Joyce Rupp | 2022 Event Schedule
page-template-default,page,page-id-52890,cookies-not-set,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-theme-ver-2.2,vertical_menu_enabled, vertical_menu_width_290,smooth_scroll,side_menu_slide_from_right,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.5.0,vc_responsive

2022 Event Schedule

Joyce Rupp 2022 Events

July 1, 2022

Boundless Compassion Facilitator Training Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Shalom Spirituality Center
Dubuque, Iowa

Pre-requirement: June 26 -30 Boundless Compassion Retreat
Facilitator: Joyce Rupp
Connie Palm


Before registering for this training, an application form is to be completed and sent to the
director of Boundless Compassion. All information regarding this process can be found on the application form which is available from Connie Palm at Shalom Spirituality Center.

(Participants in this in-person retreat are eligible to attend a future Boundless Compassion Facilitator Training.)


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: Creating a Way of Life

Series 1: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2021
Thursday evenings, 7–9 p.m. CST

Series 2: March 3-24, 2022
Thursday evenings, 7–9 p.m. CST

Queen’s House Retreat Center, Saskatoon, SK
Virtual event (Zoom) series in two parts

Led by Gisele Bauche
Register Here
Additional Informational Brochure

January 2-6, 2022

Boundless Compassion Retreat (In Person)

Sunday, 7 p.m.–Thursday, 4 p.m.

Jesuit Retreat Center
Parma, OH

Led by Mary Dean Pfahler, SND,
certified Boundless Compassion facilitator

Information or 440-884-9300


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

Well-known author Joyce Rupp fashioned the Boundless Compassion retreat as a call to walk compassionately with self, others, and all of creation.  In this 4-day retreat based on
her book Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life, participants will discover the seeds of compassion revealed in the gospels and in insights from theology, spirituality, science, sociology, and psychology.  Come, explore the many-layered dimensions of compassion, the central quality of the life and teachings of Jesus.
Boundless Compassion certified facilitator Sr. Mary Dean Pfahler will use presentations,
small group discussions, media resources, personal reflection time, and guided prayer as
catalysts for a renewed commitment to be a compassionate presence to yourself and to
others in pain and struggle.

(Participants in this in-person retreat are eligible to attend a future Boundless Compassion Facilitator Training.)


February 25-27, 2022

Embraced with Compassion, Embracing the World

Friday 7:00 p.m. – Sunday noon
St. John XXIII Pastoral Center
Charleston, West Virginia
Women’s Weekend

Let by Mary Dean Pfahler, SND
Information, Registration:
Gerri Wright


Compassion is essential to human survival.

Discover the seeds of compassion planted across the spectrum of faith traditions and found in insights from theology, spirituality, science, sociology, and psychology.  Explore what it means to be compassionate toward oneself and a compassionate presence in the world.

This weekend retreat is inspired by well-known author Joyce Rupp’s Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life.  Sister Mary Dean Pfahler, a certifiedBoundless
Compassion facilitator, shares Joyce’s insights through presentations, quiet reflection, small group break-out sessions, media resources, and communal prayer.  Participants are invited to open their hearts to themselves, to one another, and to all beings.


June 26 – 30, 2022

Boundless Compassion Retreat

Sun. 7:00 pm. – Thurs. 4:00 p.m.
Dubuque, Iowa
Shalom Spirituality Center

Retreat leaders:
Mary Jo Wulf MSEd, BCF
Jeannine Kosman, BS, BCF

Connie Palm
CEU’s available


Mary Jo Wulf and Jeannine Kosman are BCF, (certified facilitators of Boundless Compassion, a program designed by Joyce Rupp. They invite you to expand and deepen your understanding of compassion from both a personal and professional perspective: During the first evening and following four days, you will glean insights from many dimensions including theology, spirituality, science, sociology and psychology. We will reflect on Christ call to love. You will experience this opportunity 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. The daily process includes formal presentations, videos and other media, quiet reflection, and group dialogue. Please note, this program is open to all persons of any religious or nonreligious affiliation and personal belief system. Boundless Compassion Facilitator training will follow on July 1. Anyone who has completed this four day retreat may apply to be a facilitator and attend the training.