Charism: Simplicity

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This would be the clothing, what gives the week its color. There is very little simple about simplicity. It involves the effort of burning our paper trash, composting, recycling, and conserving electricity and especially water. The retreat center gets its water from a well and so we must be careful to conserve it. Each participant gets one shower during the week (on the day they are on home crew) and the other days we go as a group to the Susquehanna River to bathe and refresh ourselves. Some people initially think this may be a hardship but it is one of the highlights of each day.

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