Rorate posted the announcement.
I wasn't able to find a comment by Bob Pileggi, the man who would have been conducting the retreat. For those not familiar with the controversial spiritual teacher, I've posted a note on Bob here:Dear Mr. X: Thank you for your message. After reviewing the content of the retreat, it is clear that the program is not consistent with the purpose and mission of the Abbey Guesthouse. Therefore, the retreat has been cancelled.
Fr. Bob Pierson OSBGuestmasterSt. John’s Abbey GuesthousePO Box 2015Collegeville, MN 56321-2015
Bob finds deep satisfaction in creating and facilitating space where couples, their families and friends can fully experience life’s most poignant and valuable moments. In addition to his work with Journeys of the Heart, he dedicates his life to working with people who seek to “experience the moment” through ceremony, yoga instruction, spiritual counseling, breath coaching and energy work. Bob offers individual sessions, workshops, and multi-day retreats to guide others toward a sense of unconditional acceptance, compassion, peace, joy, and gratitude for life. He is happy mixing spiritual, secular and/or cultural traditions to create ceremonies that are meaningful expressions of people’s lives. - SourcePhoto: Bob from Easton Mountain Experiences Blog. More information on Bob's retreats: Men Need Real Touch. Pileggi appears to be connected to Easton Mountain in NY, although he is not listed there as being a staff member. Thank God the monks at St. John's understand that these programs are not consistent with the purpose and mission of the Abbey.
But you know what they say: "The boy always gets naked." Richard Rohr