Living Our Senior Years: Making the Most of this Chapter Are you in or approaching your senior years? Are you in or approaching retirement? During this retreat day, we will: Look at ways for appreciating and understanding this chapter of life. Identify unfinished life issues and discern what to do about them. Create a plan for what to do tomorrow. The purpose is to allow our relationship with God to help us to live our senior years fully. This retreat…Find out more
Nurturing Restless Hearts What’s in your heart? Are you seeking some change of heart? St. Augustine reminds us in The Confessions that “our heart is restless until it rests in You.” Drawing on Scripture and other sources, this day will look at different aspects of a discerning heart: the restless, searching heart, the forgiving heart, the grateful and giving heart. The prophet Joel reminds us to “return to the Lord with our whole heart” (Joel 2:12). Come away this day…Find out more
“What Are You Waiting For?” This theme will explore praying through life-changes, when what we are waiting for does not materialize, and we have to dream again, wait again, and hope again for what is next. Fr. Joe Muth will lead us during this day of prayer, open to all. We begin with a morning presentation, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet…Find out more
Experiencing God If, as Bonaventure says, God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere, how are we to encounter God? Drs. John and Audrey Rogers will explore this theme during our February Friends Day of Prayer retreat. 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…Find out more
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…Find out more
Tomb Time to Easter Joy What is opening up within us? As Spring blooms around us and the Church celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, from what tomb-places are we being called back into the light and warmth of renewed life? Transformation often happens in the dark of the tomb-times of our lives, and we emerge with new strength when the time is right. In what ways can we, like Mary Magdalene and the apostles, be witnesses to…Find out more
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…Find out more
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