Joyce Rupp | 2021 Event Schedule
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2021 Event Schedule

Joyce Rupp 2021 Events

June 20-24, 2021

“Boundless Compassion” Retreat

Sunday 4:00 p.m. – Thursday 4:00 p.m.
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler Nebraska
Led by: Patty Forsberg, Jeanne Johnson
(Certified facilitators of Boundless Compassion)
(Joyce will give a presentation Thursday afternoon)

Registration/ Information

Compassion is a necessity, not a luxury. Without it, humanity cannot survive.” (Dalai ama)

Compassion can change a heart, change a life, change a world. You are invited to explore the depth of the many-layered components of compassion, the central quality of the life and teachings of Jesus. The retreat is an opportunity to expand and deepen your understanding of compassion from both a personal and professional perspective. You will glean insights for many dimensions including theology, spirituality, science, sociology and psychology. This retreat is offered as a catalyst for a renewed commitment to be a compassionate
presence to yourself and to others who are in the midst of pain and struggle.

(Participants in this retreat are eligible to attend the Boundless Compassion Facilitators Training with Joyce on June 25.)

June 25, 2021

Boundless Compassion Facilitators Training Workshop

Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler Nebraska
Led by: Joyce Rupp

The workshop involves the practical application of the program and assists participants in how to use their individual talents and experiences to bring the Boundless Compassion aspects into their sphere of life. The workshop offers the opportunity to become a certified facilitator of the program. Participants of this event are required to attend the four-day Boundless Compassion retreat that precedes the training workshop. Along with the requirement of full attendance at the four-day retreat, each participant of the workshop must request an application form to be completed and sent for review before being accepted into the training workshop. (Request this application form from Joyce Rupp. (

Boundless Compassion Events

All presenters and leaders of the Boundless Compassion retreats are certified facilitators. They have studied with Joyce Rupp and have been trained to lead the program in its various formats, including the four day retreat. Joyce continues to lead the training workshops that follow the four day retreats.

Boundless Compassion Book Study

This six-week study on Thursdays will use Boundless Compassion by Joyce Rupp. It is a definitive Christian guide to compassion. Through this six-week personal transformation process for developing and deepening compassion, will nudge, encourage, and inspire you
in becoming ever more compassionate.

Introductory meeting:  Thursday, Jan. 21, 6:30 pm. 
At this meeting we will set dates for daytime and nighttime sessions for 6 weeks.
Zoom link will be sent at time of registration.
Contact information:
Sr. Bobbi Bussan, OSB
Cost:  6 week/$30. Plus purchase of the book, Boundless Compassion.

February 19, March 19, April 16, 2021

Sacred Connections: 3 Evenings of SoulTending

(Space for breathing, opening, grounding, remembering, reconnecting to the Sacred within and holding all)
1 Friday eve a month at 4 pm and at  7 pm PST

Erin Matteson


February 23, 2021

Self-Compassion Retreat

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CST)

For information and to register
Kevin Pokorny, Pokorny Consulting

Cultivating Compassion: Four Spiritual Qualities 

Wednesdays, February 24; March 3, 10, and 17, 2021 
Virtual Series
9 – 10 a.m. CST

During four online gatherings, we’ll explore how four spiritual qualities of compassion—mindfulness, non-judgment, forgiveness, and nonviolence—invite us to engage all aspects of life with a deeper sense of meaning and connection.


Mary Ann Anichini and Wendy Mospan

February 27, 2021

Season of Letting Go: Pause & Breathe in Compassion to Release

Saturday 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM CST
Sinsinawa Mound Center (on Zoom)
Presenter: Stella DeVenuta, OSF
Information: Janice DeMuth
608-748-4411, ext. 811

February 27, 2021 (Online retreat + in-person option)

Becoming Compassion: How Suffering Shapes Us

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. PST
Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center
Sr. Mary Dean Pfahler SND

Mercedes Matthews
760-757-3659 ext. 123

Register Here

March 5 – 7, 2021

Compassion:  It Makes All the Difference

Lenten Virtual Retreat for Young Adults
Friday 7 pm to Sunday 3 pm EST
Sister Mary Dean Pfahler SND

Sister Val Roxburgh SND

April 10, 2021

Season of Hope: Pause & Breathe in Compassion for “Renewal”

Saturday 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM CST
Sinsinawa Mound Center (on Zoom)
Presenter: Stella DeVenuta, OSF
Information: Janice DeMuth
608-748-4411, ext. 811

June 3–6, 2021

“Becoming a Compassionate Prayerful Presence”

Thursday 7 p.m. – Sunday noon
Mercy by the Sea
Madison, CT 06443
Sisters Cynthia Bauer and Madeleine Tacy will co-facilitate

203-245-0401, Ext 114