Celebrating 25 Years of a Blessed Road!

We are thrilled to celebrate 25 years of Audire in 2015. To mark the occasion, we hosted an anniversary dinner and invited all alumni to attend the dinner and stay for the contemplative retreat that followed — a retreat led by four pioneers of the Audire program, Tim Arsenault, Linda Beauregard, Mary Manrique, and David Liedl, on the theme “Bless the Broken Road.”

Below, enjoy the photographic slideshow that celebrates 25 years of Audire, as well as photos from our anniversary dinner and contemplative retreat.

David Liedl and Kay Turley.
(Image credit: Kirk Squires)

A chalk drawing on the pavement at the end of the drive — a response to the invitation to creatively express the blessing of our broken roads.
(Image credit: Kirk Squires)

Our delicious anniversary cake helped us celebrate. (Photo by Ellen Kalenberg)

Our delicious anniversary cake helped us celebrate.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Our retreat leaders — Linda Beauregard, Tim Arsenault, Mary Manrique, and David Liedl — exuded joy and presence to the truth of our broken roads. (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Our retreat leaders — Linda Beauregard, Tim Arsenault, Mary Manrique, and David Liedl — exuded joy and presence to the truth of our broken roads.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Fr. Giles and Sr. Jeanne Williams gather in joy with our community. (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Fr. Giles and Sr. Jeanne Williams gather in joy with our community.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Carol Ludwig, Nancy Cartelli, and Yvette Boodhoo reconnect on the opening night of our anniversary celebration. (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Carol Ludwig, Nancy Cartelli, and Yvette Boodhoo reconnect on the opening night of our anniversary celebration.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Kathy Lieffort and Louise Samuelson (with Frank Samuelson caught unawares!). (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Kathy Lieffort and Louise Samuelson — with Frank Samuelson caught unawares!
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Sarah Madsen, Beth Knight, and Ellen (Bunny) Miller prepare to take in the weekend festivities. Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg

Sarah Madsen, Beth Knight, and Ellen (Bunny) Miller prepare to take in the weekend festivities.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

There was much to record from the talks each retreat leader offered.
(Image credit: Kirk Squires)

The bell — and hammer! — David Liedl used to open and close our contemplative pauses.
(Image credit: Kirk Squires)

Jack Logue and Renee Koenig share a hug and conversation during a retreat break. (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Jack Logue and Renee Koenig share a hug and conversation during a retreat break.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Sharon Wilmeth and Bill Clayton are pleased to celebrate with the gathering. (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Sharon Wilmeth and Bill Clayton are pleased to celebrate with the gathering.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Elaine McCann, Michelle Boland, and Pat Boland. (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Elaine McCann, Michelle Boland, and Pat Boland — with Margo Hay, Mark Rath, Fr. Giles, Dawn Reichart, and Nancy Cartelli caught in the moment too!
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Verta Sorenson and Jeanne Farmer say hello. (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Verta Sorenson and Jeanne Farmer say hello.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Minerva Alicea and Betty Shaw share a moment in the San Pedro chapel. (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Minerva Alicea and Betty Shaw share a moment in the San Pedro chapel.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Our 2015 graduates! Left to right: Aggie Payton, JoAnn Lum, Vicki Knight, Cathy Doty, Guido Eugster, Elaine Morgan, Rosemarie Folk, and Mary Catherine Pearce. (Image Credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Our 2015 graduates! Left to right: Aggie Payton, JoAnne Lum, Vicki Knight, Cathy Doty, Guido Eugster, Elaine Morgan, Rosemarie Folk, and Mary Catherine Pearce.
(Image Credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Environment artwork to mark the theme

Environment artwork to mark the theme “Bless the Broken Road.”
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

The statue of St. Francis on San Pedro’s grounds is a beloved fixture.
(Image credit: Kirk Squires)

We prayed for Mary Manrique, who was scheduled for knee surgery in the coming week. (Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

We prayed for Mary Manrique, who was scheduled for knee replacement surgery in the coming week.
(Image credit: Ellen Kalenberg)

Audire staff and retreat leaders. Left to right: Diane Francisco, Mary Manrique, Kay Turley, Tim Arsenault, Linda Beauregard, David Liedl, Carol Ludwig, and Ellen Kalenberg. (Image credit: Kirk Squires)

Audire staff and retreat leaders. Left to right: Diane Francisco, Mary Manrique, Kay Turley, Tim Arsenault, Linda Beauregard, David Liedl, Carol Ludwig, and Ellen Kalenberg.
(Image credit: Kirk Squires)

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