Butterfly Journeys

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Hello, my name is Laura Funk and I have practiced Spiritual Direction vocationally since 2012. Earlier, Spiritual Direction was part of my work within the church. It was during my work in pastoral ministry that I realized that this is where my deepest passion lies, and so, once my term in the church was completed, I decided to focus much more on Spiritual Direction and more public education and retreat events.Butterfly Journeys was born! 

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Bridgefolk, 2019

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been involved with a Mennonite/Roman Catholic dialogue group for a number of years now. The group sponsors an anual conference, usually held somewhere in the United States. A group of us convinced the board to let us host thie year's conference in Winnipeg. Right now a big chunk of my energy is going towards helping make this event happen. Therefore, I don't have specifc offerings on the table until fall. You can find out more about the conference here: bridgefolk.net. I'd love to see you at the conference!

I do have a few plans in the hopper for the fall, however. St. Benedict's Conference and Retreat Centre has asked me to do a retreat on grief in November and I hope to offer a training course in Immanuel Prayer, Level I again in fall. I'm still open to invitations to facilitate retreats and other events. Contact me if you are interested.

Good Friday through the Senses

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Friday, April 19th, 1-5 pm or Saturday, April 20th 9:30 am-1 pm, 2019

A self-guided contemplative retreat through various stations engaging the senses. Spend as much time as you need or skip stations as you are led. This retreat will offer participants an opportunity to engage with the story of Maunday Thursday and Good Friday through various senses. For those with scent sensitivies, please note, there will be some incense involved. To register please contact Butterfly Journeys.

Ready my Heart: Advent Retreat

Posted on November 2, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Join us for a retreat to prepare for the season of Advent. No need to be crafty as plenty of assistance will be provided for the wreath making componenent. See https://butterflyjourneys.webs.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">home page for poster and registration information.

Course on Immanuel Prayer

Posted on July 15, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I've been practicing Immanuel Prayer for many years now and I'd like to share what I've learned and mentor others into this life-changing prayer process. I've designed this course based on personal experience and the wealth of teaching from Dr. Karl & Rev. Charlotte Lehman. The course runs in Fall of 2018 on Monday evenings. Contact Butterfly Journeys for more information.


Self Care seminars

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Two evenings together to explore self care. New material each evening with teaching and tips, and a special offer to bring your friends who have not attended a Butterfly Journeys event yet.

August 20 & 21, 2018, 7-9 pm

Advent Retreat

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This retreat grows out of two passions: my love for focal practices as a way to re-direct attention to the good things in life, and joy in creativity! We'll learn practices which can help us better prepare for Advent and Christmas and we'll make Advent wreaths to take home and enjoy through the season.

One the day before Advent begins: December 3rd, 2017, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.

See the poster on the Home page for more details.

Summer Silent Retreat

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, August 12th from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Come for a day of rest from conversation and expectations. Spend time listening more deeply for the goodness of God in your life, in your heart, all around you. Learn about contemplative prayer, healing prayer for yourself and for others, and savour the delights of summer. Optional session of Spiritual Direction. Optional private room for rest and reflection. Register early, especially if you want either of these options.

Registration form on home page.

Annual Sabbath Retreat for young adults (under 40)

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

St. Benedict's Conference and Retreat Centre, just north of Winnipeg is holding its anual young adult retreat, June 1-4, 2017. This year I have been asked to co-direct this retreat with Rachel Twigg-Boyce. We will be reflecting on the Pentecost passages as well as offering the opportunity to explore a variety of spiritual practices, including crafting a Rule of Life for yourself, journaling, praying with clay, praying in colour, walking a labyrinth, Examen & Group Spiritual Direction, individual Spiritual Direction, and more. The emphasis of the 4 day retreat is to rest and rejeuvenation. 

Cost: $80, includes private room, meals, all sessions and activities.

To register call St. Ben's at 204-339-1705 or on-line: http://centre.stbens.ca/event/sabbath-retreat-for-young-adults

Good Friday Through the Senses

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Friday April 14th, 1-5 pm

A self-guided contemplative retreat through various stations engaging the senses. Spend as much time as you need or skip stations as you are led. This retreat will offer participants an opportunity to engage with the story of Maunday Thursday and Good Friday through various senses. For those with scent sensitivies, please note, there will be some insence involved. To register please contact Butterfly Journeys.

Celtic Christian Spirituality Retreat

Posted on November 11, 2016 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

New retreat offered for two consecutive Saturdays: January 28th and February 4th. Come and learn, reflect, and rejuvenate!

Gift certificates are available.



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