The Simplification of Life Personal Retreat

Cost:  $75.00
Spiritual Director Catherine Tran
THE SIMPLIFICATION OF LIFE is a retreat that explores the mystery of the birth of Christ within.  Retreatants will journey under the guidance of Spiritual Director, Catherine Tran, with an emphasis on keeping life simple in a very hectic and work-aholic culture. Learn how to say 'no' with integrity and clarity. The retreat includes daily reflections, a guide for praying the daily office, audio instruction, and optional individual spiritual direction (in person or by Skype).

The spiritual classic, A Testament of Devotion by Thomas R. Kelly will be a primary resource for reflections and instruction. (Purchasing the book is optional but recommended. If you use the book link on this page, you will help to support Creative Spirituality.)
"I thought Catherine was superb. The video, audio and daily reflections were very helpful.  This retreat came at just the right time.  It allowed me to center as a new call was extended and allowed me to continue my prayer practice."           -David

  • Go to
  • Click on the The Simplification of Life  link in Available Courses.
  • Click the Create New Account button on right side of page.   (If you are a previous retreatant and already have an account with us, use your same user name and password and login. You will be sent to the payment page).
  • Follow the directions to create and confirm your account.
  • After confirming your account, it should take you to the payment page. (If not, then click on the The Simplification of Life  link again)
Please use the player below to listen to an audio introduction to this retreat.  For a transcript of the audio introduction, go to the blog.

Use this player to listen to a sample audio teaching from the retreat.

Sample of the Daily Prayer Hours (PDF)