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New Orleans Gris Gris

Gris Gris is a charm used by voodoo practitioners to ward off evil spirits and call on the spirit of God to bring luck to those who wear it. This Lent, join a krewe of an intentional religious community seeking God and faith on the streets and through the history of New Orleans. Pray. Study. Reflect. Walk. Eat. Reflect some more.

During Lent 2022, sojourners will journey to my hometown to discover and act upon tenets of faith while experiencing together one of the world's most dynamic cities. Engage "the city that care forgot" through the lens of scriptural salvation history while deepening your spiritual life and studying together within a spiritual community.

This "NO Gris Gris" retreat costs $1500 per person. Your registration includes: all retreat materials; 5 community breakfasts; 3 community lunches; 2 community dinners; 5 nights in a New Orleans hotel; attraction admission; transportation to and from attractions; and an end-of-retreat concert.

 

Retreat participants are responsible for additional meals, transportation to and from airport/train station, and round-trip transportation to and from home port. 

A $500 non-refundable deposit secures your registration.

REGISTER TODAY by LINKING HERE!

The preliminary schedule is:

Thursday, March 10, 2022

3:00PM | Check-in 

5:00PM | Retreat begins | Session 1

6:30PM | Community Dinner

8:30PM | Session 2

9:30PM | Compline

Friday, March 11, 2022

8:00AM | Community Breakfast

9:00AM| Session 3

10:00AM | French Quarter

12:30PM | Community Lunch Central Grocery

2:00PM | Superdome, Charity Hospital

5:00PM | Free time, dinner on own

9:30PM | Compline

Saturday, March 12, 2022

8:00AM | Community Breakfast

9:00AM | Session 4

11:00AM | Mardi Gras World

1:00PM | Community Lunch

2:30PM | Afternoon Free, Dinner on own

9:30PM | Compline

Sunday, March 13, 2022

8:00AM | Community Breakfast

10:00AM | Holy Eucharist

11:30AM | Community Lunch

1:00PM | Whitney Plantation | Cancer Alley

5:00PM | Session 5

7:30PM | Community Dinner, Santa Fe

Monday, March 14, 2022

8:00AM | Community Breakfast

9:00AM | WWII Museum

2:00PM | Community Lunch, Commander's Palace

4:30PM | Garden District Walk

5:00PM | Free time, Dinner on own

9:00PM | Snug Harbor Concert

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

8:00AM | Community Breakfast

9:30AM | Final Session

12noon | Check-out

Kevin's new book on New Orleans history and spirituality debuts during Fall 2022. Retreat participants will travel with the creative team to:

  • create a spiritual community

  • move through a guided retreat on the streets of New Orleans with Kevin and with spiritual director Sam Portaro

  • test and comment upon book elements and spiritual exercises

  • move through proofs and galleys and engage and share with the book's creative team

  • be listed as "content consultant" in the book's thanks

  • be invited to a book signing party for retreat participants when book debuts

Participants should arrive in New Orleans by 2:00PM, Thursday, March 10. Return flights should depart after 2:00PM, Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Retreat costs $1500 per person. This includes: all retreat materials; 5 community breakfasts; 3 community lunches; 2 community dinners; 5 nights in a New Orleans hotel; attraction admission; transportation to and from attractions; and an end-of-retreat concert. Retreat participants are responsible for additional meals, transportation to and from airport/train station, and round-trip transportation to and from home port. 

THE FINE PRINT (Dawlin')

  • A $500 non-refundable security deposit per person reserves your space and must be received by December 1, 2021! It is non-refundable due to contractual agreements with hosting hotel.

    • The remaining balance is due February 1, 2022. You will be invoiced January 1, 2022 and expected to pay Digital Monastics, LLC through Square.

  • Retreat participants are responsible for additional meals, transportation to and from airport/train station, and round-trip transportation to and from home port. 

  • Final retreat itinerary subject to change due to logistics but final retreat itinerary will be similar in spirit to itinerary shared above.

  • Retreat participants will be asked to sign a standard media release as well as a non-disclosure agreement regarding access to copyrighted material.

  • If the retreat is cancelled for any reason, your security deposit will be refunded.

  • Participant cancellation forfeits security deposit.

  • NOTE: Linking to Square to secure your reservation and pay your security deposit signifies agreement to "THE FINE PRINT."

  • Let the good times roll.