Congratulations to Reverend Canon Kim Karashin, from the Diocese of Pittsburgh who recently completed the 19th Annotation Retreat in Daily Life. Reverend Karashin is a graduate of Penn State University and Duquesne University and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 2019.

When asked about her journey through the 19th Annotation, Reverence Karashin said, “Over the course of my participation in the retreat, my eyes were opened in ways they had not previously been, to the true character of God and God’s love for me. My relationship with God has been transformed through this process and with it, my relationship with myself and with others, and my understanding of my personal vocation.

The difficulty and complexity of my ministry can be overwhelming at times, and too often, I have been swept up in waves of anxiety. Sister Carole and the Retreat have equipped me to approach my work and my life in a way that is more physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy, and thus more joy-filled and sustainable. I am grateful to Sister Carole, to the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality, and to God for the opportunity to be guided into a deeper relationship with God and a more life-giving way of being.”

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