Curatio ex Corde Christi; Healing from the Heart of Christ.

Faith and the Problem of Pain

A Curatio retreat with Sister Mary Rachel Nerbun, RSM, MD, of the Religious Sisters of Mercy designed especially for healthcare professionals.

As Healthcare Professionals we face emotional, spiritual and physical challenges in our work. Revitalize your spirit with daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, confession, personal prayer time and talks by Sister Mary Rachel Nerbun, RSM, MD  , of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.

You will. . .

  • Experience inspirational talks and learn how our faith informs our understanding of pain

  • Hear Sister talk about her experience as a leader in health care

  • Have time for reflection surrounded by the beauty of the lake and grounds of Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN

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The Retreat Master

Sister Mary Rachel Nerbun, RSM, MD entered the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan in 1998 and professed perpetual vows in 2006. The Religious Sisters of Mercy were originally founded in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland, by Venerable Catherine McAuley, with an apostolate grounded in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. They were re-founded in 1973 and now number eighteen convents across the globe, including Jackson, Minnesota. The community has Sisters in professional disciplines, including health care and education, with Sisters serving in a variety of professions. Sister Mary Rachel attended George Washington University School of Medicine, graduating in 2006, and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut in 2009. She has practiced internal medicine at Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Centers in Alma, Michigan and Jackson, Minnesota
and recently moved to Washington, DC for a Master’s program in Theology at the Dominican House of Studies, while continuing to work part time as an Internist.

Retreat Time

Arrival time:

Friday, October 13 5:30 – 6:30pm (Mass begins at 6:45pm )

Departure Time:

Sunday, October 15 at noon


Price includes meals and lodging.

Snacks provided Friday evening.

Single room $235.

Shared room $195.

Saturday only $135 (includes 3 meals).

Registration deadline October 9, 2017.

Limited scholarships available for those in need. Call Dianne at 612-840-7066 for general questions and or dietary concerns.