Pathways Rhythms

May 2020


May the Risen Christ be with you, 

lifting you from every darkness 

and revealing to you the hidden life 

in every death. 

May you rise to every opportunity 

to know God…in the love of friends, 

in the beauty of creation, 

and in every peak and valley 

of your singular life. 

May the Risen Christ bless you.  

 Maxine Shonk, Blessings Upon Blessings: A Book of Blessings

Pathways Retreat’s Mystic for the Easter season is Maxine Shonk, a Dominican Sister of Peace, living in Columbus, Ohio, and ministering as a spiritual director, retreat leader, author, and preacher.

Retreat House Closed,

Rhythm of Prayer Continues

The Retreat House will remain closed for the month of May. During this time, Pathways is pared down to its core essence: prayer, paying attention to God.

Opportunities to pay attention to God continue to be offered by Pathways through our rhythm of prayer Monday – Friday and our land, available from dawn to dusk.

Easter Visio Divina


               Image Credit: ​Supper at Emmaus, HeQi

Visio Divina continues through the season of Easter. Sylvie Gudin leads this time of prayer with paintings created by He Qi.

Join Us for Virtual Prayers

Iona Healing Prayer
Mondays, 12-12:30pm

Contemplative Sit

Tuesdays, 8-8:30am
Join virtually here:

Easter Visio Divina

Wednesdays, April 15-May 27 

8:00-8:45 am
Join virtually here:

Centering Prayer

Thursdays, 8-8:30am

Join virtually here:


Creation Prayer
The entire prayer time is outside (so dress accordingly);
Participants observe physical distancing, standing at least 6 feet apart during the gathering times.

Stations of the Resurrection
April 12-May 30
Virtual walk available through the website. 

*Registration Required
Questions?  Ask them online or call 574.202.2864

Land Continues to be Open


Our trails and labyrinths remain open. We invite you to use them during these spring days as temperatures warm and days lengthen.

Time in nature may be one of the most important ways to cope with the uncertainty and stress of living with the pandemic. And slowing down to experience nature in a prayerful, mindful way may be the best way to be outdoors.

As you come to Pathways, please stay 6 feet away from other guests.

Many are experiencing rough and uncertain financial times…these next words are not for you. If you are able, please consider supporting Pathways financially so that we can continue to serve those in need of rest, reflection and renewal.   

Creation Care Event

Saturday, May 9, 1:00-2:30 pm

Do you long to be outside, focused on a task with others?

Safe distances will be kept as we drag and burn brush and weed and mulch flower beds.  

​Let us know if you can help by texting or calling 574-202-0048. 


Pathways Retreat is a spiritual retreat center for

Rest, Reflection and Renewal.


Linda Lehman Thomas

Evan Miller

Julie Stegelmann