Reflections is now accepting applications for the 2017 school year.
You can begin filling in the online application at any time and if you save it as a draft, you can return to complete it at a later time. Just be sure to Submit your application and pay the application fee ($25) before October 31st, 2016.
Please be advise that acceptance into Reflections is based on an interview and this application is merely for informational and administrative purposes.
You do not need to fill in an application to attend our public classes. Our public classes are open to all over the age of 18. We also accept students from 14 to 17 into our public classes with verifiable Parental Consent.
Answering The Call*
This course is currently for Reflections full-time students only.
Join us for a weekend devoted to vocation as a sacred gift. The Vocation weekend is designed to enlarge the role that vocation plays in our lives. Katrina Messenger believes that in acknowledging ones true vocation, we can find both purpose and meaning.
Vocation at its core is a divine summons. The divine calls to each of us in our own unique way; it calls us to manifest the very purpose of our life. We each have a special role to play in the tending and blossoming of human life. We each bring with us into this weary world, a unique jewel to be discovered, polished and shared. This gift is our vocation.
To often we labor under the mistaken belief that vocation is something reserved for the pious and the martyr, but we are not all meant to be Mother Theresa. Others mistakenly adopt roles unrelated to their own talents and gifts, adopting the roles of others without regard to ability or even interest. We cannot all be teachers; someone must bake the bread, till the land, build the homes, maintain the computers, heal the wounded and stock the shelves. And then there are those who seek to escape from the din and diversity of ideas, religions, philosophies and beliefs; we cannot all be hermits either.
Join us as we build our own inner temple and develop an understanding of life as a continuing discovery of purpose. Join us as we discover how to answer the call.
Reflections meets eight times a year corresponding to the closest Saturday to the Sabbath. During the class portion of the session, we discuss topics in line with our mission. We also use this time to share food, the progress of our individual journeys and handle administrative items.
We then hold ritual; a place and time for integration, celebration and transformation. Afterwards we clean up, care for each other, and then say our goodbyes till next time.
* Items with an asterisk(*) are for Reflections students only
Temple service days are days of celebration, work, prayer, food, and fellowship.
We usually work on projects such as decorating the temple, labyrinth repair, or herb planting.
Reflections students and alumni, OEM initiates, Connect DC regulars and the general public are encouraged to join in with the fun.
Please Sign up.