Outdoor Retreats and Pilgrimages
From local outdoor retreats to international pilgrimages!
When retreat centers and parishes closed in 2020, two Verbum Dei Missionaries creatively responded by hosting socially distant monthly outdoors retreats at Granite Bay State Park. For over half a year, we met outdoors to meditate and enjoy each other’s company; prayer themes mostly focused on the liturgical year. To keep track of future gatherings, this simple website was designed and named “Meditation Pod.” The name is filled with meaning: “Meditation” as an active rediscovery of God’s presence, friendship, & love and “Pod” as the place where we go to find God, the outdoors.
Meeting outdoors in a small community setting is a great way to meet new people & build spiritual friendships.
In May of 2021, two hiking retreats were held, one at Lake Clementine near Auburn and another at Pyramid Creek Trail near Lake Tahoe. Needless to say, attendees enjoyed hiking and praying! We now added pilgrimages to our outdoor adventures and hope you join us and help spread the word!
Click below and find out more:
1) Outdoor Retreats
Let us venture out to pray. Click below to see dates and location:
2) Private Group Retreats
Invite your parish group, family unit, or group of friends to an outdoor retreat! This personalized retreat program can be created for 5 – 15 individuals.
SPIRITUALITY RETREAT IN THE MAYAN WORLD
In the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula
PILGRIMAGE TO MEXICO CITY
Highlights: Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica & Aztec Temples at Teotihuacan
Anyone can participate in these meditation experiences!
You do not need to be actively engaged in a parish, church, or faith-affiliated organization.
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Venturing into a spiritual quest can be challenging . You are not alone, we are here to support you with a myriad of spiritual opportunities throughout the year!
The Verbum Dei Missionary Sisters specialize in guiding adults in their spiritual journey and offering retreat programs.
Meet the sisters:
Sr. Karla Felix-Rivera, VDMF, oversees the outdoor programs.
The Verbum Dei Missionaries in Sacramento are dedicated to spiritual growth programs, retreats, and prayer groups for adults, university students, and married couples.
The Verbum Dei Missionaries are a Catholic international pontifical institute of consecrated life and a 501c3 non-profit organization.
International site: https://verbumdei.org/
National site: https://verbumdeiusa.org/