Finding God’s Spirit through The Liturgy of the Hours and Lectio Divina
Spend Ash Wednesday with us as Deacon Vito Piazza leads us around this theme about “Finding God’s Spirit through The Liturgy of the Hours and Lectio Divina”. Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every retreat. Everyone will gather for coffee and pastries for the first half hour. Deacon Vito will give a morning presentation, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and then he will give an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet time in prayer or shop in the bookstore.
Deacon Vito was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore in May of 2013. Currently Deacon Vito is the director Of Saint Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site. This historical site is the home of the first Roman Catholic Seminary in the United States, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s home in Baltimore and The Historic Chapel of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple; the first example of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United States. He was previously assigned to Saint Joseph Catholic Community in Sykesville, Maryland and also to The Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Springfield State Psychiatric Hospital as an Adjunct Roman Catholic Chaplain. He earned a B.A in Religious Studies with minors in Latin American studies and Philosophy from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Deacon Vito holds two masters degrees from Saint Mary’s Seminary & University Ecumenical Institute of Theology, an M.A. in Theology and an M.A. in Church Ministries with a concentration in Pastoral Care. Vito and his wife Doris of 41 years have one son. In 2002 Doris and Vito established the Hope for Morrope Foundation, a non-profit corporation which provides post-secondary education leading to university admission for the underprivileged in Morrope, Peru. In its 16-year history the Hope for Morrope Foundation has enabled over 400 young women and men live their dreams by attending local universities.