Advent Retreat: Giving Birth to the Holy


“I must be the Virgin and give birth to God.” (Angelus Silesius, 17th century German mystic).  The call of this time is to birth the holy in the midst of our lives, wherever we find ourselves.  This is not something that waits until we have more time or space or money.  We birth the holy right here, right now.   In this Advent Season of hope and longing, we will spend time this weekend unpacking the ways we can be birth-givers to God for our world.  Through prayer, input, sharing, and time for reflective quiet, we will consider the times we have both midwifed another’s birth into newness and given birth to God in our own life’s journey.  As we pray “Come, Lord Jesus,” can we feel life stirring within us?

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Date, Time, and Cost:

This program begins at 7 PM on Friday, December 8, 2017 and ends at 11 AM on Sunday, December 10, 2017.  The cost is $190 for residents and $140 for commuters.  There is a $50 non-refundable Deposit.  Your registration is not confirmed until your deposit is received.  Registration does not begin until May 1, 2017.

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(If you pay the deposit online via PayPal there is no option for coming back to pay the remaining amount online. The remaining amount must be paid by a check (mail in or pay on your arrival) or by cash when you arrive for the program. There is no way of processing a credit card at the center. If you really want to pay everything by credit card then pay in full at the time of online registration. If the program is canceled you will receive the full payment back via PayPal. If you are unable to attend the program, the remainder after the deposit will be paid back via PayPal.)

About The Presenter: Anne Amati OSF

Anne Amati, OSF is a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Anne has had experience as an educator on various levels as well as a facilitator of community life in several ministries. Anne served as a retreat director at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston. PA as well as an itinerant retreat director for predominately Franciscan congregations both nationally and internationally. For 17 years Anne was a staff member of the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs. Since completing her term on the leadership team of her congregation, Anne continues to offer retreats and facilitate community chapters.

Date(s) - 12/08/2017 - 12/10/2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 am

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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