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Posted on October 18, 2019 in: Companions

Advent Retreat “Mindfulness, Meditative Prayer and Gratitude”

Saturday December 14, 201
9 am – 3pm

Led by Anne Kertz Kernion

It’s a miracle! Science has confirmed what the Christian mystics have taught us for centuries: Living in the present moment enhances our lives. Join us as we explore the Christian tradition and the latest scientific findings. Together, we will explore how the practices of Mindfulness, Meditative Prayer, and Gratitude can lessen the stress we experience, boost brain function, increase our awareness, and improve the quality of our days.

Wheaton Franciscan Auditorium 26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL (Entrance 5)

RSVP by Dec. 9

IBVMCompanions@gmail.com or
630 868-2909

Artwork Courtesy of Anne Kertz Kernion 

Featured Speaker
Anne Kertz Kernion

Anne is the owner/artist of Cards by Anne, an inspirational greeting card company founded in 1986. Anne's cards, hand-designed in calligraphy and ink, are available online cardsbyanne.com and in hundreds of stores. For 14 years, Anne taught “Cross-Cultural Understanding of Religious Meaning” at Carlow University; for seven years, she was an adjunct professor at a local college in Pittsburgh, teaching courses ranging from Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Nutrition, to World Religions and Ethics. Her book, "A Year of Spiritual Companionship" was published by SkyLight Paths in 2016. Currently, Anne is a frequent lecturer and retreat leader, presenting topics that combine neuroscience, positive psychology, and spirituality to groups around the US and Australia. Anne teaches a weekly yoga class at a local retreat center, and enjoys biking and hiking. She and her husband Jack have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.

BS in Environmental Engineering, Penn State, 1981
MA in Theology, Duquesne University, 1990
Certificate in the Science of Happiness, UC Berkeley, 2017 
Current graduate student in Positive Psychology, U. of Missouri

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