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About Father Charlie Wehrley:

Serenity Rev. Charlie Wehrley, C.Ss.R., has been directing retreats since 2002.  His retreats feature an underlying 12 Step spirituality, as is used by Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Codependents Anonymous.  In other words, these retreats place a strong emphasis on acknowledging that we are powerless over many aspects of life;  that we must surrender our need to control life to God, or a Higher Power of our own understanding; that we must let go of demanding or wanting what we want when and how we want it;  and that we often must accept the fact that reality is what it is and not necessarily what we want it to be.


Fr. Charlie's Serenity Retreats also place strong emphasis on personal empowerment.  We are responsible for our lives and our own happiness.  No one else can be the steward of the one and only life that God has given us.  Yet many people expect that others should be responsible for them and their happiness.  In effect, they give their power away to others by always looking outside themselves for approval.  Personal power comes from within,  from the Spirit of God living inside each and every one of us.  And no one can give us what we need to be giving to ourselfes:  love, compassion, understanding, kindness, forgiveness, approval, empahty, et. al.  We find these by looking inside ourselves, exploring and befriending our own brokenness, by accepting ourselves just the way we are and learning to love ourselves just the way God created us:  Perfectly Imperfect!

 

Current Retreats : 

Click on the title to access additional information about each retreat.  If you have further questions, or would like to register for a retreat, call 520.744.3400.

 

All I Want for Christmas is My Sanity!

The Addictive Personality

Boundaries

Codependent Crazies

Hasty Hearts: Healing the Codependent Heart

I AM ...Worthy of Love

Into-Me-See

Invitation to Happiness

The Message is You

The Nightmare Before Forgiveness

Open Up Your Heart and Let Yourself Out!

Serenity

 

 

 

 

Soulswept

 

The Surrender Box

Truly, Deeply, Madly: A Retreat for Women

 

 

 

SOULSHINE: A Codependents Anonymous Support Group

Fr. Charlie also sponsors a Codependents Anonymous support group called Soulshine.  The group meets at the Center in the main office every Wednesday night from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  This is an open group that reads from various recovery books and then opens the floor for personal sharing.  Although this is primarily a codependency group, it is open to anyone suffering from addictive behaviors.  Addictions are symptoms of a deeper problem, that problem being "I don't love who I am."  We try to get to the root cause of "acting-out" by helping each other to develop self-understanding and self-love.

SOULSHINE: A Blog of Spiritual Reflections

Fr. Charlie also authors a blog entitled Soulshine which offers spiritual reflections for those who are struggling with loving who they are.  The purpose of the blog is to help people see that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, that we all have self-worth, and that we need to take back our personal power by looking inside ourselves for approval, affirmation and love. 

The blog address is:  http://soulshineusa.blogspot.com

 

Serenity Retreats Schedule:

June 6-8, 2014 Soulswept
August 22-24, 2014 The Addictive Personality
September 12-14, 2014 Open Up Your Heart
September 20, 2014 The Surrender Box
October 4, 2014 I Am . . Worthy of Love
November 14-16, 2014 Boundaries for Self-Respect
December 6, 2014 All I Want for Christmas is My Sanity!
February 6-8, 2015 The Message is You
March 6-8, 2015 Get In-Touch with Yourself

Fees & Reservations:

Cost: $200.00 includes the retreat, all materials, private room/private bath and six meals. $350.00 for two people sharing room/bath, which includes the retreat, all materials, and six meals. $100 commuter rate includes the retreat, all materials and six meals.    Day retreats:  cost is $35 which includes the retreat, all materials and lunch.  Note: fee for Surrender Box Retreat is $50.

 

Advance registrations are required. A non-refundable deposit of $35.00 is requested to confirm your reservation. For more information, please contact us at 520.744-3400, Ext. 7101, or by email.  To request a registration, click the banner below:


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