What Do You Mean, “There Is Not Enough Room for Joy?” 2018

A Retreat with Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson

Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson

Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson

The phrase “There is not enough room for joy” has two potential meanings.

First, is it possible that joy is bigger than we give it credit? Is it possible that joy is a Mystery flowing directly from the heart of the Divine? Is it possible that joy, like few other realities, has the capacity to get its arms around suffering?

On the other hand, it seems that in the lives of so many of us there simply is not enough room for joy. Is it possible that living a life within which joy is in short supply is both a tragedy and dangerous?

Join us for a three-day immersion into joy and let us courageously contemplate the place of joy in our lives, souls and relationships … for God’s sake!

  • Facilitator: Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson
  • Cost: $225 (includes presentations, private room, meals)
  • Commuters: $150 (includes presentations, meals)
  • Registration and $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit required by October 22
  • Maximum 50 overnight guests
  • Maximum 20 commuters

Please note: online registration and payment are required. The registration form can be found below under “Bookings.” Please register for one person at a time. This helps us maintain accurate registration numbers! If you have any questions, please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality office at or call 920.337.4315.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson is an award-winning speaker, author, educator, and storyteller. He has served on the faculty of Loyola Academy Jesuit High School and is resident theologian and animator of faith at Old St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago.

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Date(s) - Friday October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018
4:30 pm - 10:00 am

St. Norbert Abbey



Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality with questions or concerns or to be put on a waiting list: 920.337.4315 or

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