Day Programs & Retreats

 

October Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $8

Women from all walks of life are invited to pray together and learn more about the beauty of prayer. Led by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery, S.C., this prayer group will refresh your spirit and help you find strength in regular prayer habits. Just bring your Bible and come as you are!

Price includes coffee and pastry. Registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins welcome!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Mandalas, Candles & Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent

Price: $50.00

Date: November 11, 2017

Saturday, November 11
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: $50

(Price includes materials)

Presented by Sharon Seyfarth Garner & Karen Bland Peterson

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and join us for this day of prayerful preparation for the season of Advent. In the morning, create your own personalized Advent wreath to take home with you for use in your individual or family devotions. In the afternoon, explore creative Advent practices based on the book, Mandalas, Candles & Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent by Sharon Seyfarth Garner. Let go of the stress of the season and embrace how coloring mandalas, lighting candles, and contemplative prayer can keep us centered in the light of Christmas this Advent season. Coffee & pastry, and lunch are included.

Sharon Seyfarth Garner is an ordained United Methodist Pastor (1997), a certified Spiritual Director (Ignatian Spirituality Institute), and author of Praying with Mandalas: Contemplative Coloring for Contemporary Christians.

Karen Bland Peterson is a Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator and leader of women's retreats that focus on the intersection of nature, spirituality, and creativity. She also is a consultant providing Interim Director leadership to non-profit organizations.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

November Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: November 27, 2017

Monday, November 27
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $8

Women from all walks of life are invited to pray together and learn more about the beauty of prayer. Led by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery, S.C., this prayer group will refresh your spirit and help you find strength in regular prayer habits. Just bring your Bible and come as you are!

Price includes coffee and pastry. Registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins welcome!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Ignatian Currents - Always Discerning: Ignatian Spirituality for a New Millennium

Price: $60.00

Date: December 1, 2017

Facilitated by Fr. Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J.  and Carol Atwell Ackels

Friday, December 1
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Pope Francis has explicitly and repeatedly stated that discernment is essential for anyone who is a follower of Jesus Christ. But what, exactly, is discernment? Why must we do it? When do we do it? How should we do it? How are lay Christians to implement discernment into not only life’s big decisions but also into the everyday, more mundane choices we constantly find ourselves having to make? This evening will explore the dynamic interrelationship of head, heart, and hands, which is crucial to the discernment process.

Saturday, December 2
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

At the beginning of his new book, Always Discerning, Fr. Joe Tetlow, S.J. writes: "Discernment is a gift offered to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ. Discernment has become a constant in the lives of mature Christians. ... We still need the virtues of gentleness and self-mastery. But more than ever before, we need some other gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, counsel, and understanding."

What exactly is discernment? Why must we do it? When do we do it? How should we do it? This daylong workshop retreat explores these questions and some answers. If prayer has grown more shallow than it could be, this day will offer some depths to plumb. If making the Examen has grown a bit vapid, there are some things to look into. And if you wonder how a mature disciple of Christ can sensibly live joyfully in a world of spite and hate, division and violence, this day will open a path.

Guided by Scripture, the words of Pope Francis, and Ignatian wisdom, we will learn the necessity and importance of the dynamic interrelationship of head, heart, and hands as crucial to the discernment process.

The day will proceed with input, sharing in triads, and plenary sessions for questions and discussion. We hope everyone will leave more keenly aware of how God has blessed our lifeworld with the gifts God has given each of us.

Carol Ackels is the Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute, a ministry of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Dallas, TX. A spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition, she serves as retreat director of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius in various formats at Jesuit Retreat Houses across the United States.

Joe Tetlow, SJ began giving Exercises in Daily Life in the early 1980s and his Choosing Christ in the World has been translated into several languages. He was president of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, associate editor of America magazine, and director of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House at Lake Dallas.

Price Options:
Friday night only: $30
Saturday only: $60
Friday & Saturday, commuting: $85
Friday & Saturday, overnight: $130

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Advent Luncheon - “Making Room for One Another”

Price: $30.00

Date: December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $30

Presented by Sr. Erin Zubal, OSU

Advent is a season of preparations. We re-arrange our homes and our hearts to welcome Jesus. How do the Scriptures of this holy season also invite us to make room for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us? Discover and explore how the commitment to justice animates and enriches Advent and allows us to stay rooted in Christ.

Sr. Erin Zubal, OSU, is a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland. She has served at Beaumont School, St. Leo the Great, and is currently at Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Erin has also been an advocate for justice through her participation in the “Nuns on the Bus” and currently serves as a member of the board of NETWORK: a Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

December Morning Prayer for Women

Price: $8.00

Date: December 18, 2017

Monday, December 18

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $8

Women from all walks of life are invited to pray together and learn more about the beauty of prayer. Led by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery, S.C., this prayer group will refresh your spirit and help you find strength in regular prayer habits. Just bring your Bible and come as you are!

Price includes coffee and pastry. Registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins welcome!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Christmas Eve Mass

Price: $0.00

Date: December 24, 2017

Sunday, December 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for Christmas Eve Mass in the Jesuit Retreat House chapel. Register below so we can save you a seat.

Free will offering accepted.

Available Spaces: 80

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