Founded in 2010 by Reverend Father Kenneth J. Nelan, OPoc and his wife the Reverend Sister Janet C. Soldon, OPoc, Sacred Wandering was born from the understanding that we each travel a sacred path; gathering into ourselves and with others as we travel on our life-journey. The paths we travel are sacred because they can lead us to those things that help us develop emotionally, physically, spiritually, and communally.
As we travel our individual and collective paths, we gain knowledge of who we are and why we have chosen our path(s), and so we begin to focus our attention on our core beings – our centers ~ our inner selves ~ “gathering in the center”**.
Sacred Wandering, therefore, is a tradition that honors all paths as sacred and equally honors the diversity each being brings to this world. We each share in helping and one another on our paths, but we still gather in the center – the center of our own existence, that of our God, of our community, of our sacred spaces, of…
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We are working towards that day when Sacred Wandering evolves into a retreat center where all may take respite and pause from busy lives; to refresh and rest – an oasis of sorts. Until that day comes, we reach out to those we encounter individually; to be present to their lives and to honor their paths.
Sacred Wandering / Sacred Path Practitioners is itself catholic (universal) in that all are welcome. We live by the motto, “Do No Harm”, and we celebrate all beliefs as emanations from the Divine. We are guided by ancient teachings of love, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness as taught by prophets and disciples throughout the world; however, we draw primarily from the teachings of one who walked this earth 2000 years ago, and draw from the inspiration of countless other traditions.
**Gathering in the Center is a registered trademark of Sacred Wandering / Sacred Path Practitioners.