Presented in collaboration with

St. Joseph Spirituality Center


Living Within the Mystery

A Spiritual Retreat


Paula D'Arcy


In Honor of Sister Lydia Champagne's Legacy


Friday, March 3

7-9 pm


Saturday, March 4

10 am-5 pm


Location: St. Joseph's

Academy Cafeteria


Treat yourself to an inspiring weekend with Paula D’Arcy, beloved retreat leader, author and spiritual teacher. Paula will welcome us into the landscape of Mystery. We'll explore the changes that arise as we experience life in a greater way, more fully aware of the unknown and the immensity of being here. She will help us imagine “what if” this deepening knowledge were to become the world's intention...what might be born? Explore the changes that arise when life is experienced not as a series of events, but as participation within the Mystery. Discover how this change in awareness has the potential to transform the world we are co-creating.  


Using poetry, film, music, storytelling and brief experiences of silence, Paula will lead us to become more fully aware of the immensity of being alive.  Her presentation is rich with her own discoveries following the deaths of her husband and two year old daughter, Sarah, in a drunken driving accident in 1975.  Paula survived the accident and was three months pregnant at the time. She gave birth to her daughter, Beth, six months later.   


“I had to ask myself how I would meet these

circumstances.What were my truths?  And if I were able

to live from  deeper truths and a new awareness, what

would I discover?  I never imagined, in the beginning,

that the beauty of being alive would have such power. ”  



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We request that everyone stays on the premises for lunch.

You may bring your lunch or order a box lunch for Saturday. 


Box lunches will be available only as pre-ordered. Orders must be placed by Thursday, March 2 @ 2 pm. Call The Red Shoes (225) 338-1170 or email You may also order online using the link below.  Please specify the type of sandwich you choose.



Lunch Choices $10 each 

Served with lettuce, tomato, chips, pickle and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert. (mayo and mustard on the side)  

a) Premium ham on whole grain wheat

b) Oven roasted turkey on whole grain wheat

c)  Spinach veggie wrap: mushrooms, organic spinach, asiago, guacamole, pico de gallo, in a toasted organic wheat wrap.


We are requesting pre-payment for lunch and the seminar in order to create an easier registration process. We prefer cash or check so we avoid credit card fees, but you may prepay by cash (drop by), a check (by mail) or by credit card online. 

*If Paying For Lunch By Credit Card Online*

Once you have filled in your credit card information and submitted it, you will be navigated to a confirmation page. On the confirmation page, please select "Add special instructions to the seller" and type in which lunch option you would like.




Coming from out of town? Download a list of hotels in the area (pdf).


Paula D'Arcy, a writer, retreat leader, and conference and seminar speaker, travels widely in the United States, Canada, and abroad. She is also President of Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need as well as those invested in the opening of the heart and the healing of this world. A former psychotherapist who ministered to those facing issues of grief and loss, Paula worked with the Peale Foundation, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, from 1980 until his death in 1993. She has written ten books and also serves as adjunct faculty at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX and Seton Cove Spirituality Center in Austin, TX.

Books by Paula will be available for purchase at the event.