School of Living Water: Program Timeline

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June 2019: Two-week intensive in northern New England

  • Day 1: Arrive at Metanoia of Vermont (Mark & Lisa’s homestead in Strafford, VT); Begin silence at evening prayer
  • Day 2: Silent retreat @ Metanoia of Vermont; Prep for trip in between liturgy of the hours
  • Days 3-12: Pilgrimage on Connecticut River
  • Days 13-14: Debrief & reflection @ Metanoia of Vermont

June 2019 – December 2019:

  • Commitment to daily and monthly contemplative practice and engagement with the natural world (within the I-Thou relationship)
  • Monthly spiritual direction with Mark and/or Lisa Kutolowski
  • First stage of preparation for local pilgrimage (summer 2020 or 2021) in consultation with Mark, Lisa, & Jo Brooks (pilgrimage logistics coordinator)

January 2020: Five-day winter retreat in northern New England

  • Focus on interior work, soft skills
  • Consultation with Jo Brooks & Steve Blackmer (executive director of Kairos Earth) about logistics/funding
  • Winter camping skills development to grow in outdoor experience

January 2020 – May 2020:

  • Commitment to daily and monthly contemplative practice and engagement with the natural world (within the I-Thou relationship) – continued
  • Monthly spiritual direction with Mark and/or Lisa – continued
  • Complete WFA or WFR training (if needed)
  • Second stage of preparation for local pilgrimage (summer 2020 or 2021) in consultation with Mark, Lisa, & Jo.

June 2020 – November 2020

  • Complete apprenticeship with a River of Life Pilgrimage
  • Quarterly check-ins
  • Run or continue to plan local pilgrimage

Mid-November 2020: Final weekend

  • Follow-up reflection/debrief with cohort
  • Receive certification upon successful completion of pilgrimage

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Questions? Email Lisa Kutolowski, Co-director of the School of Living Water, at lisa@metanoiavt.com.