Mary’s Magnificent Magnificat!
This beautiful prayer, ascribed to Mary, is a clarion call to discipleship, contemplation and solidarity with those on the margins of society. In words and art, this prayer reflects Mary’s vulnerability, transparency and authenticity. It is as tender as it is passionate. What can it mean for our spirituality to pray it often and with intention?
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. Sr. Sara will give a morning presentation, and there will be time for Mass in the Chapel afterwards. A delicious lunch will be served and then she will give an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet time in prayer or shop in the bookstore.
Sara Dwyer, ASC, is a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, an international religious order. She serves as the Director of the Washington Retreat House in DC. For over 45 years, she has facilitated adult faith formation opportunities and retreats in parishes; ministered in diocesan offices; served on her congregational leadership team and as a formation staff member for the Paulist Fathers. Sara has Master degrees in Theology and Education.