Wednesday, October 19, 2005

La Salette Attleboro offering a "Spa Weekend for Women"

The La Salette Retreat Center (947 Park Street in Attleboro, Massachusetts) is offering a "Spa Weekend for Women" conducted by Karen Laroche. This event will be held from August 4-6, 2006, and an advertisement for the weekend says that, "A Woman's life can be so overwhelming. The Spa Weekend for Women is si uncomplicated and so gentle that it gives you the time and space to reconnect with yourself, your God and other women of faith. Come relax, pray and enjoy the offerings of massage, Reiki and Reflexology. Cost: $140 * There is an extra charge for body work.

Reiki? Reflexology? That's New Age. And what do they mean by "an extra charge for body work"? I'm almost afraid to ask.

For those who cannot wait for the "Spa Weekend" and its New Age methods of relaxation, Judith Medeiros will be conducting "A Yoga Retreat" on January 13-15, 2006. The advertisement for this particular retreat says, "..Give yourself the gift of some quiet time and space after the hectic holiday season. Hatha Yoga involves gentle stretching exercises, rhythmic breathing and deep relaxation techniques.."

Whatever became of lectio divina and approved Catholic meditation techniques? I have been unable to find a "Rosary Weekend" or a "Scripture Weekend" offered by the La Salette Missionaries.


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