Relying on the Communion of Saints
All of us need a little bit of help in life, right? So, have you been in touch with any of the “saints” in recent days? We will spend the day looking at the formal process of sainthood in the Catholic Church, as well as going deeper into the lives of several saints and how they can relate to us and with us. Guided by Fr. Harry Geib, he will share more about his three special “saints”, the “kind companions” in his life that he considers his friends. Who are yours?
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 a master’s of social work 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 is currently the superior of the Gonzaga Jesuit Community in Washington, DC.