Gratitude Retreat

August 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - August 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Jesus, Biblical retreat, Christian

Give Thanks to God Unceasingly

St. Paul and our other holy men and women tell us to give thanks to God unceasingly. Amidst great trials and hardships, they made continual thanksgiving their lifestyle. Despite persecution and harsh opposition, they lived with peace, joy, and great hope. During this retreat, through conferences and prayer, we will explore in great depth the inner workings of a disciple’s unceasing gratitude. Continual gratitude gives us God’s perspective on our lives, amidst both the ordered beauty and the chaotic confusion of our world. Continual gratitude helps us establish God’s reign in human hearts through our own minds and hearts having been re-created in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Continual gratitude makes us familiar inhabitants of heaven while remaining earthly sojourners. Welcome to this retreat.

Check-in begins at 3pm and the retreat will begin after dinner. This is a silent retreat and is guided by Dr. Michael Fonseca. There will be morning prayer and two presentations with group dialogue each day, along with time for personal reflection.

Dr. Michael Fonseca has been the Coordinator for Spiritual Formation in the Diaconate Program of the Diocese of Victoria, Texas since 1998. He continues to serve the Diaconate Program on an as needed basis. He and his wife, Cherrie, facilitate God’s Embrace Ministries through an Institute to form spiritual directors, weekend retreats, and several standalone formation programs in Catholic Spirituality. Along with 10 Guidebooks, Leader-Guides, and Audios required for the Formation Programs of God’s Embrace Ministries, Michael has also written Living in God’s Embrace and Loving in the Master’s Footsteps. For more information on his ministry, you can visit his website:

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Event Details

Start: August 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
End: August 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Cost: $375
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Dr. Michael Fonseca

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $355 through 5/27/2021.

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