Diaspora Spirituality – Retreat in Spanish

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Hispanic spirituality

Hispanic Spirituality has been described as “Diaspora Spirituality”. It is the spirituality of the marginalized, the persecuted and of those who find themselves living as strangers in a strange land. It focuses on how God’s grace is always moving us towards restoration and liberation. It’s is centered on an unwavering faith in God’s special love towards the abandoned and those who suffer. In short it is the spirituality of those whose only recourse has been faith in the redeeming power of Jesus cross.

In this one day retreat we will explore the rich biblical tradition of this spirituality and how it can help us navigate our own moments of “personal diaspora”. In the morning we will learn about what makes Hispanic Spirituality so rich and so unique; its elements and its meaning for a world in turmoil. In the afternoon we will explore how to use this rich tradition to guide and inform our own personal moments of abandonment, displacement and exodus.

Guided by Deacon Harbey Santiago. This retreat will be presented in Spanish. Lunch is included.

Deacon Harbey Santiago has a BS in Computer Engineering from the university of Puerto Rico and an MS in Computer Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. In addition he successfully completed the the Deacon Formation program at the St Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore and was ordained as a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2007. Since his ordination he has ministered at the St Michael’s Catholic Church in Poplar Springs, Md. A large part of his ministry has been helping individuals, Anglo and Hispanics, navigate the turmoil of divorce, separation and loss. For the last nine years he has led the Divorce Care Ministry at this parish and is an advocate of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Marriage Tribunal in which he usually focuses on Hispanic cases. He has ample experience as a retreat master for spiritual formation and marriage preparation as well as family and youth retreats.


La espiritualidad hispana ha sido descrita como “espiritualidad de la diáspora”. Es la espiritualidad de los marginados, los perseguidos y los que se encuentran viviendo como extraños en una tierra extraña. Su enfoco es en cómo la gracia de Dios siempre nos mueve hacia la restauración y la liberación. Es una espiritualidad centrada en una fe inquebrantable en el amor especial que Dios demuestra hacia los abandonados y los que sufren. En resumen, es la espiritualidad de aquellos cuyo único recurso ha sido la fe en el poder redentor de La Cruz.

En este día de retiro exploraremos la rica tradición bíblica de esta espiritualidad y cómo puede ayudarnos a navegar nuestros propios momentos de “diáspora personal”. Por la mañana aprenderemos lo que hace que la espiritualidad hispana sea tan rica y única; Sus elementos y su significado para un mundo en crisis. En la tarde exploraremos cómo usar esta rica tradición para guiar e informar nuestros momentos personales de abandono, desplazamiento y éxodo.

El diácono Harbey Santiago tiene una licenciatura en ingeniería informática de la Universidad de Puerto Rico y una maestría en ciencias informáticas de la Universidad Johns Hopkins. Además de estod, completó con éxito el programa de Formación de Diáconos en el Seminario de Santa María en Baltimore y fue ordenado diácono permanente en la Arquidiócesis de Baltimore en 2007. Desde su ordenación el ha ministrado en la Iglesia Católica de San Miguel en Poplar Springs, Maryland. Una gran parte de su ministerio ha sido ayudar a individuos, anglos e hispanos, a navegar las turbulentas aguas de un divorcio, una separación o una gran pérdida personal. Durante los últimos 8 años ha dirigido el Ministerio a Divorciados en esta parroquia y es uno del los defensores officiales  del Tribunal de Matrimonio de la Arquidiócesis de Baltimore en donde generalmente se enfoca en casos hispanos. Ademas de esto, durante su ministerion en la iglesia el ha adquirido una amplia experiencia como maestro de retiros de formación espiritual y preparación matrimonial, así como retiros familiares y juveniles.

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Event Details

Date: October 2
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $60
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Presenter

Deacon Harbey Santiago

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