Shepherd Me into your Kingdom, Lord: Through His death and resurrection, Jesus established the Kingdom of God, permanently and irrevocably. Through Jesus, God has entered into a new and everlasting covenant with us. Quietly and prayerfully, we will explore the fundamentals of covenant union with God as revealed in the miracles, the parables, the Sermon on the Mount, the Great Discourse, and the death and resurrection of Jesus, giving you the opportunity to appreciate and transform your discipleship in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Each morning of the retreat will begin with a prayer session. Two presentations will be given during the day, with personal reflection time built into the day. Daily Mass will also be available in our Chapel. A question and answer session will be offered each evening. This is a silent retreat, guided by Dr. Michael Fonseca.
Check-in will begin at 3pm on Friday. Dinner is served at 6pm and then the retreat will begin at 7pm.
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 the Guidebooks, Leader-Guides, and videos 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. In the very near future, God’s Embrace Ministries programs will be offered through webinars as well. Dr. Fonseca holds master’s degrees in English Literature, Theology and Counseling. He received his doctorate of ministry degree from Graduate Theological Foundation.