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Theme:  “The Secret of Joy”

Faculty:  Dr. Loyd Allen and Dr. Amy Oden

Contact: Co-Retreat Leaders: Kathy Leithner,  or Susan Southall

Sponsors: Oklahoma Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries

Reading list from Loyd Allen:

  1. Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton by James H. Forest (Orbis Books, 2008)
  2. New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton (New Directions, 2007)

Reading list from Amy Oden:

  1. Right Here, Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness , by Amy Oden [Abingdon Press, 2017]
  2.  Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church, 2nd edition, by Barbara Holmes [Fortress, 2017]

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