What is the most important aspect of your life? You might answer it is your spouse, your children, your parents, your ministry, or so on. But our Friends Day retreat would suggest that the most important aspect of your life is your relationship with Jesus Christ. And how is that relationship going for you? How much effort do you give to that relationship? Each Lenten season we hear the invitation from God to “Come back to me with all your Heart!” We will spend the day looking at this relationship from our perspective as humans, and from God’s perspective. We will look at Scripture, Art, and Music. Guided by Fr. Harry Geib.
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. Fr. Harry will give a morning presentation, and then will celebrate Mass in the Chapel afterwards. A delicious lunch will be served 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.
Fr. Harry Geib is a member of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Prior to entering the Jesuits, Fr. Harry did graduate studies in gerontology. As a Jesuit, Fr. Harry has worked with Jesuit Refugee Service in Thailand (Cambodian/Hmong refugees), in Malaysia (Vietnamese refugees) and in Uganda (Sudanese refugees). After completing an MSW at Gallaudet University, he worked as the health care coordinator for his Jesuit province, followed by campus ministry at Wheeling Jesuit University. Fr. Harry was then the superior for the community of senior Jesuits in Baltimore. He has recently begun as superior of the Gonzaga Jesuit Community in Washington, DC.