Deepening Kinship on the Journey


Deepening Kinship on the Journey

An Advent Retreat hosted by Discerning Deacons

How are we journeying together, trusting in God’s nearness, open to the surprising annunciations and visitations that are the mark of discipleship? 

What waits to be born this Advent? Let’s pause to gather in the space of this online retreat for some juicy spiritual nourishment during this sacred season. Sessions will feature inspiring voices from the Catholic community, including Casey McCabe Stanton y Claire Hitchins.

You’ll connect with thoughtful people from around the world doing the deep work of discernment in a hurting world and struggling Church. 

The retreat includes:

  • 3 Sunday afternoon sessions with inspiring worship, great music, dynamic preaching, and optional small group sharing
  • Fresh content emailed weekly to help you go deep on your Advent journey
  • The opportunity to connect with a discerning community seeking to engage in the wider synodal process unfolding in the Church  

Sponsored by the Discerning Deacons project, this event is the spiritual work of Molleen Dupree-Dominguez, spiritual director, Bridget Deegan-Krause, chaplain and formation guide, Lizzie Berne DeGear, chaplain and scripture scholar, and Casey McCabe Stanton, co-director of Discerning Deacons.

Dates and times:

  • Sundays in December: 5, 12, 19,  5pm ET/ 2pm PT
  • 75-minute sessions (45 minute worship followed by optional small group connection)

Register today at this link.

Payment: We offer a sliding scale and do not want the cost to be prohibitive. Retreat fees go toward just compensation for those providing spiritual direction and worship leadership throughout the retreat, as well as related administrative costs. Please select the choice on the google form that best fits your situation, and then remit payment at the discerning deacons give  page and include “Advent Retreat” in the comments.

Want to learn more? Join us for a 30-minute Q&A session on Sunday, November 14 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT or email your questions to Molleen Dupree-Dominguez. ( 

Download the “Deepening Kinship” Advent Retreat Flyer

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