Reflecting on the Biblical sisters of wisdom and folly, we will ask the questions: What is wisdom? What is folly? What is age?
Regrouping those of us who are aging into the categories of wisdom or folly, can we be honest with ourselves?
Recharging ourselves to recognize that both wisdom and age are gifts given to all life; can I age with wisdom?
Along with plenty of time for private prayer, meditation, reflection, relaxation, and recreation, there will be six conferences with time for your interaction. The retreat will also include morning and evening prayers, the celebration of the Eucharist, and time set aside for the sacrament of reconciliation. Biblical passages will guide us through this brief, but meaningful time together. It will not be a weekend escape, but an intense journey into a joyful and realistic topic no matter what your chronological age. Guided by Fr. Robert Albright.
Check-in begins at 3pm on Friday. Dinner will be served at 6pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm. The retreat will conclude after lunch on Monday.
Rev. Robert E. Albright is a retired Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He has served as the Catholic Campus Minister at Towson University for the twenty-six years prior to his retirement in July 2006. Previous to this, Father Bob served as Campus Minister at the University of Maryland Baltimore County for two years and then at Goucher College for three years. During all these years, he served first as Acting Director and then as Director of Ministry to Higher Education for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. His other ministerial work includes nine years in two parishes as Associate Pastor and eight years teaching religion, music, German, and English in elementary and secondary schools. Prior to his forty-three years as a priest, he was a member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools for thirteen years.
Fr. Bob received his undergraduate degree in Education and Modern Languages from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, where he also pursued graduate studies in Liturgical Music and Theology. He continued graduate studies at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Loyola College, and St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore.
Through teaching a scholarly approach to the Bible over the past forty-five years, Father Bob has explored greater interfaith issues at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies of Baltimore. His studies led him to the Catholic Center for Holocaust Studies at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA., through which he traveled to Israel twice to study at the International Center for Holocaust Studies at Yad VaShem in Jerusalem. Father Bob has been to Israel over fifteen times leading Study Tours And Retreats, as well as doing private research in Biblical sites and studying the Palestinian/Israeli situation.
Father Bob is currently engaged in numerous interfaith activities, as well as having published seven volumes of his sermons and homilies. He also belongs to numerous associations and organizations which support his work and accomplishments. In 2006, he was the recipient of the “Annual Greenblatt Award” given by the Baltimore Jewish community to persons who do outstanding work in Holocaust education and programs.