Path to Freedom:
12 Traditions and 12 Concepts

The prophetic brilliance of Bill Wilson (his inclusive and comprehensive perspective) are fully on display when looking at the circle and triangle: a fully integrated set of operating Principles for individual development and group interaction: the practice of living.

The 12 Traditions, approved in 1950, established Principles for behavior within each group as well as between all groups. Many individuals have found these guidelines useful in their personal lives and relationships with others. Herb K. presents a monthly series on the 12 Traditions – January through June, 2022.

The 12 Concepts, adopted in 1955, are a set of guiding Principles for the operation of a nonprofit, spiritual organization. Herb K. presents a monthly series on the 12 Concepts – July through December, 2022.

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Review the list of scheduled events below and click on the workshop you wish to attend.  You will be taken to the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center website to complete registration.


Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director 
(Sober since 1984)
Through working the 12 Steps as contained in the Big Book, Herb experienced a profound spiritual awakening. He will discuss the impact of the Process & Principles for walking this path, practicing emotional sobriety to develop emotional maturity and a practice of daily intentional consciousness.