Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016: Franciscan RetreatPresenter: Fr. Dennet Jung, OFM. We use the expressions "Franciscan Spirituality" and "Franciscan Charism" to try to describe a way of living, a way of looking at life. What IS this WAY OF LOOKING AT LIFE? What IS the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi? This weekend we will look at the Gospels to try to see what Francis saw and how he attempted to live this Gospel life in imitation of the Suffering Servant Jesus. Cost: $170 Register
Monday Evening Mini RetreatsMonday Mini Retreat Programs begin with a meal in our dining room at 6:00 p.m. Following the meal, we meet in our main conference room for prayer and a presentation. There is time for discussion before the closing prayer at 9:00 p.m. Registration begins in the lobby at 5:15 p.m.
We continue our series of mini-retreats reflecting on the traditional seven “Spiritual Works of Mercy.
September 26: “Counseling the Doubtful.”
cannot walk alone as we seek to be faithful disciples of Jesus. In our fears and doubts, we need the encouragement, support, witness, and consoling words of our brothers and sisters. Presenters: Carol Herman and Diane Rice. Donation: $25.00 Register
October 24: “Praying for the Living and Deceased”“Praying for the Living and Deceased” is the work of mercy for our reflection this evening. We are
exhorted to pray, but why? We are reminded to “pray without ceasing,” but how? We pray for one another, but sometimes we ask “to what avail?” These questions continue to cross our minds, and we can discuss them this evening. Presenter: Dr. Carmina Chapp. Donation: $25.00 Register
November 21: “Bearing Wrongs Patiently”Other people hurt us; we hurt others, sometimes without even knowing that we do so. “Bearing Wrongs Patiently” can be a daily work of mercy that will enrich us and bring peace to our hearts. Presenter: Most Rev. Ronald Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, Pa. Donation: $25.00 Register
December 14:"Celebrating Mercy with Joy"As the solemnity of Christmas draws near, we celebrate mercy with joy. This evening we will watch “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the classic film of mercy and holiday rejoicing. Join us for a meal and a movie to prepare our families for the Feast of Mercy, the Birth of Jesus. Donation: $25.00 Register
Monday Mini Retreat Programs begin with a meal in our dining room at 6:00 p.m. Following the meal, we meet in our main conference room for prayer and a presentation. There is time for discussion before the closing prayer at 9:00 p.m. Registration begins in the lobby at 5:15 p.m. The donation for these mini-retreats is $25.00 per person. *Please preregister at least 10 days before the program so that we can know how many meals to prepare and the number of hand-outs we need to print. May the Lord give you peace! The Franciscans and the Retreat House Retreat Team.