Welcome to the Site for 

Grace Filled Turnings

Under this tab you will find a brochure for the retreat and an application form.  Due to the Pandemic, this retreat was cancelled in 2020.  It is now scheduled for July 19-23, 2021.  Deadline for applications is June 11, 2021.

The Presenters for this retreat are:

Sarah Robinson Flick, MD

Sarah Flick is a psychiatrist, a spiritual director, and a writer. Sarah worked in the area of community mental health throughout her career. She has offered spiritual direction for over ten years to clergy and others, and has facilitated retreats for churches throughout the Houston area. Sarah is in the process of publishing a manuscript “Desire, Mystery, Belonging: A Love Letter and Spiritual Geography.” She is married to an Episcopal priest and has one young adult daughter and a golden retriever.


Sr. Cathy Anne Lepore, OSB

Sr. Cathy Anne Lepore OSB, has been a Sister of Our Lady of Grace Monastery for the past 24 years.   She is a Licensed, Certified Athletic Trainer (L., ATC.), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) , and was a High School Theology Teacher.  Currently she is the director of Physical Therapy and co-director of  healthcare at the Monastery.  With 39 years experience in the fitness and sports medicine world Sr. CA. has a wide range of skills and practices in dealing with Health and Wellness. While still being a a pilgrim on the journey, Sister loves introducing seekers to the labyrinth, is a charismatic Praise and Worship leader, and a master gardener.  She has been leading retreats for 26 years.


Deb Brandt, MA

Deb Brandt is a certified funeral celebrant, creative grief practitioner, professional writer and educator. As a certified funeral celebrant, Deb provides families with the support and encouragement needed to plan a service in honor of their loved one. Deb is a dynamic public speaker who brings a unique capacity for listening to the planning process to create the space for mourning to begin. She facilitates funerals in a way that invites families to watch for glimpses of hope on their most difficult day. Deb’s expertise as a celebrant is grounded by a master’s degree in religious studies, certificates in grief and death studies and as a creative grief practitioner. Deb lives near the White River in Indianapolis with her Welsh corgi, Fenny.