the Month: James Finley


Photo courtesy of: https://www.ordinarymystic.net/

As a contemplative practitioner and clinical psychologist, James Finley helps seekers who desire to live a contemplative, whole life. Drawing from his experience as a former monk and spiritual directee of Thomas Merton, Jim offers trustworthy guidance for the spiritual journey through online courses, occasional retreats, and the Center for Action and Contemplation where he serves as a core faculty  member with Cynthia Bourgeault and Richard Rohr. He is the author of several books, including Merton’s Palace of NowhereThe Contemplative Heart, and Christian Meditation.

If we are absolutely grounded

in the absolute love of God

that protects us from nothing

even as it sustains us in all things,

then we can face all things

with courage and tenderness

and touch the hurting places

in others and in ourselves with love. 

- James Finley -

Labyrinth in Bloom

The daffodils in our labyrinth are in full bloom right now; it's the perfect time for a walk anytime during daylight hours!


He is Risen!

Stations of the Resurrection are available to be walked in the Pathways Woods throughout the Easter Season, until Saturday June 8. Read the written reflections and gaze upon the images posted along our wooded paths. Individuals, families and groups are welcome anytime from dawn to dusk; there is no registration or cost, though donations are always gratefully accepted. A golf cart makes the Stations accessible to all; please make arrangements for the cart in advance by calling or texting 574-333-1822. More info...


May Calendar

Mondays 7-8:30pm
Tuesdays 7:30-8am
Thursdays 7:30-8am
Friday, April 25, 8-8:30am
Fridays 8:30-9:15am
Monday, May 13, 9am - 2pm
Wednesday, May 22, 12-12:30pm
April 21-June 8, dawn-dusk

Listening Together @ Pathways


Monday evenings, 7-8:30pm

Listening Together @ Pathways is a contemplative circle listening for Christian Wisdom for our times. In the coming weeks we will read and reflect on the book THE WISDOM WAY OF KNOWING by Cynthia Bourgeault -- beginning on Monday, May 6 through Monday, July 1.  Each evening will include short readings from the Lectionary texts for Easter/Pentecost season (the Wisdom of Resurrection), paired with a Logion from the Gospel of Thomas; Chanting; Centering Prayer; Contemplative Reflections on THE WISDOM WAY OF KNOWING, Soul Sharing and Passing the Peace. All are welcome. Come once. Come often.  

Facilitated by Nina Lanctot. There is no cost or registration, though donations to Pathways Retreat are always welcome.

The Gift of Time

It is the season of clearing out the old, making way for the new and freshening up, we are looking for a volunteer or small group to spring clean the cottage. Contact Julie if you are available.

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Pathways Retreat is a spiritual retreat center for

Rest, Reflection and Renewal.


Linda Lehman Thomas

Evan Miller

Julie Stegelmann