“Fratelli Tutti”: Blueprint for a Spiritual Life
Pope Francis is a pope for our times. He’s taken on so many of the evils and pitfalls we face as a global village. In his recent encyclical he presents a path for how we might deepen our own spiritual life. It begins with our struggles of isolation and darkness and moves on to how we might open our hearts in relating to others.
We will explore this theme together. This retreat day will also offer participants the opportunity to develop a plan for going deeper in their relationship with God and others. In doing so, we will fulfill the fact that indeed we are Fratelli Tutti — “All Sisters and Brothers!”
The guide for our day is Father Nicholas Amato, no stranger to the retreat center. He has been a regular presenter for retreats and days of recollection for many years. He brings with him the experience of 50 years ministering as a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, as a spiritual director, and as an author of several books: Living in God: Contemplative Prayer and Contemplative Action (2016), Moving from Stress to Joy (2018), and Happiness and Joy: Can a Spiritual Life Have Both? (2020). This day away may be, “Just what the doctor ordered.”
Outside the presentation time, this will be a day of silence so that a reflective atmosphere may bring forth insights and personal applications.